Walking, Wheeling and Cycling opportunities for you!

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With so many Walking, Wheeling and Cycling opportunities on offer across the Wigan Borough over the next few months, I thought I would drop you all an email with an update.

In addition to our extensive day to day walking and cycling offer and community projects (Activities and sports (wigan.gov.uk)) we have four key events coming up:

Cycle Three Sisters

On Tuesday 7th May we held the first of this years two cycling festivals at Three Sisters Race Circuit in Ashton. The event was a huge success with around 700 visitors enjoying the event. Our next event takes place during the school holidays on 23rd July and will again provide an opportunity to cycle on the 1 mile race circuit. Other activities available include a balance bike circuit, cycle skills for children, wheels for all, free bike hire, a free Dr Bike service, our climbing wall and much more. To find out more check out the attached flyer or visit Cycle Three Sisters (wigan.gov.uk)

Visit our facebook page to see photos from our 7th May event.

Big Wigan Walk Week

Join us for the return of the Big Wigan Walk Week (25th May – 2nd June), our borough-wide celebration of the joys and benefits of walking.

We have around 50 free walks/events planned over the course of nine days – including nature-themed strolls around our beautiful local green spaces and walking routes of historical interest.

Walks have been planned to suit all ages and abilities, from relaxed and inclusive 30-minute strolls to longer routes that may require more stamina.

Check out our full timetable below to find a walk near you!

Tour of Britain Ladies

We’re proud to reveal that we will be hosting the conclusion of the Tour of Britain Ladies cycle race on Sunday 9th June at Leigh Sports Village. To find out more visit Route for final stage of Tour of Britain Women revealed as European city of cycling welcomes world’s best female riders (wigan.gov.uk)

To celebrate the Tour coming to our Borough we’ll be delivering a wide range of free activities at Leigh Sports Village throughout the day. Check out our social media pages for more information over the coming weeks.

Memory Walk 2024

Join us as we walk for a world without dementia!

Our Memory Walks have been bringing people together as a community for more than a decade, to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

This year we’re excited to be heading to a brand-new venue!

As well as our regular event at Haigh Woodland Park in September (watch out for more details later this year), we’ll be connecting with nature at the fabulous Pennington Flash!

When? Sunday 9th June 2024

Where? Pennington Flash Nature Reserve, Leigh

Start time – 11am

Choose from:

A short accessible walk (approx. 20 mins)

A 5km/3.1 mile walk around Pennington Flash (approx. 45-60 mins)

For further information and to sign up visit Memory Walk 2024 (wigan.gov.uk)

To find out more about any of the above events or our regular activities please get in touch.

Regards

Rick

Richard Smith

Activation Manager – Walking, Wheeling & Cycling

Be Well Team, Strategy & Innovation Directorate

Wigan Council, Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1YN