Whether you’ve got a little legs on a balance bike or a bike with stabilisers, there’s lots of places around Wakefield that will help them build up their confidence with learning to ride a bike!
Firstly, your local park is brilliant for learning to ride a bike, just choose an area with a flat, decent width path and they’ll have hours of fun riding back and forth!! If you’ve tried this and want a change of scenery, take a look at some of the places that we’ve enjoyed!
Pugneys Country Park
We’ve done so many laps around Pugneys lake when our little boy was learning to ride his bike. There’s the added bonus of a train ride, adventure playground or even an ice cream!
Asdale Road, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield WF2 7EQ
Anglers Country Park
I think Anglers is a little longer than Pugneys but with the Room on the Broom Trail it is easy to encourage little ones to keep going to get to the next character. Just be careful if it’s windy as the bottom corner can be quite extreme in the wind and we’ve nearly had Mini Mumbler blown off his bike! If it’s a little busy head into Haw Park Woods next door!
Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, Wakefield WF4 2EB
It’s 1.8 miles around the perimeter path of Thornes Park. It’s not completely flat like Anglers but the main hill in the middle can be avoided!! Start and finish at the stadium car park so you can have a play in the playground too.
Horbury Road, Wakefield WF2 8TY
Walton Colliery Nature Park
We only discovered Walton Colliery recently but it is the perfect place to learn to ride a bike with the wide asphalt paths! You can loop back on yourself and cycle around the lakes to get the miles up!
102 Shay Lane, Walton, Wakefield WF2 6NB
Just follow the path around the racecourse! There’s loads of space to come off the path onto the grass!