Getting Around The Local Area By Bike

Depending on how confident and fit a cyclist you are, there are a range of destinations that can be accessed by bike from Clover View.

Normanton centre can be reached in around 5-minutes by bike, Castleford in around 20-minutes and even Wakefield in under 40-minutes. Locally there are a number of advisory and traffic-free cycle paths, catering for cyclists of different abilities and experience. Take a look at the interactive West Yorkshire Cycle Map, to find out more.

Looking to get out for a leisurely cycle ride? There are fantastic, safe routes for you to take advantage of on your doorstep, including the 32-mile circular Wakefield Wheel which includes some off-road canal tow path sections. This route also connects into the National Cycle Network route 67 which links Wakefield and Leeds via places such as Methley and Woodlesford.

For more information on cycling in Wakefield visit our useful cycling guides and resources page.

Planning a Journey by Bike

If you are unfamiliar with the local area and looking to plan a route by bike, an online route planner can be a really useful tool to use. You can enter your journey start point and end point and the route planner will display a number of route options on a handy map. Alongside easy to follow directions it will tell you how far the journey is, how long it will take, and even how hilly it is.

The West Yorkshire Interactive Cycle Map shows Wakefields comprehensive network of cycle routes but when used in combination with the City Connect Journey Planner also allows you to plan your journey from A to B. Simply enter your start and finish points and away you go!

Why cycle?

Cycling is rapidly growing in popularity, and through the CV19 pandemic has for many people become an essential travel option. Cycling has always, however, been a great way to travel around for those able to do so. It offers many personal benefits, such as improved health and cost savings. It also offers significant benefit to the environment and local community, helping to take cars off the road, reducing pollution and reducing congestion.

Cycling can also be a great commuter travel option. If you’re new to cycling or aren’t really sure where to start with your cycle-commute then check out some of our handy guidance on buying a commuter bike, commuting by bike whatever the weather and the benefits of choosing to travel actively.