Dewsbury Councillors have commissioned EPIKS to engage residents in more cycling. With help from a local network of greenways and off-road routes, and new technologies such as e-bikes, cycling and walking are a really great choice for the environment and a healthier way to travel. Over time, there are also cost savings compared to owning and maintaining a car.

Residents are being invited to try an e-bike, thanks to support from Dewsbury Councillors. The EPIKS gazebo will be popping up around Dewsbury in June and July so that residents can discover how e-bikes are a great way to get fit, save money and help protect the environment. With an electric motor to help you pedal, e-bikes make journey times shorter and hill climbs easier. Finding the right e-bike can be difficult and expensive, so we’re offering Dewsbury residents the chance to try one locally for free.

The EPIKS team will be on hand to answer questions on how EPIKS or one of our partners can help to get you cycling in Dewsbury this summer. There will be a special focus on e-bikes. Riders can book their place online by clicking on the green locations below to book your ride through Eventbrite.

Please note: places have been booking up quickly, so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton Saturday 23rd July 10.30-4.30

Savile Town Sports Field at bandstand Sunday 24th July 10:30-4:30

Dewsbury Town Hall Saturday 30th July 10:30-4:30

Thornhill Sports and Community Centre Trojans Rugby Club Sunday 31 July 10:30 – 4:30      

Cllr Nosheen Dad, lead member of the Dewsbury Place Partnership said: “Active travel will be an increasingly important part of the future of the town. In addition to improvements planned in the town centre for cyclists and pedestrians, Dewsbury is already well connected by traffic-free routes – the greenways to Mirfield, Bradford and Ossett. We are pleased to introduce residents to the benefits of the e-bike, which will become part of how we make short journeys and will contribute to a healthier town and a healthier population.”