Cycling is a healthy and sustainable means of travel, which does not damage the environment and is great for short journeys.
We are making improvements so that cycling is safer, more secure and more enjoyable in town centres and along routes linked to residential areas. There are also ambitious plans to link the borough's own network of cycle, foot and bridle paths into various national and regional networks.
Cycle improvements coming to Wigan
Wigan Council has been awarded extra funds to make cycling more attractive in Wigan borough.
Plans include dedicated cycle and pedestrian facilities, cycle crossings on Robin Park Road, Warrington Road, Wallgate, Saddle Junction and around the Pemberton area.
Borough Balance Bike Championships 2016
The Borough Balance Bike Championships 2016 was held at the Robin Park Area in Wigan, in August.
This event is open to children from 18 months to 5 years of age.
It is free for your children to enter, there will be prizes and trophies for the winners on the final day.
The course is set up, incorporating ramps, bumps and other obstacles, it helps your children to gain confidence whilst having fun.
Health on Wheels
The 'Health on Wheels’ programme helps adults get back into cycling in a safe, fun and healthy way. Regular guided cycle rides are organised and in particular encourage people to take part who may not have been active for some time - even providing bikes and safety equipment (where possible) on the rides.
For information on cycling sessions and more visit:
Standish Mineral Line
The Line in Standish is getting an upgrade. You can find out about the project and view the plans on the Standish Cycling web page.