Welcome to Wheely Good Communities

There are three market towns and over thirty tea shops within a half hour cycle of our local villages. And there's no better way to get to them than on your bike - it's good for your health, your wallet and the planet.

We've mapped over a dozen easy rides around the area and bought some bikes and family cycling equipment you can borrow. All the details are here online so why not let us help you get out on your bike - whether it's for work, leisure, pleasure or running errands.

Whether you want some help to get back on your bike, need some instuction in cycling skills, want advice on how to maintain your own bicycle, need to fit a child’s helmet but don’t know how, or want advice on taking your family out safely on local roads , then get in touch and we'll see if we can help. We can also organise guided rides to show good local routes. You can find out about any forthcoming family friendly guided rides here. We hope to see you out with us soon.

Contact Stuart or Kirstie, Project Coordinators
Tel: 01524 782351
Email: wheelygood@familyonabike.org

Wheely Good Communities
It's better by bike


About the project

We're a community project aspiring to make our local villages places where people feel confident to use their bicycles for local journeys. In other words: Wheely Good Communities.

We're here to support people who want to use their bikes instead of cars:

  • to go to work, school or college
  • for shopping or running errands
  • to visit friends, relatives or local attractions
  • for health, fitness, leisure or pleasure

So if you want to give your car a rest and your legs a gentle spin, let us help you get out in the fresh air, see the local countryside, and find a quiet backroad way to get where you want to go by bike.

Thanks to funding from Lancaster City Council, Cycling England, Kellogg's Active Living Fund, Arnside & Silverdale AONB and Cumbria County Council Neighbourhood Forum we're able to offer FREE in village support for cycling including:

You can find out more about the project here on the website, by downloading our leaflet (pdf), listening to an interview (mp3) about the project or by giving us a call. If you're running a local event, we have a Wheely Good Roadshow we can bring to you to help spread the word. We welcome your feedback, suggestions for developing the project and of course any offers of help and support.

Contact Stuart or Kirstie, Project Coordinators
Tel: 01524 782351
Email: wheelygood@familyonabike.org

Wheely Good Communities
It's better by bike


Wheely Good Communities gratefully acknowledges the support of its various supporters, funders and helpers.





  Guided Rides
We've mapped over a dozen easy local rides. Guide yourself or let us show you the way. Also details of other local rides.
More details>
  Live on air
Hear us talk about the project in a short interview with Radio Lancashire
Listen to mp3
  In the Picture
See some pictures from our 2007 roadshows and rides
In the picture>

Volunteers Wanted
We're looking for people to help give bike checks, lead local rides or be Bike Buddies.
More details >


Cycling survey
We want to find out about local cycle habits.
To the survey>

  Project map
of villages targeted by the project. But offcomers are welcome to come and join the fun!
Google Map>

Wheely Good Communities is part of The Family Adventure Project