A free family-friendly event is to take place at Stanley Library to encourage cycling to and from Wakefield’s district libraries.

At Stanley Library on Saturday 29 April, from 10am to 1pm, people can take a bike and get expert advice on how to fix and adjust it.

Adults and children can go on a short ride, or go along on foot, have a drink and get safety advice and route ideas for summer trips. Children can also get creative and imagine their dream bike and learn the names of different bike parts. There’s no need to book, just turn up.

Mark Lynam, Corporate Director for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said: “This event is an opportunity to find out more about cycling, and the ‘green libraries’ scheme.

“It aims to encourage people to use a bike, or walk to libraries instead of driving, and to help tackle environmental concerns and vehicle emissions.”

The Stanley event is part of the ‘green libraries’ scheme, that Wakefield Council has signed up to, and gives visitors access to self-service bike repair kits at all libraries, and with two outdoor mending stations at Airedale and Stanley.

Libraries are environmentally friendly places, that reuse and recycle books – and this initiative is a way to support communities and create a better future for people and the planet.

A similar event will also take place at Airedale Library on 24 June, from 10am-1pm.