These health cycle rides are a great way to establish a weekly routine of exercise and offer the opportunity to get out and meet new people. Led by trained volunteer leaders, these fun and free cycle rides offer you the chance to ride with other like-minded people and feel the benefits that this fantastic exercise can offer.

Before you take part in Activate health cycle ride

Make sure you complete the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) beforehand and arrive 10 minutes before the start time of the ride:

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ)

All new and returning participants are required to complete an annual Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) before attending a health walk or health cycle ride.

Health cycle levels

Level 1

60-minute ride led at a gentle, leisurely pace on flat terrain (where available) with occasional stops for people who are less active or are less confident with cycling (5-7 miles).

Level 2

60-minute ride on mixed terrain, which has occasional hills. This leisurely ride is for people who are generally more active and confident on a bike (6-9 miles).


Cycle rides in East Dorset timetable
Day  Location  Time Level


Ferndown Forest Golf Club, BH22 9PH (Meet outside the bar)

10-11am Level 1 and 2
Wednesday Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, BH24 2ET (Meet outside bike hire)


Level 1 and 2


The Ferndown cycle ride is re-starting on Tuesday 21 September for level 1 and level 2.  Bike hire is not available at Ferndown

Bike hire

Bike hire is available at all locations for £2.50 per bike. Please contact us to reserve a bike if required.

COVID-19 safety

Please do not attend any activity if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have a positive test or have been told to self-isolate in the last ten days. During your activity, social distancing is to be adhered to and please follow instructions from your Activate volunteer leader. Please note your data may be used for track and trace purposes.

Find the latest guidance on COVID-19 restrictions, or email the Health and Activity Team.

Volunteer health cycle leader opportunity

The health ride scheme is led by trained volunteers each week, giving lots of people the opportunity to get active outdoors. If you would like to become a volunteer health cycle leader or to find out about other active volunteering roles, please contact the Health and Activity Team.

Contact the Health and Activity Team

Health and Activity Team

Name: Health and Activity Team
Tel: 01425 480811
Full contact details

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