Bums on Saddles

Introducing Bums on Saddles, a local organisation that is helping promote the increased use of cycling for commuting, leisure and fitness.

Reducing carbon emissions – Cycling is both emission-free and healthy

Holme Valley Parish Council, Kirklees Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority all declared a Climate Emergency in 2019. In terms of cycling this means people in the Holme Valley need to increase cycling activity by 2,000%

The majority of trips in the Holme Valley are less than 5 miles long, This distance can be covered by an average cyclist in under 30 minutes. 

At peak times a door-to-door journey ending at Huddersfield University or in Huddersfield town centre is often quicker by bike than by car. 

Electric bikes offer an even greater incentive to take up cycling and leave the car for shorter journeys. 

So why not change to two wheels rather than four for shorter journeys. 

Join in with our campaignIf it’s not far, leave the car


There are lots of groups in the Holme Valley to support people to get cycling more whether it be a fear of being on the road or not having the funds for a bicycle or an electric bike. Below is a list of some of them:

  • Bums on Saddles’ has volunteer ‘cycle mentors’ who are passionate cyclists with a wide range of experience of commuter, leisure and fitness cycling. It’s a free service whether you’re an individual or an organisation and you can get in touch by email to seek advice on any aspect of cycling. Whatever your budget, background or query, email them at cycling@hott.org.uk or visit their site 
  • Cycling UK has an easy to use route planner that lets you choose quiet or fast routes for cycling and shows how much carbon is saved compared to travelling by car. Just like our carbon tracker, try it!
  • Holmfirth Cycling Club – promoting the amateur sport of cycling for   all ages genders and supporting all cycling disciplines and all abilities. 
  • Mac’s Bikes – charitable organisation providing free bikes to those in need
  • Breeze –  the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun

Breeze – One in a million, promoting women’s cycling

One in a Million – Breeze video

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