Principle Sponsor



The Joining Jack Bike has been one of the best days of the year since the charity was launched in 2012. The support we have received at the Manchester Bike Ride and Manchester 100 over the past few years has been phenomenal, so we couldn’t think of a better time to launch our own event.

We are therefore delighted to announce that The Wigan Bike Ride, sponsored by our fantastic friends at Develop DSales, will take place on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.

We will have two rides both starting and finish at the picturesque Mesnes Park. The event is organised by Joining Jack, with a portion of your registration fee going to the charity, but we are delighted to invite all our riders to raise money for any charity close to their hearts or simply ride for fun!

  • Our 5 Mile Family Ride which will follow a similar route to the fabulously successful Wigan 10k.
  • Our challenging 50 Mile Ride will take in some fascinating sights from our neighbouring Lancashire towns and follow a similar route to the Iron Man route.

We do hope you can join us for another fantastic day out and help us get Wigan on Wheels!

Associate Sponsors

High5 nutrition

Event Partners

Joining Jack
Michelle Charnock Photographer
Wigan Council
Inspiring healthy lifestyles
Fylde Coast Running
Estrella Bikes

Wigan Bike Ride - Cycle Training Sessions

SIX weeks of cycle training sessions for the inaugural Wigan Bike Ride start on Sunday, May 21st May we will be building up the distance each week.
These sessions are aimed at the average cyclist but not beginners and the distance will be building each week.

As the rides start at 20 miles, we advise that you have previous experience cycling similar distances and are comfortable with cycling this distance before attending.

If you would like any more information on the sessions, please get in touch with Cycling Co-ordinator Brent Holland at or call 07789 516153.

The training sessions will set off from Wigan Life Centre - Healthy Living Zone at 9am on Sundays and cycle helmets must be worn during these sessions.

Week 1 on 21st May - 20 miles distance.
£1.00 per session (to be donated to Joining Jack)


Get your hands on this very bike… simply by registering for Wigan Bike Ride 2017 and raising funds for Joining Jack you’ll be entered into this exclusive raffle to win The Clasica Novato.

This stunning bike uses the same top quality T800 carbon fibre frame as the top of the range models but is built with a mixture of Shimano Tiagra gears and Estrella Bikes own brand components and wheels. It’s the perfect bike to start out with.

The retail price is a whopping £1350! All you have to do is raise £100 for Joining Jack and you will be entered.

You could look at smart as Jack if you got your hands on one of our limited edition Joining Jack cycle jerseys.

These are available at cost price if you register for the inaugural Wigan Bike Ride 2017.

Sign up before the 9th June to guarantee your size. Jerseys are also available on our website while stocks last.

A PORTION of your Wigan Bike Ride registration fee goes to our organising charity Joining Jack and we then invite riders to join Team JJ raising funds for research into Duchenne Musular Dystrophy, ride for any charity or cause close to their heart or simply ride for fun.

Five-year-old James Johnson is riding on his Batman bike, complete with stabilisers, for his big brother Jack, the inspiration behind Joining Jack.

James recently took part in the Joining Jack Run Wigan Festival Family Mile and now can’t wait to negotiate his way around our 5 Mile course, all on closed roads, on Sunday July 2nd – riding for his brother!

  • Are you joining Team JJ or riding for a charity or organisation that has played a part in your life? Or are simply riding for fun? We would love to hear your stories. Email: or post your stories on our Facebook timeline @wiganbikeride

WE are absolutely delighted with our 2017 Bike Ride bling!

We knew we had a terrific tradition to uphold following on from the popularity of the medals from Joining Jack’s previous flagship events, the Wigan10k and Run Wigan Festival, so we were thrilled with the design for our inaugural year.

Every rider who completes the 50 Mile Main ride will receive one of these beauties in their goodie bag while every finisher in our 5 Mile Family ride will be presented with a special Joining Jack medal.


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