FANCY getting 'roped in' to a new activity?

Keighley Healthy Living (KHL) aims to get the town skipping.

With support from the Lion's Den Men's Shed at Cliffe Castle, it is giving away 500 skipping ropes – some of them handmade.

The initiative was inspired by 83-year-old Shirley Holmes, a patchwork/craft volunteer teacher with KHL and a member of Oakworth Shed.

"Shirley shared her daily exercise routine of skipping and showed us that it’s never too late to pick-up your rope – and we want to help people do just that!" said a KHL spokesman.

"Some children may already have got a skipping rope and been inspired through an instructor who delivers lessons across primary schools – so let's join them, young and old alike, and let's get Keighley skipping!"

For a free skipping rope, email or call 01535 677177.

A video has been produced by KHL designed to provide ideas and inspiration – go to on the Keighley Healthy Living YouTube channel. And people are invited to share their own footage through #KeighleySkipping.