Go Cycling

A series of free cycle rides are taking place in Leeds over the coming weeks ideal for families and anyone eager to get out on their bikes.

As part of the new partnership between Leeds City Council, British Cycling and West Yorkshire Metro’s go:cycling project announced earlier this year, a range of guided Sky Ride Local rides are available suited to riders of all ages and abilities during the remainder of the school summer holidays and beyond.

The rides follow on from the first-ever Sky Ride Leeds which in July attracted more than 8,500 people to take to the streets of the city centre for a traffic-free ride.

The Sky Ride Local events are smaller rides aimed at encouraging people to go cycling together and explore the local area. All rides are organised and guided by British Cycling-trained Ride Leaders, who are on hand to offer guidance and support throughout.

A variety of distances and challenges are available, ranging from short easygoing rides for beginners to more challenging tests for more advanced riders.

All the rides are free to attend featuring a range of family-friendly off-road routes.

To secure a place on any of the rides, those interested need to register at www.goskyride.com with places filled on a first-come first-served basis through that process.

For those under 12, a range of goodies are available for registering and attending a ride, including a sports watch and a backpack for completing three rides.

Sky Ride Local events continue through September and October, while there also a range of women-only Breeze rides available plus associated rides organised by local cycling clubs.

For more information on Sky Ride Local in Leeds visit www.goskyride.com/Leeds

Rides for 2013

Ride Type-Date-Where-Level

Sky Ride Local-Sun 29th Sep at 10am-Armley Mills Industrial Museum to Kirkstall Abbey-Steady 5 miles

Sky Ride Local-Sun 29th Sep at 10am-Roundhay Park to Harewood House Loop-Challenging 23 miles

Breeze-Wed 27th Sep at 7pm-Leeds 17 to Thorner Road-Steady 16 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sat 28th Sep at 10am-Bike ride Cookridge to Harewood-Steady 19 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 29th Sep at 9am-Otley Cycle Club Social Series-Challenging 25 miles

Breeze-Mon 30th Sep at 9am-Boston Spa Circular-Steady 8 miles

Breeze-Wed 2nd Oct at 7pm-Leeds 17 to Thorner Road-Steady 16 miles

Breeze-Mon 7th Oct at 9am-Boston Spa Circular-Steady 8 miles

Breeze-Wed 9th Oct at 7pm-Leeds 17 to Thorner Road-Steady 16 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 12th Oct at 10am-Cookridge and beyond-Challenging 21 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 13th Oct at 9am-Otley Cycle Club Social Series-

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 13th Oct at 10am-Temple Newsam Buddy Ride-Easygoing 3 miles

Breeze-Wed 16th Oct at 7pm-Leeds 17 to Thorner Road-Steady 16 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 20th Oct at 10am-Leeds Golden Acre Park to Eccup Reservoir Loop-Easygoing 3 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Wed 23rd Oct at 7pm-Leeds 17 to Thorner Road-Steady 16 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 27th Oct at 9am-Otley Cycle Club Social Series-Challenging 25 miles

Breeze-Wed 30th Oct at 7pm-Leeds 17 to Thorner Road-Steady 16 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 10th Nov at 9am-Otley Cycle Club Social Series-Challenging 25 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 24th Nov at 9am-Otley Cycle Club Social Series-Challenging 25 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 8th Dec at 9am-Otley Cycle Club Social Series-Challenging 25 miles

Social Cycling Groups-Sun 22nd Dec at 9am-Otley Cycle Club Social Series-Challenging 25 miles

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