Cyclists of all ages will have the chance to leisurely take in the sights of some of Leeds’ most iconic city centre landmarks as part of the popular Sky Ride event on Sunday 17 July.
The free event, which will take place between 10am – 3pm, allows thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities to ride safely through a special traffic free route in Leeds city centre. Previous years have proved to be very successful attracting more than 8,000 participants.
Along the 6.5km route riders can look forward to passing historic city buildings from the University of Leeds to the Town Hall and Civic Hall. Riders can challenge family or friends in the Sprint Zone on the Headrow, watch mountain bike stunts at the Tricks and Tunes zone at Woodhouse Moor, and find out more about cycling opportunities in Leeds at the Hub on Millennium Square.
Councillor James Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive member with responsibility for sport, said:
“Sky Ride is a fantastic event for people of all ages to get on their bike and experience the joy of cycling. This is the fourth year that it will be coming to Leeds and it is great to see people of all abilities build confidence on their bikes in a fun and safe city centre route, whilst having the chance to take in some of Leeds most iconic city centre buildings.
“Having hosted the Tour de France le Grand Départ in 2014 and featured in events such Tour de Yorkshire, and Sky Ride, Leeds is well and truly on the global cycling map. We are looking forward to moving forward with one of the key elements of our future cycling strategy, which will aim to provide more opportunities for people to get involved and enjoy the sport.”
A rolling road closure programme will be taking place in areas of the city centre on the day. To find out more details, please see: http://whatson.leeds.gov.uk
Anyone wishing to sign up is encouraged to do so at: https://www.goskyride.com/leedsSkyRide where they will receive a Halfords bike check voucher worth £14.99.