Lets Ride Leeds
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HSBC UK Let’s Ride – a fun, free cycling festival comes to Leeds

We’re closing the roads to traffic in Leeds on Sunday 2 September and hosting a street festival for anyone on a bike.

Saddle up as we take over the streets of Leeds city centre for a day of cycling fun at the HSBC UK Let’s Ride Cycling Festival.

See Leeds city centre and surrounding area in a new perspective when the roads are closed to traffic from 11-3 pm. Cycle as much or as little of the 6km route you want ­­- taking in landmarks and cultural hotspots from your saddle.

It’s for all ages, abilities and confidence levels, so you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like! If you haven’t got a bike, no problem – you can hire one for free on the day…

Festival Zone 1 – Millennium Square

Collect your bib – Take part in the HSBC UK Let’s Ride ‘Spin to Win Challenge’ – Pedal through time in ‘Virtual Reality Cycling Experience’ … and lots more!

Festival Zone 2 – Albion Street

Visit the ‘Cycling in Leeds’ gazebo for loads of information about cycle routes and cycle safety – Sit in the heavy goods lorry and see what the driver sees – Children can complete the cycle safety quiz and get a gift!

Festival Zone 3 – First Direct Arena

Come and talk to representatives from Martin House; Decathlon; Alzheimer’s Society; and Cycle Expo, who will be there throughout the day.

Festival Zone 4 – Woodhouse Moor

Not doing the full route? Come and do our dedicated short loop. There’s even a selection of adapted bikes to hire, free of charge! Grab some refreshments – Get some one-to-one coaching at ‘Go Ride’ – and more, before a lovely downhill route, taking in…

Festival Zone 5 – University of Leeds

See the Extreme Mountain Bike Stunt Show throughout the day … and make your way back to Millennium Square with your fully-stamped reward card for your free gift!

To register your place to ride or for more information, visit the HSBC UK Let’s Ride Leeds www.letsride.co.uk/events/leeds

We want every child to experience the freedom of whizzing through their city on a bike and exploring all of the festival zones. If you have a little one that wants to ride but just needs a helping hand, try HSBC UK Ready Set Ride for free today. Our interactive learn to ride guide is packed with videos, tips and advice – plus you don’t even need a bike to get started.

See the full Let’s Ride route map and check out all the not-to-be-missed activities, stalls, information and challenges.

Many roads will be closed to traffic from 6 am to 6 pm on the day – so if you’re travelling in by car and plan to use a city centre car park, please allow extra time for diversions and congestion. Road closures information.

Why not park out a bit further and cycle in? Find dedicated cycle routes at www.leeds.gov.uk/cyclemaps

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