Family cycling: Where to start riding

We’ve teamed-up with Bradford-based cycling coach Emily Groves, who has a wealth of experience in teaching children to ride a bike, on a series of videos aimed at helping you and your family enjoy cycling together.

From segregated routes running alongside the road to canal towpaths and greenways, bridleways, parks and even empty car parks, West Yorkshire has a variety of options for you to get stuck into some cycling. 

These are good places to look out for if you live in or near Bradford like Emily, but there are plenty of options to choose from across West Yorkshire. 

Our routes

  1. Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway

    In partnership with Leeds City Council and City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, we’ve completed work on our award-winning Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway, which connects two of Yorkshire’s major cities with a route segregated from traffic.

    Read more about Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway
  2. Bradford Canal Road Cycleway

    Providing a missing link in cycling infrastructure between Shipley and Bradford, our 2.3km route runs along Hillam Road, Bolton Lane and Valley Road, ending at Lower Kirkgate, near Bradford Forster Square.

    Read more about Bradford Canal Road Cycleway
  3. Canal towpath improvements

    Our canal towpath upgrades provide missing links in local cycling and walking infrastructure, as well as opening up access to some of the region’s best countryside, including the Yorkshire Dales.

    Read more about Canal towpath improvements
  4. Castleford to Wakefield Greenway

    Traffic-free routes, such as the Castleford Greenway, not only connect us with the places we need to go, they are often a focal point for the community, providing welcoming places for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy walking and cycling.

    Read more about Castleford to Wakefield Greenway

Journey Planner

From segregated routes to traffic-free canal towpaths and greenways - we’ve got it covered. Enter your start address to find routes near you or if you have somewhere specific in mind, plot the route you want to take by entering a start and end point.