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. Man in turban cycling on segregated route

    Bradford Leeds Cycle Superhighway

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    • 09 July 2019

    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. Two women in helmets cycling on segregated route

    Bradford Canal Road Cycleway

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    • 09 July 2019

    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

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    • 09 July 2019

    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. Scarborough Bridge York

    Scarborough Bridge, York

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    • 09 July 2019

    Our new Scarborough Bridge in York has helped boost access not only for people travelling by bike or on foot between the train and the city centre but also, importantly, those with mobility issues.

    Read more about Scarborough Bridge, York
  5. Woman cycling with boat in background

    Castleford to Wakefield Greenway

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    • 09 July 2019

    Our Castleford to Wakefield Greenway provides people travelling by bike with an important link for leisure, as well employment opportunities in Castleford, Normanton and Wakefield.

    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.