Top places to visit by bike

We’ve come up with a list of our top places to visit – come rain or shine - using the CityConnect cycle routes. What are you waiting for? Start planning your route with our handy online map or via Google Maps.

Leeds City Centre

If you’re heading into the city to do some shopping, meet friends or for a day out, why not avoid the traffic and ride a bike in instead?

 

Royal Armouries

People come from all over the country to visit the Royal Armouries. Entry is free and it’s easy to get to by bike. What’s more, they’ve got plenty of family friendly events to occupy kids during the school holidays.

Saltaire

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire is easily accessible by bike with the Aire Valley Towpath taking you almost directly to Salts Mill. The terrain is flat and there are plenty of places to stop for refreshments along the way.

Canal Attractions

Saltaire isn’t the only attraction you can access from the Aire Valley Towpath. Kirkstall Abbey is only a few miles from Leeds city centre. Further along the path there’s The Conservation Volunteers’ Hollybush Cafe, with locally made crafts, allotments, and tea and cake. Closer to the city centre is Leeds Industrial Musuem.

Bradford

Follow CityConnect’s Cycle Superhighway all the way to Bradford and visit the excellent Science and Media Museum, which is free entry. If you need a place to lock up your bike, look no further than Bradford Capital of Cycling (under the NCP car park opposite City Hall), which will keep your bike safe for £1 a day. There’s also the marvellous City Park with the Pavilion Cafe should you need to refuel before heading home.

 

Parks along the routes

The CityConnect routes run straight past Gotts/Armley Park, Myra Shay, Bradford Moor Park and near Bramley Falls Park, with many more not too far away.

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