14/07/2016 12:00 AM

Skyride 2016

Sunday 17th July, 10am - 4pm at Millennium Square and around Leeds.
Previous years have proved to be very successful attracting more than 8,000 people of all ages and abilities, with spectators cheering along friends, relatives and loved ones.
Along the 6.5km route riders can look forward to starting from the same point, on The Headrow, as cycling legends during the Tour de France's "Grandest of Grand Départs". They will also pass iconic city landmarks from Leeds University 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.
The event is one of 15 held in partnership with British Cycling and Sky to encourage more people to get cycling.
Arrive by bike: If you're travelling from the west of the city, the new CityConnect Cycle Superhighway is open and offers a safe and convenient way of arriving by bike and will take you in to the city via Armley Road, or alternatively, the Aire Valley canal towpath provides traffic free access to the city centre.
The CityConnect Cycle Superhighway also provides a segregated cycle track from the east of the city with the route following the A64 York Road.
The Leeds Core Cycle Network provides quiet routes in from the north and the south of the city.