Up from the city center along the Meanwood Valley trail, through Scotland Wood / Adel Woods, stopping for a cheeky blast on the jumps and berms there. Round the back of the golf course ignoring the 'Footpath' sign and round the perimiter of Eccup Reservoir. Along the rolling bridleway to the back of the Emmerdale set for a nice loop round the Harewood estate (again, ignoring some 'footpath only' signs) and back round to complete the loop.
This little route is just a little over 20 miles and is mainly XC with some big climbs, technical foresty singletrack bits and a couple of cheeky bonus features. Plus you get to ride through fields containing sheep, cows, deer and horses.