Leeds Urban Bike Park – For all riders great and small

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Whether you’re looking for a fun family day out on the bikes, a solo adventure, somewhere for skills practice, or a place to meet your mates for a ride, Leeds Urban Bike Park seems to cater for all.

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Part of the Main Line

This £1.2 million development built on the former Middleton Park golf course offers riding for all levels and disciplines. Upon opening, the park boasted 4x tracks, jump lines and pump track sections and now also includes a cross-country circuit through the woods. This new circuit isn’t the final development either, there are still more sections being built.

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A great place to cool off in the summer… or warm up in the winter

The site includes a large cafe (great coffee, excellent scones!) with a generous amount of indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating conveniently overlooks the smallest pump track, great for parents wanting to keep and eye on the little ones. You can also hire bikes for any ages.

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Six year older sender, Toby Peel

Having such a wide variety of tracks at varying levels makes it a great place to build up skills and confidence. For some, it’s a chance to give a new style of riding a try.

Like Red Bull Rampage, for ants

The woodland trail is beginner friendly, well signposted and loops back onto itself allowing you to make your ride as brief or as long as you like. There are optional black lines of varying difficulty, some just steep and others with mandatory drops, so even the more advanced riders can find a new challenge.

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Where did the trail go?

Several of the trails in the woods have been there for years, built by locals and adapted by the park. All the trails are linked together with a fire road – great for easing your little ones into their first mountain bike ride!

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Pleasing waves of pleasure.

So if you find yourself in the Leeds area with a BMX, jump bike, mountain bike, tandem… go check out Leeds Urban Bike Park. Parking is free, it’s free to ride and all essential amenities are on site. Check out Hannah’s POV from earlier this month:

Leeds Urban Bike Park is one of the finalists in the ‘Best Trail Centre’ category of the Singletrack Reader Awards. Head over here to check out the other finalists and cast your vote.

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

Comments (4)

    Blimey that looks good. Wouldn’t it be great to see these sprouting up all over the place! Would certainly encourage more kids to get into the sport.

    Sweet I’ve been waiting for the XC trails to open, I’ll ride to work tomorrow and nip in on the way home, or maybe on the way to work, or both if it’s any good!!

    The guys at LUBP have done a great job and the new trail in the woods are as good as in any trail centre in the country imo, compact, (full loop in less than 15 mins) really well made, carries good flow with numerous line options to session and build up skills and confidence, and all for free, which means everyone should have some cash for coffee and cake.
    Brilliant effort to all concerned from a very happy customer

    After watching the video myself and a pal thought we’d give it a go, firstly the fry up in the cafe was top notch, fry up, toast and coffee for £5, a great start.
    The trails are fabulous, not congested, easy to navigate and as difficult or easy as your mood takes you, great that most sections loop back on themselves so as you can hit particular sections numerous times.
    If it hadn’t been for Hannah’s video I would never have bothered, so thank you for opening my eyes to the city gem on my doorstep, I think I saw Mr Chipps himself today, Sunday 23rd, taking it all in, here’s hoping it wins it’s category in the Singletrack awards as it would bloody well deserved, MINT!

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