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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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: