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  • Premier Icon Teifiterror
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    Accepted a job up in Yorkshire, the office is in South Braford. Wondering where I should be looking for rooms to rent that have easy access to south Bradford, motorway and cycling? Any help appreciated.

    Premier Icon jimbobo
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    Not Bradford.

    Premier Icon Teifiterror
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    I had assumed that was a given 😉

    Premier Icon sadexpunk
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    do you mean rooms to rent just while youre at work, then back home at weekends? or full-time renting?

    Premier Icon Simon
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    In which area of Bradford will you be working?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Make sure you buy some long red socks, go walking in the Dales and moan at everyone and everything. Especially MTBers.

    Premier Icon john_drummer
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    For south Bradford I’d be looking Cleckheaton, Scholes, Wyke, Hunsworth, Birkenshaw, Gomersal and possibly Drighlington
    Don’t go too far into town…

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    You’d move from the Teifi to Yorkshire? Yer mad sir. Mad.

    Premier Icon Mugboo
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    Come down to Brighouse, we have a good riding scene, a station and we are next to the motorway, we even have a couple of good real ale pubs and the Magic Rock Tap is just over t’hill.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Make sure your vaccinations are up to date.

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    Best place to stay is Lancashire

    Premier Icon nickc
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    bring your wellies

    Premier Icon robgclarkson
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    ilkley is classed as bradford…. just saying

    Premier Icon Teifiterror
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    do you mean rooms to rent just while youre at work, then back home at weekends? or full-time renting?

    Room, but with the odd weekend up there to enjoy Yorkshire to start with, office is in buttershaw part of Bradford

    Premier Icon porlus
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    Buttershaw.
    Whats Northowram like as it looks pretty close.

    Premier Icon darrenspink
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    Northowram/Shibden is OK and has some areas to ride. Bit of a hill to climb to Buttershaw. Thornton, Queensbury could be other places to check out. All depends on how far you want to commute.

    If you’re not cycling into work then look at north Bradford instead for far better areas to live and ride in, Shipley, Bingley.

    Premier Icon Teifiterror
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    Will have to drive in as must always have the car, so long as less than 30 minutes in the morning wont be an issue

    Premier Icon carlosg
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    ilkley is classed as bradford…. just saying

    That would be Ilkley moor.Ilkley is Leeds 29

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    For south Bradford I’d be looking Cleckheaton, Scholes, Wyke, Hunsworth, Birkenshaw, Gomersal and possibly Drighlington

    +1

    Close enough to Buttershaw to commute but far enough to live in peace.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    I always agree with Craig & John on these threads and no different now, but I thought Wyke was a bit suspect?

    Premier Icon darrenspink
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    ilkley is classed as bradford…. just saying
    That would be Ilkley moor.Ilkley is Leeds 29

    Ilkley is in the city of Bradford district even though most of it has a Leeds postcode. Strange I know.

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    Room, but with the odd weekend up there to enjoy Yorkshire to start with, office is in buttershaw part of Bradford

    i asked as i did my training up there at birkenshaw, and we stayed in a cracking place just down the road from there. Model Farm b&b, it has separate cottages too which is where we stayed. lovely place a few years ago now, and the tripadvisor reviews seem to suggest it still is.

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    Skipton has a Bradford postcode, but I’m not sure that helps the OP with his commute.

    Bike, public transport or car, OP?

    If driving or cycling, I’d personally plump for somewhere like Calverley/Idle, unless the office is miles south of Bradford centre. That gives you relatively easy access to Leeds centre, the Dales, a bit of local riding.

    Premier Icon john_drummer
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    ilkley is classed as bradford…. just saying

    Have you tried getting to Buttershaw from Ilkley in rush hour? 😯

    Buttershaw – add Shelf, Stone Chair, Queensbury, Hipperholme to the list, take Drighlington off
    And as nice as Calverley is, I wouldn’t recommend anywhere north of town if you have to get to the south side. I live in Baildon (nice) but from 1997 up to last March I commuted across town to get to the M62 and at its best it’s a pain in the wotsit

    Premier Icon Teifiterror
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    Bike, public transport or car, OP?

    Always car as its part of the role I will have to get about a bit, mostly likely along the motorway.

    Plenty of suggestions to go off, will take a look around. 2 months left so plenty of time to ponder

    Premier Icon john_drummer
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    but I thought Wyke was a bit suspect?

    I don’t know to be honest, I’ve only ever gone through Wyke on my way to somewhere else so I can’t really offer an opinion, but it kind of runs into some of the other areas that I listed above.

    I can say to avoid inner city areas – anywhere within the A6177 outer ring road, and also to some degree on the outside of it, especially up the Eastern side of the city. Although having said that, Little Germany is supposed to be on the up.

    For car insurance purposes, avoid post codes BD1-9, although there are exceptions e.g. Tong Village is in BD4 but really quite nice

    If working in the Buttershaw area – Halifax Road? – then try to keep south of the city, unless the thought of living somewhere like Baildon, Bingley, Calverley etc (all in the Aire Valley – it does flood now & again! but the trails from the doorstep are excellent) really outweighs the downside of the commute through town

    I moved to Bradford in 1982, age 17, to go to Uni. I’ve been here ever since. Compared to Batley, Bradford was an escape 😉
    82-90 I lived near the uni in rented accommodation. 1990 I made the mistake of buying a house in BD3, off Leeds Road, and got stuck there for 8 long years. DON’T go there. EVER.

    We moved to Baildon in 98 & happy here ever since. Great trails on the doorstep, about 90 minutes from the Lake District, 45 mins to the Dales, 10 mins to Bradford centre, 30 minutes to Leeds (ok, not in rush hour!), reasonable train connections if you don’t mind changing at Shipley or Guiseley – unless you’re going to Ilkley or Bradford. 10-15 mins from Leeds Bradford Airport, taxi fare there & back is cheaper than parking up

    Premier Icon jaylittle
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    Im in clayton,not far from buttershaw. Drop me a message if you want to go out once your settled.

    Premier Icon cheekyboy
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    Dont forget your rod and a few spider patterns 😉

    Premier Icon Teifiterror
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    Dont forget your rod and a few spider patterns

    Is that to scare the locals or lure the fish?

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    Dont forget your rod and a few spider patterns
    Is that to scare the locals or lure the fish?

    Need more than a spider to scare the Bradford Massiv.

    I recall an earlier post on fly rods you responded to, theres some very good, very cheap trout and grayling fishing around Calderdale/Airedale

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    Brighouse probably would be OK. Outskirts of Halifax – say Siddal – is OK.

    I wouldn’t venture to Cleckheaton again for love nor money.

    Above all, beware… West Yorkshire is a bit odd. Outskirts of Leeds might be OK, and there’s always Todmorden and Hebden Bridge…

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    Brighouse is well connected for trains and ni
    Motorway, Hebden Bridge is a 15 min train journey, or 40 mins ride down the canal once it’s been rebuilt!

    Make sure to look for something on a hill because flooding lol!

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