Riding from railway stations nr Leeds?

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  • Premier Icon snotrag
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    Let’s just say I’m without a car for a few weeks. Want to get back on my bikes, so any ideas for routes? I can get into Leeds easy on the train, then where from there?
    I’m going to start by a ride along the canal on my commuter, but I’m after more proper offroad routes. I’m guessing heading west will give best results?

    Premier Icon Simon
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    Good riding from the stations at Bingley, Saltaire and Ilkley.

    ajf
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    If Leeds is where you are heading then probably up the meanwood trail, to harewood then back down the same way.

    Or go out again, hebden bridge is only £4.60 return from Leeds.

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    Yes thats what I means – Out again from Leeds. As you say, I guess upo Hebden Bridge/Pennines is the way to head.

    Strangely, though I’ve ridden lots in Wales, Scotland, and the Peak district when I lived there, I’ve hardly gone anywhere at all in my native West Yorkshire.

    Anyone in the area fancy guiding me on a midweek ride from somewhere with a train station?

    marco
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    Plenty of good trails from either Halifax or Sowerby bridge. I live in Elland which is 10mins away fron Hfx. Hebden bridge too.

    Premier Icon TomB
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    Nice article on rides from Settle in a recent singletrack, I think. Was thinking of training down from Cumbria on the Carlisle- Settle railway for a day…..
    I think you can get there from Leeds?

    Premier Icon chipps
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    Train to Hebden or Todmorden and you can be off road in seconds…

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    interesting that someone bumped this. Hopefully I’ll have my new bike built ip this week – I’ve bought an OL 21 so will head up that way and make something up.

    Premier Icon domino
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    Train to Skipton and head into the Dales.

    thepodge
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    Train to Hebden or Todmorden and you can be off road in seconds…

    where the bloody hell do all you lot ride in Tod? I lived there till i was 18 and spent a good 99% of my time on illegal trails / foot paths and the park woods when I wasn’t razzing down the canal bank to hang out in the (now closed) Hebden bike shop.

    as soon as I move out Brant & Chipps move in and suddenly its some biking Mecca.

    i think i need to visit my dad more often and hide out round the STW office then tail you round the hills.

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