- Riding in/around leeds next week.
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.Posted 3 years agowilljonesMember
Slight hijack – devash, that fp round the back of Eccup, have you ever been shouted at? It would unlock some more routes for me, but I find confrontation ruins a good ride…
Never been shouted at no, and I’ve probably ridden it 30 odd times in the past year. Its a bit silly in the fact that its a bridle path from the dirt jumps in Adel woods round the first bit of the gold course to King Lane, but once you cross king lane to the other half of the golf course it becomes a footpath crossing some farmer’s fields then ultimately becomes a bridleway again at the other side of the reservoir.
I’ve ridden over those fields on the footpath and past the farmer before, who smiled and waved at me. The path that goes alongside the reservoir has ‘no cycling’ signs at either end but there’s always other riders along there and I’ve never been shouted at. As long as you are respectful then it shouldn’t be a problem.Posted 3 years ago
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