where to ride around Leeds?
Alternatively you could hit the Leeds & Liverpool canal towards Shipley, then follow your nose round Calverley Woods, Buck Wood (Thackley), Spring Wood (Esholt) and up onto Baildon Moor. Train back to Leeds from Shipley, Bingley or Saltaire if you get knackered. Afraid I can’t show you round as I’m at an air show on Saturday
Essentially, head north, west or northwest…Posted 2 years ago
Heading down to see friends this weekend and have a window for some riding on Sat.
Looking for suggestions – closer to the city the better so I can minimise travel and maximise riding. Preferably something natural singletracky rather than mental-techie-downhill-where’s-the-parachute. 3-5 hours duration or thereabouts.
Cheers.Posted 2 years agoSanchoMember
problem is that unless you know all the singletrack you will end up having a boring ride on bridleway.
One thing to note is that Leeds City council allow you to ride on the footpaths in the woods etc, as long as you are considerate to walkers.
I would use the canal to hit up esholt, then head over to horsforth woodside loop that then do meanwood and follow that back in to townPosted 2 years ago
Where are your friends based? Could help sort a decent route.
However if you have transport, park up at Golden Acre, from there you have many choices, Eccup, Harewood, Sicklinghall etc.
Friends are near Horsforth (don’t have address to hand) but I will have transport anyway. Eccup/Golden Acre park are recurring mentions so am thinking something including those? Open to suggestions though. And thanks.Posted 2 years ago
You can get to golden acre easily from horsforth so you might as well cycle through to otley chevin where you will have nice singletrack and a couple of rocky descents if the mood takes.Posted 2 years ago
I go through golden acre at night and have never seen anything, is that lucky or not?
plenty of bridleway to get through acre park and as John said you can go through Breary Marsh which will bring you out just down the road from Cookridge Health club and Old Mods football club. You could then head up to bramhope and on to the chevin as thats only about 2 miles away.Posted 2 years ago
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