On and Off, Up and Down Then Back Again

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 1.30pm This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Baildon Recreation Centre Green Lane, Baildon BD17 5JH
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 15 mins  (1 hours 35 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Bradford

If you're fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Come join us on this 11 mile ride which is perfect for those looking to try some non-technical off-road riding. As the ride name suggests, we cover quite a bit in this ride, as well as trying our hand at many different surface types! We cover grass, packed earth, farm roads, canal towpath, bridleways and a bit of road to link them. If you want to see Baildon by bike then this is the ride for you!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures.
Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at start location, Baildon Recreation Centre Car Park and surrounding streets
Nearest Train Station
Shipley Station, 1 mile 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Saltaire (1mile) Shipley (1mile) and Bingley (4miles) Approx  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Stephen Bykar
    Stephen Bykar I enjoy being out on my bike and have been cycling now for over 35 years. Its been a great way to travel and meet new people. I've been cycling in France, Germany, Italy and Holland. I love cycling socially and that's the reason why I became a Skyride leader. I also work with children in schools and find it very satisfying teaching children to ride safely. Over the last few years I've organised two charity rides and taken families and older children away for cycling weekends. Cycling is a great social sport and I look forward to encouraging all the people that take part on a local Skyride.
  • Iain Johnson
    Iain Johnson Hi my interest in cycling started in the 80`s as a very keen BMX racer, now my passion for cycling especially for off-road cycling encouraged me to set up my own company in 2005, delivering skills courses and guided rides aound Yorkshire and now I enjoy guiding on the skyride locals. I am really keen to be part of the Off-road rides as well. I currently hold: BCskyride leader with off road Endorsement and route planner. BC Level 2 coach. MIAS Leader Levels 1,2,3,4,5 and mountain bike leader trainer/assessor. MIAS cycle Maintenance Trainer/Assessor. MTBSAR Trainer/Assessor. CTC Technical trail leader and jumps n drops instructor. First aid qualified.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Aubrey Cooper Saturday 12th July
  • Aubrey Cooper Saturday 12th July
  • Aubrey Cooper Saturday 12th July
  • Aubrey Cooper Saturday 12th July

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