Breeze Wednesday: Baildon village & Shipley Glen circular

Wednesday 10th July 2013 at 7.00pm 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
The bandstand, Robert's Park, Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford, BD17 7LU Parking on Coach Road, Baildon; alternatively park in Saltaire village and use access bridges across the Canal and the River Aire to Robert's Park. There is a station on Victoria Road, Saltaire.  BD17 7LU
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.
1 hours 30 mins  (1 hours 0 mins cycling)
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Join me for this short, but exhilarating, scenic road ride across Baildon Moor and Shipley Glen. If you want to try out some hill-climbing this is a good place to start.

Starting at the Bandstand in Robert's Park- where we'll do a bike check - we'll begin by tackling the path beside the tramway up towards shipley Glen; we'll then turn off along Lucy Hall Drive towards Baildon village.  Once in Baildon village we'll take the road onto the moor and then back towards Shipley Glen.  This ride is on-road all the way.  It's a nice, straightforward route with some great views.

This is a moor-top ride and there are hills, which we can tackle at a slow pace, or on foot if necessary - we'll go at the pace of the slowest rider.  It's a relatively easy ride on a fairly well-surfaced road.  The road can get busy at times. The total length of the ride is around 5 miles. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to try out a short road ride with a bit of oomph!

We will aim to have a refreshment stop at the end of the ride, in Saltaire. 

All women are welcome on this ride whatever your level of ability or experience - just as long as you have access to a bike and are able to ride it! We welcome newcomers to our rides.

What to bring

You need to have a bike that is in good working order and to dress appropriately for the weather: several thin layers are good, so you can add/remove them as needed; a shower-proof jacket might come in handy too! Wearing a helmet is advisable. Please bring some water, maybe a snack to top up your energy levels
and some money for a cafe stop.

Contact tel. number 07725 743305.

I look forward to meeting you and riding with you!

Starting Point
The bandstand, Robert's Park, Saltaire, Shipley, Bradford, BD17 7LU Parking on Coach Road, Baildon; alternatively park in Saltaire village and use access bridges across the Canal and the River Aire to Robert's Park. There is a station on Victoria Road, Saltaire. 
Starting Postcode
BD17 7LU

Meet the Champions

  • Anna Shakoor-Green
    Anna Shakoor-Green I started riding my bike again in 2011 after a long spell of inactivity; soon afterwards I came across the Breeze Ride Leader training course and jumped at the opportunity!. I love being on my bike and the freedom and buzz that it gives me (and I'm much fitter for it too!) In 2012 Breeze gave me the opportunity to train as a cycle instructor with British Cycling - something I had wanted to do for a long time. I now work as a cycle training instructor with West Yorkshire Go:Cycling - training people at all levels. In 2012 I also registered as a SkyRide assistant leader. I've set myself goals and targets over the last 2 years and have taken part in some long and difficult rides. My crowning achievement to date was to take part in the White Rose Classic in 2013, cycling 84 miles in the Yorkshire Dales on a blisteringly hot day in July (on a weighty Dawes Galaxy touring bike!) - and I went out an Ilkley CC ride the following morning! My personal goal for this year is to cycle the 980 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats - that'll be 14 days of cycling. I'll be carrying my own luggage along the route. Breeze has certainly given me the motivation to get back on my bike and get fit again! It's great to be able to encourage other women into cycling.
  • Liz Hills
    Liz Hills I'm mainly a road rider who commutes between Saltaire and Leeds and then (sometimes) does crazy distances at the weekend. I also have a mountain bike but I'm more comfortable on the canal than I am on off-road trails. Like most people I learnt to ride when I was a child, but then I didn't cycle at all between the ages of 18 and about 30. I started cycling again about 4 years ago to save money on petrol and thought I'd only do it to get to work- I swore I'd never be one of these weekend cyclists in lycra doing crazy hills and never imagined it would take me where it has. I lost weight, gained confidence, made new friends and all of a sudden I consider 'cycling' to be my hobby and I use my bike all the time to get everywhere, even nights out in my glad rags! I want to share with other women the joy that cycling has brought me. If I can do it, anyone can.

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