South Leeds Middleton Park to The Royal Amouries Ride

Sunday 31st August 2014 at 10.00am 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
John Charles Centre for Sport Middleton Grove LS11 5DJ
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 0 mins  (1 hours 15 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 Leeds

Join us in this 7 mile ride starting at the great John Charles Centre for Sport facility in South Leeds South Leeds.  The route is fairly flat and takes in the sights of Middleton Park, Middleton Steam Railway, Industrial District and the Royal Armouries using designated bike only paths.  This route also makes use of the commuter route to Leeds City Centre from South Leeds so will be able to give you a better idea of a cycle route to work once we have finished! If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and 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. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Car Parking
Yes, at start / finish location John Charles Centre for Sport, Middleton Grove, Leeds, LS11 5DJ. Please ensure you use the long stay car park, charges may apply
Nearest Train Station
Leeds Train Station, 2.1 miles 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at John Charles Centre for Sport  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at John Charles Centre for Sport and Royal Amouries  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Andrew Boylan
    Andrew Boylan A regular leisure cyclist, I ride with the Otley Cycling Club social series and also my family. Have always enjoyed cycling and very much like to help and encourage people so that they have a great time on their bikes. Looking forward to supporting Sky Ride this summer!
  • Dinesh Kaulgud
    Dinesh Kaulgud A keen and passionate cyclist. I have ridden the C2C from Morecambe to Bridlington over two days and have participated in time trials and cyclocross too. I would love to transfer the joy I get from cycling to others.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Andrew O'Malley Thursday 7th July
  • Stuart Briely Saturday 5th September
  • Jane Midgley Sunday 18th January
  • sima pal Saturday 26th July

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