Garforth Circular via Temple Newsam

Saturday 10th November 2012 at 10.30am 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
Glebelands car park (free), opposite Monkey Maze, Garforth  LS25 1NX
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.
3 hours 0 mins  (2 hours 0 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Breeze Bike Rides in Leeds

This is a lovely ride on the eastern fringes of Leeds. Although we will spend the majority of the time in the countryside we will touch upon some urban areas to enable a circular route. We will be going at a leisurely pace which will take us approximately 2.5 hours, including a break half way round. Please allow 3 hours in total as we will spend 20 minutes for the bike checks before the ride begins.

The route is predominantly off road on good cycle paths and bridleways. We will ride for 4 short sections on roads before rejoining the off road route that includes some of the Leeds Country Way. We will start from the car park at Glebelands, Garforth and head due south along ‘The Lines’ before taking in Kippax and Great Preston. We then head across to Swillington and Temple Newsam Estate, where we will stop for a break of about 30 minutes. Please do bring some money if you would like to get some refreshments from the tea rooms. We then move on to Colton and go through Thorpe Park before heading back to Garforth having rejoined the Leeds Country Way.

Newcomers to Breeze rides as well as those that have completed previous rides are very welcome. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the weather, in cold/wet weather it’s good to wear lots of thin layers, so you can add/remove them as needed. A rain jacket and gloves are a good idea too!  Please bring something to drink and a snack to keep you going.

Wearing a helmet is advisable but if you don’t have one please do not worry you can still take part.  If you enjoy the bike ride and would like to come again perhaps you could look to buy one then.

Contact number on the day is 07950 444715

Look forward to seeing you there!


Starting Point
Glebelands car park (free), opposite Monkey Maze, Garforth 
Starting Postcode
LS25 1NX

Meet the Champions

  • Wendy Bartholomew
    Wendy Bartholomew Hello and welcome to Breeze, I’m Wendy and got back into cycling a couple of years ago with the help of the Breeze ride network. I hadn't cycled for years before that and it was great to rediscover what all the noise is about. It’s such a great way to exercise, get about and see more of the countryside, save money on transport and be sustainable while you are at it. I joined the Breeze network to inspire and help others to share and enjoy the experience of cycling. Breeze rides are a fab way to join other woman cycle with the focus on off road but good cycle paths. There are all sorts of rides on offer up and down the country at a pace and distance that suits you, run by an army of Breeze Champion volunteers . Group rides are informal, friendly, and are a fun and relaxed way to cycle, So give it a go and come and join us.

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