Sky Ride Leeds

Sunday 17th July 2016 , 10.00am

Join us for a fantastic traffic-free bike ride in Leeds this July.

  • 94% event satisfaction rating
  • FREE reflective Sky Ride bib
  • FREE expert bike check at Halfords worth £14.99
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities

Event Partners

Event Partners

What others are saying about Sky Ride

  • "Fantastic day, enjoyed by all, adults and children. Even the rain didn't spoil it. Great fun!"

    Elaine, Kirklees

  • "The Leeds sky ride was absolutely fantastic. My children loved it and wanted to do it all over again."

    Matthew, Leeds

  • "Great closed road ride and a useful introduction to riding on road for anyone new or returning to cycling without the distraction of traffic."

    Douglas, Leeds

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the sky ride along with my 2 sons aged 20 and 15. Look forward to the next one!"

    Joanne, Leeds

About the event

About the event

Sky Ride Leeds is back – for one last lap!

This year it’s your final chance to experience your city on two wheels with Sky Ride – and we want to make it the best yet. Join thousands of other cyclists as we take to the streets of Leeds for an unforgettable traffic-free ride through the city.

We’ll be spreading the cycling love with lots of free things to do on the day – style your bike at our ‘Tricks & Tunes’ area, take part in our cycling game shows, grab your free Sky Ride bib and get snapped in our photo booth.

Register for Sky Ride Leeds and you’ll be entitled to a free expert bike check (worth £14.99) at Halfords – perfect to get you all set for the big day.

This year we’ll reach our millionth Sky Rider – so sign up to be part of it!

Sky Ride Leeds 2016 route

Download a larger version of the route map


Inclusive route

The inclusive route is a shorter loop suitable for all types of adapted bikes.


Bike hire

Need to hire a bike for Sky Ride Leeds?

Cycle Leeds will have a choice of adults and children’s bikes available at the Bike Hire gazebo on Great George Street. Bikes may be hired for a maximum of 1.5 hours and are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no hire fee but photographic ID is required.

There will also be 15 to 20 bikes available to hire from the University of Leeds for a maximum of 45 minutes. These bikes are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no hire fee but photographic ID is required.

Bike & Go Leeds Train Station have 12 bikes available for hire on a first come, first served basis. You need to join the Bike & Go scheme to access their hire bikes.

Getting there by bike
If you’re travelling from the west of the city, the new CityConnect Cycle Superhighway is open and offers a safe and convenient way of arriving by bike and will take you in to the city via Armley Road, or alternatively, the Aire Valley canal towpath provides traffic free access to the city centre. The CityConnect Cycle Superhighway also provides a segregated cycle track from the east of the city with the route following the A64 York Road. The Leeds Core Cycle Network provides quiet routes in from the north and the south of the city, and maps are available here.

Check out Ride Social to find other cyclists who'll be on your route.

Getting there by bus
If you’re planning to come by bus, please check with your train operator about taking bikes on board.

Getting there by train
If you’re planning to come by train, please check with your train operator about taking bikes on board.

Getting there by car
Free event parking will be provided at Cinder Moor, Leeds, LS6. Other car parks are available in and around the city.

Road restrictions
Get details of on the day road restrictions here.