Easy Rides

Leeds Cycling Campaign Easy Rides  (from 10 to 15 miles)

Our Easy Rides programme aims to

  • Boost active transport in and around the city for both work and leisure and so help promote a more sustainable, less polluting way of getting around the city.

  • Help you find your way safely around the increasing number of on- and off-road cycle paths that can be found in Leeds. We include getting across busy roads and junctions safely as well as finding, joining and leaving cycle paths.

  • Help you become more confident when cycling, whether travelling for work, shopping or simply meeting up with friends.


Easy Ride starting points

At present, we offer two weekly Easy Rides on Saturday mornings, meeting up at 10.15 am.

  • The central Urban Rides normally meet in Leeds City Centre near the entrance to the Art Gallery.

  • The other easy ride is the Roundhay Ride which meets near the tennis courts opposite Roundhay Park on Princess Avenue.

We hope to make other start points available in the future.


The Rides

After checking everything is ready, we generally set off at 10.30 am and cycle relatively slowly and steadily over a typical round-trip distance of 10-15 miles. If along the way, help is required, for example somebody has a puncture, we always stop to make sure the problem is fixed. Nobody is left behind. Normally, during the ride, we'll include a café stop for refreshments and to chat about cycling (or other) matters.

Non-members are welcome to join in a couple of rides initially, but it's important for our insurance that most riders are paid-up members. Please talk to your ride leader about joining Leeds Cycling Campaign, or join online here.


Ready to Ride?

Then select your starting point below:

Urban Rides

Roundhay Rides

For further information or if there's something you're not sure about, please contact our Easy Rides Co-ordinator: easyrides [at] leedscyclingcampaign.co.uk




Leeds Cycle Map by Leeds City Council (available at many shops, the Pedallers' Arms etc.)

Guide to starting cycling: http://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/how-to-start-cycling/

Guide to cycling to work: https://www.bikeradar.com/features/bikeradar-podcast-commuting-tips