Leeds City Council are proud to be working in partnership with Sky and British Cycling to host the second Sky Ride Leeds, on Sunday 15 June 2014.
Linking to our Child Friendly Leeds ambition, Sky Ride Leeds is a family friendly event encouraging people of all ages and abilities to discover the fun and freedom of going out on a bike ride. Leeds city centre will become traffic free for the day to allow everyone to get out on their bikes and take part in the free event.
Sky Ride Leeds takes place from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 15 June, with the traffic-free loop allowing participants to take part in the ride at their own pace. The main route is 6.5km, and takes in a scenic route around the city which will give riders views of the iconic Leeds Town Hall and also the first direct arena.
In addition, there will also be a shorter routes of 500m that is ideal for those who are not confident on their bikes and those of different abilities. Everyone is welcome to take part, including children and young people - please note that children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult who will have responsibility for them during the ride.
The event allows riders to take to the same stretch of traffic free road which the world’s finest cyclists will follow when the Tour de France Grand Départ begins from the exact same start point on The Headrow just three weeks later.
Participants will be treated to a range of activities and entertainment throughout the day at key activity points along the route, including the brand new ‘Sensory Tunnel’ and ‘Tricks and Tunes’ area which will create a real festival atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
For more details of the event, how to get there and additional activities visit our frequently asked questions section. You can download the route map and details of road closures from our Documents section.
If you would like to volunteer to help at Sky Ride Leeds information and a registration form can be downloaded from the Documents section.
To register and book your place on Sky Ride Leeds go to www.goskyride.com/leeds