Leeds City Council are proud to be working in partnership with Sky and British Cycling to host the first ever Sky Ride Leeds this year, on Sunday 7 July.
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 4pm on Sunday 7 July, with the traffic-free loop allowing participants to take part in the ride at their own pace. The main route is just over 5km, and takes in a scenic route around the city which will give riders views of the iconic Leeds Town Hall and also the new £60m first direct arena.
In addition, there will also be two shorter routes of 500m and 750m that are 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 also forms part of the one year to go celebrations to Leeds and Yorkshire hosting the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, with those taking part able to experience starting on The Headrow and a similar initial route through Leeds city centre to be used by cycling superstars such as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish in 12 months’ time.
Participants will be treated to a range of activities and entertainment throughout the day at key activity points along the route, including events hosted by the University of Leeds as an element of the course takes in the university campus.
For more details of the event, how to get there and additional activities visit our frequently asked questions section below.
You can download the route map from our Downloads section. For details of road closures visit the related page section.
If you would like to volunteer to help at Sky Ride Leeds information and a registration form can be downloaded from the Downloads section.