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The benefits of cycling are endless. Cycling is fun, healthy and saves you money!

If you are thinking about starting cycling - whether that be competitive, for commuting purposes or for leisure, you have come to the right place. Here you can find out about cycling clubs in Leeds, cycling profiency courses, Bike to Work schemes, taking your bike on public transport and local Sky Ride events!
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Click to expandCycling clubs in Leeds

Joining a cycling club is a fantastic way to get the most out of your cycling.

To get the most out of your cycling - whatever your abililty, cycling with like-minded people can be social, fun and a great way to challenge yourself.

Click on the link below for information on Cycling Clubs in Leeds, you can also find links to local Leeds cycling clubs in the 'external links' section of this page.

Cycling Clubs in Leeds

Click to expandCycle training (Bikeability)

Bikeability is goverment funded cycle training which is offered free of charge to all schools in Leeds by our training provider Cycle Leeds. The training is to a national standard.

There are 3 levels of Bikeability, each designed to improve cycling skill​s whatever your experience. The levels cover the basics of balance and control through to planning and making an independent journey on busy roads.

Please see the link below for more information.​​

Cycle Leeds

Click to expandLet's Ride - Leeds

Let's ride more in 2017

Free bike rides to join, and great routes to explore from British Cycling and HSBC UK

Let's Ride

Click to expandCycling experiences for children and young people with disabilities

Available at Herd Farm and Lineham Farm.

Cycling experiences for children and young people with disabilities aged 10 years and above. These aim to harness an element of independence and encourage participants to have fun cycling.

Further information

Both centres offer a range of adapted bikes. These range from trikes to quads, all purpose and built to offer cycling experiences for children and young people with disabilities.

Herd Farm has a purpose built onsite cycle compound that allows riders to manoeuvre around a network of tracks. This area also provides easier management by staff & carers.

Lineham Farm Education Centre provides a similar adapted cycling experience, but without a dedicated track.

All bikes, staffing, safety equipment and instruction is provided.

Cost

For those within Leeds City Council boundaries: £159 per group for a two hour session. 

Outside Leeds City Council boundaries: £220 per group for a two hour session. 

Groups can be up to 12 children/young people

Contact details

Herd Farm: 0113 393 0012 or email herdfarm@leeds.gov.uk

Lineham Farm: 0113 230 0959 or email penny.lowe@leeds.gov.uk ​​​​​​

Click to expandBritish Cycling

​British Cycling has a whole range of ways for you to get involved, whatever your ability or aspirations. From the joining a cycling club, getting involved with the Breeze network for women or signing up to take part in your local Sky Ride event. British Cycling’s website has loads of information, tips and advice on cycling, click on the link below to find out more.

www.britishcycling.org.uk

Click to expandStudio Cycling at your local gym

If you want to feel the fantastic health benefits of cycling but don't fancy cycling outside then sign up for a Studio Cycling class.

Studio Cycling is great for developing muscular strength and endurance as well as general health and wellbeing.

As well as being suitable for all, this class allows people of completely different fitness levels to ride side by side.

Click the link below to find out which leisure centres offer Studio Cycling in Leeds.

Studio Cycling

Click to expandRide-to-Work

​Cycling to work is a great way to start the day. Commuting by bike has health and financial benefits and is also good for the environment, there are many cycle to work schemes in Leeds and the UK such as BikeHub, Evans Cycles and Sustrans' UTravelActive. See below and in the External Links section for further information.​​​

Bike Hub

Ride-to-Work

Click to expandAdapted Bikes at John Charles Centre for Sport

​Disability sport is a Leeds programme for disabled children, young people and adults.

Adapted Bike sessions are available at John Charles Centre for Sport.

-Suitable for both adults and children over the age of 5
-A variety of bikes are available: quads, trikes, hand cycles, mountain trikes, bucket seat duel cycles, tandems etc
-Most cycles have back supports and seat belts
-A member of staff is available to help at all sessions
-Hoist available
-You are welcome to book out a session at any other time for a minimum of 6 people

For more information and to book on a session please
contact the John Charles Centre for Sport:
Tel: 0113 395 0000
Email: JCCS@leeds.gov.uk​​​

Click to expandCycling activity programmes

Cycling activity programmes at Lineham Farm Education Centre, Herd Farm Activity Centre and Lazer Activity Centre.

Unique and inspirational cycling educational experiences in a safe environment.

Further information

Individual activity sessions can be provided at each centre (2 hours). 

A full day programme at Herd Farm or Lineham Farm could involve a mountain bike ride to Harewood, lunch, then a session on the high ropes (2 hours).

Activity menu includes; on-site cycle challenge, a range of all – terrain mountain bike rides, BMX challenges, races, cycle maintenance and safety workshops plus, archery, puzzle palace, bushcraft, zipe wire, giant swing and much more.

Available from mid-March onwards.

Cost


For those within Leeds City Council boundaries: from £99 to £159 for two hours depending on activities.

Outside Leeds City Council boundaries: from £140 to £220 for two hours depending on activities. For groups of 12 primary or secondary students.

For those within Leeds City Council boundaries: £318 for day activities. Outside Leeds City Council boundaries: £394 for day activities for groups of 12 plus lunch at £6.00 per person.

Contact details


For more information contact the individual centres directly:

Lineham Farm on 0113 230 0959 or email penny.lowe@leeds.gov.uk

Herd Farm on 0113 393 0012 or email herdfarm@leeds.gov.uk
LAZER Centre on 0113 336 7414 or email leon.reed@leeds.gov.uk ​​


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