Family TandemBradford’s Fantastic for Cycling

Fast or slow, young or old, there’s lots to choose for all different types of bikes and riders, from professional racing routes through to child-friendly routes. As well as our selection of routes page, check out the below:

Cycle Network Map:

Sustrans provide a National Cycle Network, helpful if you’re thinking of doing some touring or are looking for planned routes.

Family friendly routes:

  • The Airedale Greenway connects the towns along the Leeds Liverpool Canal.
  • Or why not explore the Great Northern Railway Trail which takes in a number of attractions throughout Bradford district. The disused railway tracks are an excellent way to safely enjoy the countryside and see the natural beauty of the area.

bash2Off-tarmac exploring:

  • Try the Pennine Bridleway and explore the ancient pack-horse routes and newer bridleways.
  • The Calder Aire Link connects the St Ives Estate near Bingley to the Bridleway Mary Towneley Loop in Calderdale. A mountain bike is recommended due to the nature of some of the terrain on the path. You will pass Cullingworth and Oxenhope and spectacular scenery as you pass the Leeming and Leeshaw Reservoirs before finishing near Widdop.

Advanced road cycling:

An obvious choice for road cyclists is to ride a section of the Grand Depart, Tour de France 2014 or the Tour de Yorkshire. Routes pass through large areas of Bradford district including Ilkley, Addingham, Keighley and Haworth. Enjoy the stunning scenery whilst re-creating a section of the greatest cycle race in the world.


See our selection of favourite routes