Donate using PayPal

Cycling in Leeds

The local group for this area has not added any information yet - come back soon!

Other areas …

Latest photos of the area

See also a full list of photos in this area.

Elland Road cycle lane with the football ground in the background.

Modal filter on what would otherwise be a dangerous junction.

Modal Filter between West Park and Leeds Beckett. On a good section of Leeds Core Cycle Route

NCN66 Location: Killingbeck, Shadwell (England, UK) Cut back between Halton Moor and Temple Newsam

Signs on Wyther Lane

Cross Green Lane Location: , Knowsthorpe (England, UK) Cut back and litter pick in Cross Green

Castleford Greenway and Sustrans Route 69

Castleford Greenway

Signage as part of Leeds Core Cycle Network. Pointing in the wrong direction.

Narrow shared space path ends at a random spot.

Leeds Core Cycle Route. Kirkstall Brewery Halls to Beckett University. Shared space path through the park.

Bollards in the road to stop rat running but enable cycling and walking. This picture shows the both the Derwentwater Avenue modal filter and Canterbury Drive in the background.

Modal filter as part of Leeds Core Cycle Route running through South Parade. Stops Rat running traffic from using residential streets to avoid traffic lights but enables walking and cycling.

Part of Leeds Core Cycle Route, Kirkstall Brewery Halls to Beckett University. Shared space path crosses the residential road at a point with very poor visibility.

Vans and camper vans are always parked obscuring this popular pedestrian and cycle crossing. Needs a build out and narrowing of the carriageway at least to enable visibility past the vans with a raised table.

This sign is totally fictional. But it does exist. The typeface for the place names is authentic, but the numerals are a bit off.

Foot bridge over beck

Horse stile and cycle barrier

Cycle barrier and horse stile

Cycle barrier on Leeds Country Way bridleway off Tyersal Lane near Smalewell Road with horse stile

The lonely cycle loop on the left. At present this one loop is the only cycle parking facility in the area, there aren't any outside North Star Coffee or Yoga Hero. More cycle parking needed in visible areas.

Modal filter.

Free left turn for cyclists into a contra-flow.

Two out of three lanes removed from the side road as part of 20mph programme. This has created a much safer junction for pedestrians and cyclists at a well known pinch point. Wands could then be carried further over the junction.

Poor road junction installed 2020 introduces new road danger for cyclists.

Access controls installed summer 2020, possibly to deter the local motorbiker which uses the cut through. The motorbiker is now observed going up the bank at the side.

St John's Place modal filter from 1985. Station Parade was a rat run before these bollards went in.

Route sign and A-frame restriction on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath.

A-frame restriction on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath.

A-frame restriction on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath.

Swing bridge on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal (NCN route 66).

Locks on the Aire Valley Towpath

Cyclists have a better arch to the right.

Footbridge linking two parts of a housing development, I think.

Cycle parking at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

Vandalised map of the Kirkstall Abbey area of the Aire Valley Towpath

Cyclists on NCN route 66 should leave the Aire Valley Towpath here for a parallel road.

Cyclists on NCN route 66 can fork left to rejoin the Aire Valley Towpath

Speed ramps on this industrial road (NCN route 66) parallel to the Aire Valley Towpath

Cyclists on NCN route 66 should use this road rather than the Aire Valley Towpath - because of the poor surface, I think.

Cyclists on NCN route 66 should leave the Aire Valley Towpath here for a parallel road.

The Aire Valley Towpath passing beneath the Skipton/Ilkley railway lines.

Lock on the Aire Valley Towpath

Lock on the Aire Valley Towpath

Link from the Aire Valley Towpath

Link from the Aire Valley Towpath

Link from the Aire Valley Towpath (and tent)

The Aire Valley Towpath towards Leeds station

Sign on the Aire Valley Towpath

Link from the Riverside Way Bridge to the Aire Valley Towpath

The new Riverside Way Bridge is being obstructed by greenery.

Non-existent link from the canal towpath and the new Riverside Way Bridge to Whitehall Road.

Weird and dangerous to have such a short section of on-road cycleway - either protect it properly, have some shared-use, or buy a few metres of land to the left.

Start of off-road cycleway west of Leeds station

The Leeds station Cyclepoint is now a branch of Evans Cycles.

Wide crossing at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.

New two-way cycleway, Leeds

New cycleway under the railway in Leeds.

End of the new section of Cycle Superhighway 2 parallel to the railway into Leeds.

New two-way section of Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds.

Cut-through below the railway, Leeds.

Crossing on new two-way section of Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds.

New two-way section of Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds.

Cycle Superhighway 2 on Marsh Lane, Leeds.

Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds.

Cycle Superhighway 2 in Leeds is a good direct commuting route, but not much is made of the local connections.

Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds.

Crossing on Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds, where it comes off the flyover.

Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds, crosses this flyover - the parallel routes are supposedly only footpaths.

Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds, goes over this flyover.

Lights where Cycle Superhighway 2 crosses to the flyover.

Cycle bridge over York Road, Leeds.

The Leeds guided bus route.

Bus stop on the Leeds guided bus route.

Cycle crossing on Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds.

Cycle crossing over York Road, Leeds.

Cycle crossing on Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds.

Cycle lights to allow cars to turn left off York Road, Leeds.

Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds.

Cycle Superhighway 2, Leeds, with annoying End of Cycle Route sign.

Segregated cycle path on Leeds Cycle Superhighway 2.

Segregated cycle path by Cross Gates Road, Leeds.

Crossings at the junction of York Road and Cross Gates Road.

There are quite a few of these signs to try to keep cars off Leeds Cycle Superhighway 2.

There are quite a few of these signs to try to keep cars off Leeds Cycle Superhighway 2 - they don't always work.

There are quite a few of these signs to try to keep cars off Leeds Cycle Superhighway 2.

Leeds Cycle Superhighway 2

Pedestrian crossing over a cycleway in Leeds.

Shared-use footway and crossing.

Road closure and link to the York Road cycleways into central Leeds.

This would be a better route from central Leeds towards Tadcaster.

Ramped bridge over the Leeds Ring Road.

Unsigned route parallel to the Leeds Ring Road.

Unsigned route parallel to the Leeds Ring Road.

Unsigned route parallel to the Leeds Ring Road - a dropped kerb would help.

No signage - the underpass is probably the better route towards central Leeds.

This route through the fence is definitely not the way to/from central Leeds. Signage needed.

Signage is needed here at the Leeds Ring Road

Shared-use path leaving service road by York Road, Leeds

We welcome your feedback, especially to report bugs or give us route feedback.

My comments relate to: *






Your comments: *
URL of page: * https://leeds.cyclestreets.net/area/
How did you find out about CycleStreets?:
Your name:
Our ref: Please leave blank - anti-spam measure

* Items marked with an asterisk [*] are required fields and must be fully completed.