Cycling 4 All

 Cycling 4 ALL 

Inclusive cycle RIDES 2019-2020


TLDR: You can take part in the following activites:

  1. Regular bike rides
  2. Adapted bike rides
  3. Spinning - Tuesdays
  4. Adapted ride from Bradford to York
  5. Coast to Coast in June

All rides start from the Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, BD1 5SD.

We run a range of cycling initiatives here at Bradford. A unique element to our cycling activities is by including disabled people from the community on our rides. 

The first two rides will be for students only, and our disabled cyclists will join us after that.

Students are encouraged to help support the disbaled cyclists by riding with them, encouraging them or going on the front of a tandem.

In the summer there are two challenges. A disability ride from Bradord to York and then to Bridlington, and a student coast to coast ride.

All rides and spinning sessions are free but there will be a cost for the Coast to Coast and York Rides.

The rides and spinning sessions are set up to enable you to get fit enough over the year to do the challenging rides.

We can also loan you bikes for the rides if you need one.



Cycle Rides Times and Dates


Wednesday 25th September 2019: Bingley 5 Rise Locks. 15.6 Miles.
An easy ride following the Canal Road Towpath to the world famous Five Rise Locks in Bingley via World Heritage Site Saltaire. This ride is mainly off road but has road sections to introduce them to new riders. You can bring a packed lunch or eat at the café. Meet at UBU at 1.10pm

Wednesday 2nd October 2019: Spen Valley Greenway. 22.2 Miles.
This one has some hills. Once, we’re out of Bradford, we’re good and riding along the Spen Valley Greenway, an old railway track. We can do the full distance and take a break at Subway, or we can stop a bit earlier and go to a café on the greenway itself. Meet at UBU at 1.10pm

Saturday 12th October 2019: Leeds. 25.5 Miles.
People say that Leeds is full of six fingered oddballs. We’re going to find out for ourselves by cycling there along the canal and returning on the City Connect cycle way. Meet at Capital of Cycling at 10 am

Saturday 16th November 2019: Howarth. 26.6 Miles.
This is a more challenging route that takes in some of the biggest hills in the region. We’ll cycle to Allerton, over the Hewenden Viaduct and will cycle up Howarth Main Street, famous only for being a tough place to cycle to. Meet at Capital of Cycling at 10 am

From now on, the weather is cold so we’ll be focussing on spinning,


Saturday 22nd February 2020: Otley and Ilkley. 29.4 Miles.
Otley boasts to having four Morris dancing groups and a maypole whereas Ilkley has a maypole but no Morris dancing group. You can see this kind of inequality for yourself when we cycle from impoverished Bradford to our wealthy neighbouring towns. This route brushes the Yorkshire Dales, playground of the pro cyclists. Meet at Capital of Cycling at 10 am

Saturday 21st March, 2020: Cragg Vale. 41.5 Miles.
If you think Bradford is hilly, wait until we get to Cragg Vale, the UK’s longest single gradient hill, a regular feature of the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire Routes. This is for experienced cyclists only. Meet at Capital of Cycling at 9 am

Sunday 26th April, 2020: Wetherby. 51.5 Miles.
Wetherby was founded by the Knights Templar in the 13th Century and was ransacked by the Scots in the 14th Century.. It’s a much more peaceful place now though. This ride will be a real challenge for all as this is our first ride over 50 miles. Meet at Capital of Cycling at 10 am

Monday 25th – 26th May, 2020: York and Bridlington – 2 Days Adapted. 103.1 Miles.
The first of a two day inclusive trip to York and Bridlington. You may have heard of York before and yes, it is a real place. So is Bridlington, which is the home of the Gypsey Race. No we’re not being racist; it’s the name of a river that flows into Bridlington Harbour. We’ll spend the night in a hotel before driving back. Meet at Capital of Cycling at 10.00 am

Friday June 5th to Sunday June 7th : Workington to Sunderland Coast to Coast – Student Ride. 128.4 Miles.
Now this is what we’re good at. The good old Coast to Coast bike ride. Three days. Shed loads of hills that will now be a breeze for you, stunning scenery and a mad old sing song in a crazy little bunkhouse deep in the North Yorkshire Moors. This is the pinnacle of the cycling year and one heck of a great challenge.