Cycling

We are looking at improving established on and off road local cycling routes and have made links with Leeds City Council and Sustrans about developing cycling routes around our area.

We have also identified some safety issues for cyclists eg. pot holes on roads and degradation of off road cycling/walking paths. We are working to identify ownership and responsibility for maintenance of existing off road paths and have had a response from Leeds City Council about pot hole repairs (planned for 2020-21).

We will keep this page updated, but for more information the following links may be useful:

Leeds City Council

E-bike Trials

  • E-bike Trials run by Leeds City Council where you can trial an electric bike for free - why not take a look if you cycle to work.
  • Transport Planning
  • See ‘Cycling Action Plan’, ‘Cycle Lanes and Routes’ and ‘Leeds Cycling Strategy’ – these do not mention Boston Spa but do include Thorp Arch
  • Leeds Cycle forum – East Leeds Orbital Route
  • Tadcaster Wetherby Otley route planned (in consultation with Sustrans)
  • Highways Operations for potholes

Cycle Yorkshire

  • Moor Allerton and Seacroft
  • Bike donation at Scarthingwell Golf course
  • Bike Hubs at Fearnville for advice and cycle training

Yorkshire Bike Libraries

Bike Libraries - Ever thought about borrowing a bike? Yorkshire Bike Libraries wish to enable as many people as possible to enjoy where they live with free access to a bike. There are 13 bike libraries in and around Leeds - the nearest is Positive Youth Bike Library run from Rose Cottage at Tadcaster Grammar School.

Sustrans are the charity that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle. They created the National Cycle Network and Yorkshire has over a thousand miles including popular long-distance tourist routes such as the Way of the Roses and the Trans Pennine Trail. As part of the Network review, Sustrans aims to find funding to double the number of traffic-free paths and raise the quality of the whole network so that a competent 12 year old could navigate around. The charity is working across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK to improve access, signage and surfacing across the Network and want to develop further traffic free paths with access for all abilities, including people on mobility scooters, adapted bikes and people on foot or horseback.

Sustrans have a team of volunteers throughout Yorkshire who help to maintain and sign the National Cycle Network and make it more wildlife-friendly. They are always looking for new volunteers to join the team and if you would like to find out more, please contact them.

Please let us know via the contact form below if you have any queries or other useful information.