Fancy cycling to work on the new cycle superhighway, which cuts through West Leeds?
Well now you can, starting from next week.
Bosses at CityConnect, the people behind the new cycle superhighway from East Leeds to Bradford are running a bike bus to encourage more people to rediscover that cycling feeling by riding to work.
CityConnect will be running bike buses between Leeds and Bradford on a morning and evening every Tuesday from the 28th June.
A bike bus, also known as a bike train or a cycle train, is a group of people who cycle together on a set route following a set timetable.
Cyclists may join or leave the bike bus at various points along the route. Most bike buses are a form of collective bicycle commuting.
The Leeds to Bradford route starts in City Square at 7.30am, reaching the former Mike’s Carpet building at 7,42, Café 53 and Helen Sykes Fashion on Stanningley Road at 7.46am and 7.51am and Henconner Lane in Bramley at 7.55am.
The bus bike moves onto the Daisy Inn, Stanningley Fire Station, Richardshaw Lane at Stanningley Bottom, and the sandwich bar on Woodlands Avenue.
Return journey back to Leeds starts at 5.30pm.
Morning journeys from Bradford into Leeds start at 7.30am. The bike bus arrives at Thornbury Barracks at 7.57am, calling at the Stanningley Bottom junction with Richardshaw Lane at 8.04am, Swinnow Road/Hough Lane, Armley Ridge Road and Armley Road.
The return journey leaves City Square at 5.30pm.
Full details of route and times available here.
You can also check out this thoughtful 25-minute film on the cycle superhighway and cycling in Leeds via The City Talking.
Did this happen? Someone said the highway is still not open?
You’re right, the official opening has been delayed again. The latest info on the CityConnect website says the bike bus will start on Tuesday 28th.