Sky Ride and Bike Week events

Leeds Sky Ride will be making its way through campus on 15 June and Bike Week events are continuing until 20 June. Find out how to sign up as well as information on access to campus.

UTravelActive's Bike Week will start on 15 June with Leeds Sky Ride which will be peddling through campus. Sky Ride is a mass participation, free to enter cycling event, which will take cyclists around a predominantly traffic-free loop of approximately 5km. It promises to be a great day out for all, with street performers and entertainment, along with the opportunity to take in the sights of Leeds on a bike almost completely traffic free.

Those taking part will also get the chance to explore the University, as cyclists will find themselves on campus for part of the route. University Square will become a stop-off point, with a refreshments marquee along with various other stalls for riders to browse and University teams to have a presence.

The Leeds Sky Ride is an exciting part of the build up ahead of the Grand Depart of Le Tour de France. Unlike Le Tour, Sky Ride is not competitive, you can register on the day to ride, and can join the cycle at any point during the day. The ride will take place from 10am-4pm.

More information and how to register ahead of the day can be found at the Sky Ride website.

Access restrictions to campus on Sunday 15 June, as it stands, will be as follows:

  • Vehicle access to campus will be shut at University Road, main entrance and Willow Terrace Road entrance from 10am-4pm
  • Vehicle access to parking areas via the North Woodhouse Lane entrance, Cemetery Road, and Mount Preston Street will still operate
  • Access to campus by car for areas usually accessed via the main entrance or south entrance will be re-directed to the car park entrance via Fenton Street
  • Access to streets off Lifton Place will be closed at one end, with access via Mount Preston Street, Cromer Terrace and Cloberry Street.

The Sky Ride route through campus

Sky Ride Leeds map

Download a copy of the map.

If you have any questions about the event, its impact, or if your School, Service or Faculty would like to get involved in some way, please contact Jo Bayley.

Other events during Bike week can be found on the UTravelActive website with activities including a staff cycle ride, bike breakfasts, a women's cycling social, a free bike check and information from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative.

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