University of Leeds Welcomes the Sky Ride Leeds
Sunday 17 July
Take part, have fun and remember to plan your journey.
With this year’s Sky Ride Leeds taking place on Sunday and good weather predicted, we hope everyone taking part has a fantastic time!
The event will see thousands of cyclists welcomed to the city and, as the route comes through the University, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to showcase our great campus.
There will be limited access to the University campus and staff or contractors requiring access on Sunday are advised to plan ahead and check road closure information. Significant road closures will be in place from 4am to 6pm, so please check the Leeds City Council information sheet for details. There will also be restricted access to the campus with no parking at The Edge, the multi-storey carpark or the orange zone. Download the campus map for more details on the route through campus and access to alternative parking.
The free event, which will take place from 10am to 3pm, allows thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities to ride safely through a special traffic free route in Leeds city centre. More than 8,000 people have taken part in previous years.
Along the 6.5km route riders can look forward to passing historic city buildings, from the University to the Town Hall and Civic Hall. Riders can challenge family or friends in the Sprint Zone on the Headrow, watch mountain bike stunts at the Tricks and Tunes zone at Woodhouse Moor, and find out more about cycling opportunities in Leeds at the Hub on Millennium Square.
Patrick Craig, the University’s Assistant Head of Sport, says:
“We are delighted to be able to support this fantastic cycling initiative and look forward to welcoming the Skyride participants who will cycle through our university campus on Sunday. Cycling is an important sporting activity for both the city and the university and once again leading organisations including Leeds City Council, British Cycling and the University of Leeds have come together to deliver a day of activity that will benefit thousands. We hope that everyone has a great day and is inspired to continue taking part in the future.”