Cycling can be a fun, quick and cheap way to travel around Bradford – and good for your health.
Bradford has some cycle routes between different neighbourhoods to the city centre.
Some of the main roads in and out of Bradford city centre have cycle lanes or paths to help make cycling safer. They usually have a symbol of a bike painted on them.
More information about cycling in Bradford is on the Bradford Council website, including maps:
City Connect is a project which aims to encourage people to travel by bike.
It has a useful cycle map to help you plan journeys in Bradford and across West Yorkshire.
Hints for Staying Safe
Traffic can get busy in Bradford.
Although many people choose to cycle, you should be prepared and make sure you stay safe.
- Read the Highway Code for rules and advice cyclists should follow.
- Use cycle lanes and paths if they are available.
- Don’t ride through red traffic lights and don’t cycle on the pavement unless it’s a cycle path.
- Wear a helmet and hi-visibility or reflective clothing to help you be seen.
- Use lights in bad weather or at night.
- Look after your bike – keep it clean, make sure tyres are well inflated and have a good tread. There are lots of bike shops in Bradford that can service your bike for you.
- Cycle training courses are a good idea to help you practise, become confident and learn to be safe.