There are a wide and growing range of cycle maps available covering the Leeds area, from a city wide map illustrating routes of differing types, to route specific maps such as the Garforth to Leeds City Centre route which passes through Thorpe Park.

Further detail on each of these maps, including links allowing you to download them, can be found below:

  • Leeds Cycle Map

    A 2012 edition of the Leeds Cycling Map has been produced by the city council, specialist cycle map makers and local cyclists. Using the map cycle journeys can be planned to use the most appropriate routes for cycling. These are not always obvious. Using the map makes cycling easier and more pleasant.

    Hard copies are available free, either from the Thorpe Park Travel Plan Coordinator (contact us), cycle events held across the business park, or from local cycle shops and the Leeds Gateway Tourist Information Centre.

    Alternatively the map can be downloaded using the following links (please note the map has been split in two due to its size):

  • Garforth to Leeds City Centre

    This route uses quiet roads, bridleways and cycle tracks to link Garforth to Thorpe Park, Whitkirk, Temple Newsam Colton, Halton, Richmond Hill and the City Centre.

    To download a copy click here, or contact the Thorpe Park Travel Plan Coordinator for a hard copy (contact us)
  • The Aire Valley Towpath route

    Following the 22km route from Leeds to Saltaire, you will discover a variety of attractions and places of interest. Starting from Granary Wharf on the edge of the city centre, the towpath takes you on a peaceful route through the bustling city of Leeds. You will pass a number of attractions including Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, the medieval Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Falls and Apperley Bridge before reaching your destination at the World Heritage Site village of Saltaire.

    To download a copy use the links below, or contact the Thorpe Park Travel Plan Coordinator for a hard copy (contact us):
  • Trans Pennine Trail - Leeds section

    This mostly off road route follows the Aire and Calder Navigation to the south, past the Royal Armouries and Thwaite Mills Industrial Museum, to the nature reserve at Fleet Bridge and on to Wakefield.

    Information can be viewed online at www.transpenninetrail.org.uk or download using the link below:

  • Armley to Leeds City Centre

    This route uses cycle lanes and tracks to provide access to the City Centre and Aire Valley Towpath, and provides and alternative to the busy Armley Gyratory.

    A copy of the map can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Wetherby Railway Path

    This route follows the disused railway track between Thorpe Arch Trading Estate and Retail Park and Spofforth, passing through farmland and woods, and the market town of Wetherby. Other attractions include Wetherby racecourse and Spofforth castle.

    A copy of the map can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • West Park to Leeds City Centre

    The West Park cycle route has been designed to  encourage more cycling amongst students and residents living in the  West Park, Burley Park, Hyde Park and Headingley areas.  The route will improve access to the city centre , University of Leeds’ campus and Weetwood Playing Fields, Leeds Met University City and Headingley campuses, and will also provide a  link to Lawnswood High School. 

    A copy of the map can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Sheepscar Interchange

    This major junction can be off putting for cyclists and confusing to use, but does have good cycle facilities if you know how to use them. 

    A copy of the map to help you negotiate your way through can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Middleton to Leeds City Centre

    The Middleton Route passes schools and parkland on its way to the city centre, and provides easy cycling to a number of other destinations including Beeston, Cross Green and the Trans Pennine Trail and Aire Valley Towpath National Cycle Network Routes. 

    A copy of the map can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Alwoodley to Leeds City Council

    The Alwoodley Cycle Route uses cycle tracks and quiet roads to provide a safe and  direct  way to cycle to the city centre, taking around 35 minutes inbound.  It passes through Alwoodley, Meanwood, Stainbeck and Little London and provides easy access to Meanwood Urban Farm.  The route is also handy for getting to several schools including Cardinal Heenan Catholic High  School , Allerton High School and the Carr Manor Schools. 

    A copy of the map can be downloaded by clicking here.