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On the very edge of the vast Pennine Hills chain, cycling in Bradford and its impressive surroundings leads you up into diverse moorland and you’ll find the landscape opening up under your wheels. Just south of the wild Yorkshire Dales National Park and the rolling countryside of Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this historic city provides access to some of the most exquisite scenery for rides in the north. 

Cycle routes from Bradford are often hilly, with trails winding over moorland and down into wooded river valleys. You’ll find pretty villages wherever you pedal, like the incredible Haworth with its cobbled streets and classic stone buildings, formerly home to the Brönte sisters.

For flat routes, follow the Aire valley, passing sweeping farmland and admiring the hills. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal passes through Bradford and makes for a serene, traffic-free companion for day and multi-day rides. 

Intermediate
02:22
22.8 mi
Difficult
04:31
42.6 mi
Difficult
02:40
26.3 mi
Intermediate
01:50
19.2 mi
Intermediate
01:54
20.0 mi
Intermediate
03:34
34.1 mi
Difficult
03:41
34.5 mi
Intermediate
02:44
28.9 mi
Intermediate
01:35
15.7 mi
Intermediate
03:02
24.6 mi
Difficult
03:03
28.2 mi
Intermediate
03:05
31.7 mi
Difficult
04:01
37.1 mi
Difficult
06:02
58.2 mi
Difficult
03:16
31.7 mi
Intermediate
01:51
17.0 mi
Intermediate
02:05
18.5 mi
Difficult
04:15
41.3 mi
Intermediate
03:00
30.1 mi
Difficult
04:13
40.2 mi

Top 20 cycling routes around Bradford

    1
    Intermediate
    02:22
    22.8 mi
    9.6 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    2
    Difficult
    04:31
    42.6 mi
    9.4 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Difficult
    02:40
    26.3 mi
    9.8 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,500 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    4
    Intermediate
    01:50
    19.2 mi
    10.5 mph
    725 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    5
    Intermediate
    01:54
    20.0 mi
    10.5 mph
    700 ft
    700 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    6
    Intermediate
    03:34
    34.1 mi
    9.5 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    7
    Difficult
    03:41
    34.5 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    8
    Intermediate
    02:44
    28.9 mi
    10.6 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Intermediate
    01:35
    15.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    10
    Intermediate
    03:02
    24.6 mi
    8.1 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Difficult
    03:03
    28.2 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,375 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Intermediate
    03:05
    31.7 mi
    10.3 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Difficult
    04:01
    37.1 mi
    9.2 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    14
    Difficult
    06:02
    58.2 mi
    9.7 mph
    3,750 ft
    3,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    15
    Difficult
    03:16
    31.7 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    16
    Intermediate
    01:51
    17.0 mi
    9.2 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    17
    Intermediate
    02:05
    18.5 mi
    8.9 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    18
    Difficult
    04:15
    41.3 mi
    9.7 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    19
    Intermediate
    03:00
    30.1 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    20
    Difficult
    04:13
    40.2 mi
    9.5 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

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