There is currently no member group in the Leeds area, and this website is now in a 'holding' mode pending further developments in West Yorkshire.
West Yorkshire CTC Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 2nd 2014 had an informal discussion about the future administration and structure of the group. The desire to reduce administrative work, possibly by closing or merging, needed to be balanced with the increasing need for co-operation across West Yorkshire on rights and campaigning matters, since funding and decisions were becoming increasingly regionally based. The incoming committee have been asked to bring forward proposals to next year's AGM, but in the meantime all views are welcome; if you'd like to contribute, you can e-mail chris.boulton 'at' leedsctc.org.uk. None of this should be allowed to adversely affect CTC's work locally, and any opportunities for co-operation with other CTC and campaigning groups will be taken up.
West Yorkshire CTC is a member group of CTC, the national cycling charity. Through individual member groups and other organisers in the area, we run a programme of events from spring to autumn, from social events to some of the most challenging Audax events in the country.
Within West Yorkshire, Calderdale CTC provides a full programme of rides and social events for members in that area, centred on Halifax.
In Leeds, the Leeds Cycling Campaign - an affiliated club of CTC - not only campaigns to make Leeds a better place to cycle, but also organises rides at a variety of levels, from short rides on a Saturday morning for beginners or those returning to cycling, through an intermediate group providing day rides of 30-40 miles, to a group making longer excursions, occasionally in the summer quite challenging rides. If you're in or near Leeds, and looking for a more social aspect to your cycling, we recommend joining LCC. Not only will your modest fee put you in touch with people, rides and activities locally, but help to campaign on behalf of cyclists in the city for better cycling facilities.
You can find details of the rides programmes, and the organisations which provide them, by following the links on this website.