The Schools’ Yorkshire Tour is a large scale cycle baton relay aimed at primary, secondary and SEND schools across Yorkshire. It has been developed by eleven Local Authorities and various partners. The aim of the Schools’ Yorkshire Tour is to encourage more young people to take up cycling, promoting cycling as a fun, every day … Continue reading Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019
Over recent years, and particularly since hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2014, we have seen a real boom in the number of cyclists in Leeds, both for leisure and commuting purposes. Cycling is increasingly seen as an affordable, convenient way to get around and recognised not only for the benefits … Continue reading Sharing the road – Looking out and giving space
Walk to School Week is just around the corner 20th-24th May We want schools in Leeds to part in our 'Leaf The Car at Home' themed week. Find out here how to get your pack and get involved.
It is almost that time of year when the casualty data from January to December 2018 is released. For those who are not aware, data is collected by the police at the scene of each collision, including location, time, vehicles involved and what they were doing before the collision, along with further details about the people involved.
People have been asking “what happened to the public bike share proposal for Leeds by ofo?” Well here at the Council we were very disappointed when last Summer, ofo announced they were not going to launch in Leeds, and subsequently they pulled all their operations in the UK!. A formal position statement was launched in … Continue reading Leeds Bike Share – Update
Cycling, as a way of travelling, has become incredibly popular in the last few years and people are making more of an effort to incorporate cycling into their daily lives. Cycling is well known for being one of the healthiest, cheapest and most environmentally friendly forms of transport available. With the theme of this year’s … Continue reading Brake Road Safety Week – Bike Smart
On Tuesday the 3rd July 2018, pupils from Brownhill Primary School and St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds rode the last leg of the Schools Yorkshire Tour, and brought the 400-mile cycling relay across Yorkshire to a close. As the pupils rode into Millennium Square to hand over the baton to the Lord Mayor … Continue reading The Schools Yorkshire Tour – One incredible journey and achievement
The first Schools’ Yorkshire Tour took place in June 2017, it was designed by the Leeds City Council’s Influencing Travel Behaviour Team to promote safe and sustainable travel to and from school. The schools’ Yorkshire Tour Following on from the Legacy of the Tour De France, when Leeds hosted Le Grand Depart in 2014, came … Continue reading The Schools Yorkshire Tour (2018)