One of the things I’ve always loved about Leeds is the fact that while it houses everything you could ever wish for in a city, you can be out in beautiful rolling countryside in no time at all. As such, I started this week’s ride at the railway station and was soon tackling a really nice, varied loop skirting the West and North Yorkshire border.
After taking a flat route last week I made sure the climbs were back with a vengeance this time around as I took on one of my favourite rides into the heart of Brontë Country. It’s a 57km (35 mile) loop which starts and finishes in Haworth and takes a very brief sojourn into Lancashire before dropping into Hebden Bridge and back over Oxenhope Moor.
THE fact that seven cyclists were killed in West Yorkshire last year more than justifies the police’s decision to use undercover officers to identify, and then educate, those motorists whose ignorance and carelessness continues to endanger the lives of other road users.