Castleford (28 miles), started 9.30am City Square (Photos here)
Steven S led just four comrades – there was another cycling event on in Leeds this morning to compete with. Rob the cycle-friendly train driver was also there at the start to give us support.
The Lines At Allerton Bywater we used another section of The Lines, a nice cycle path – see our photos.
S-Bridge The Millennium Bridge over the beautiful river by the old mill at Castleford is a real photo opportunity – see photos.
Greenway We did a little Tour de Castleford through the city centre, managing to avoid roundabouts completely, up to Cutsyke. Very recently opened is another old railway line now an excellent cycle path – see photos.
Bapps Wraps & Rolls This nice café kindly stayed open for us, and we all enjoyed our food – see photos.
Open Up! The canal route to Leeds is pleasant and in good condition – see photos. A frustrating point is at Thwaite Mills where you have to carry bikes up and down steps on a bridge. If only a cycle path by Thwaite Mills could be created it would be so nice!
Rowers We saw the university rowing team training on the river near the waterfront apartments – see photos. The Leeds to Castleford riverside is becoming gentrified!
Conclusion Castleford is very nice (especially the Greenway). Worth a visit!