Intermediate and Long Social Rides

Details of future rides can be found in two places.

Click here (new window) for the Rides Calendar showing all rides including Easyriders

Click here (new window) for just the Intermediate and Long Rides in spreadsheet form

We also send out a reminder email midweek before the Sunday ride with the details and usually a link to the route.  If you would like to receive the email or have any other queries about the social rides please email   The rides are also advertised on our Facebook page.

We are always glad for people to try us out and you will be welcome if you just turn up at the start point and introduce yourself.  You are only required to join LCC as a member when you have been on two rides.

Intermediate Rides

(Starting in April 2017) These rides are on the 3rd Sunday of the month and are 35 miles long a step up from EasyRiders Plus at 25 miles but still slower and gentler and with less hills than the Long Rides.  There is always a café stop around the middle of the ride.


Long Rides

These rides are on every Sunday except the 3rd Sunday of the month (Starting in April 2017), generally between 40 and 80 miles with the longer rides in summer. They are all-day rides and usually include an elevenses and a lunch café stop.  In winter we aim to get back before dark although that is not always possible. 

These rides are not for beginners as you have to have a certain level of fitness but we are definitely not racers and we never leave anybody behind having a system of back stops to bring up the rear.  If you have done the Intermediate Rides OK then you would soon get acclimatised to the Long Rides.  Generally rides in an easterly direction are flattish and rides in a westerly direction are hilly.  How hilly the ride is should be flagged up in the details each week. Of course the best views are out west in the Pennines and Dales where it is hilly.

Start times.  In winter we start at 9.30am to avoid the early morning ice. In spring and autumn it is 9am and in summer it is 8.30am so we can go further. 

Start points.   To give members from all parts of the city a chance of a start near where they live we vary each week’s start point between Moortown, Oakwood, City Square and Pudsey. The start point then determines the direction that the ride is going so we are soon out into the countryside.

Suitable bikes.  Most bikes are suitable but a full suspension mountain bike will be hard work as nearly all our riding is on tarmac.  However sometimes we do venture down muddy Sustrans tracks.



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Green Party Ride

[Note - This event is being organised by the Leeds Green Party, not LCC.  We are simply posting details of their ride as it seems like the sort of ride our members and other cyclists would be interested in]

The Leeds Green Party Social Bike Ride

The LGP are pleased to be able to formally launch plans for a recreational bike ride taking us through all the wards covered by the Leeds green party. This is intended to be taken at touring pace so whilst you will need road sense and feel able to ride as part of a group you don't need to be the next Bradley Wiggins to take part.

Intermediate Ride - Bradford & Dewsbury Triangle

Steven will lead this Sunday's ride to Bradford and Dewsbury.  We will use cycle on the Stanningley Road for the first few miles which is a busier road than we would normally use but we would like to see how the new Cycle Superhighway is progressing.

Cafe stop will be in the hut at Bowling Park.  We will use the pleasant Spen Valley Greenway then lunch will be at the nice cafe by the marina in Dewsbury.

Start at 9.30am at the City Square.

See the route of the ride here.