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Bodington Cycle Circuit

Our 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit is one of the longest in the country, providing a safe traffic free environment for cyclists of all abilities.

There are a number of ways to use the facility; through your local club or school or simply by attending one of our Pay and Pedal sessions.

Facility location

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Upcoming Events

Women Only Cycling

Mondays

See “Pay and Pedal” section

Pay and Pedal

For more information and times, please see ‘Pay and Pedal’ tab.

Open to all individuals who would like to come and have a go on the cycle circuit.

“Coffee Run” / Casual Sessions

For more information and times, please see Coffee Run tab.

Run, jog, walk, balance bike, rollerskate or even push your pram!

THe Brownlee Foundation

Free bike  hire is now available, please contact The Brownlee Foundation to reserve your bike

Bike and run sessions open to children aged 8-14.

Roller Skiing

Regular Wednesday sessions, 7:15pm – 9:00pm,

Offering taster sessions and 4 week courses.

Learn to cross country ski, without snow.

Instruction and equipment provided.

Contact info@ydccsc.org.uk 

Pay and Pedal

Our Pay and Pedal sessions are open to all individuals who would like to come and have a go on the cycle circuit, there is no need to book you can just turn up during the Pay and Pedal session times. These sessions are open to all abilities of cyclists who want to practise their cycling skills or just spend time on their bike in our safe cycling environment.

There will be a Women and Girls Only Session on Mondays  5-6pm.

There is no need to book onto these sessions, just turn up, pay in reception and pedal round the cycle circuit until you run out of energy!

Participants will be able to access our fleet of bikes which include adapted bikes  (6 tandems, 3 trikes and 3 hand-cycles).

Our Pay and Pedal Session times vary each week. We will update the website with the dates and times on a regular basis. Times may change. PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE TRAVELLING.

Pay and pedal timetable
Friday 17th May13:30-17:00
Saturday 18th MayNo Session
Sunday 19th MayNo Session
Monday 20th May15:00-17:00
Monday 20th May17:00-18:00 Women and Girls Only Session
Tuesday 21st May15:00-18:00
Wednesday 22nd May14:30-16:00
Thursday 23rd May14:00-16:00 and
19:00-21:00
Friday 24th May14.00-16.30

Price list

The cycle circuit has a range of booking options to suit everybody. Take a look at our price list and then make a booking.

Individuals

  • Adult
    £5.00
    (over 16)
  • Child
    £2.50
    Age 6-16
  • Under 6s
    Under 6s free
  • University of Leeds Staff/Student
    £3.00
  • The Edge Member
    £0.00
    included as member benefit
  • British Cycling Membership
    £3.50
    British Cycling Membership

Packages:

Bike hire now available (for adults and 8+ year olds)

  • 1 Adult and up to 5 Children, including bike hire
    £15
    1 Adult and up to 5 Children
  • 2 Adults and up to 5 Children, including bike hire
    £20
    2 Adults and up to 5 Children
  • 1 Adult & bike hire
    £7:50
  • 1 child & bike hire
    £5

Groups

Full Circuit Hire (from 1st August 2023)

  • NGB Affiliated Club
    £60 per hr (inc VAT)
  • Non NGB
    £75 per hr (inc VAT)
  • School and Charity
    Price on request
  • Commercial Business
    Price on request

Room hire

Hire out the social space at the Brownlee Centre

For the cost of hiring the social space please contact one of the team. We can also include tea, coffee and biscuits for an additional cost.

The Coffee Run

Our coffee run sessions are open to all individuals who would like to come and use the circuit recreationally. You can run, jog, walk, balance bike, rollerskate or even push your pram!

There is no need to book, just turn up during the allotted session times and pay at reception. These sessions provide somewhere safe to exercise, away from busy traffic.

In response to the popularity of the Coffee Run, we are putting on extra sessions throughout the week and week end, please check the table.

Prices

  • Under 6
    Free
  • Child
    £1.00
    Aged 6-16
  • Adults
    £2.50
    (Price includes a coffee, tea or hot chocolate)
  • Family
    £5.00
    Maximum charge of £5 (including a maximum of 2 adults)

The casual session will usually take place on Fridays at 12.00pm-2pm. We will update the website with the dates and times on a regular basis. Please make sure to check the website before travelling.

Please note that dogs are not allowed to be exercised on the circuit or within Bodington Playing Fields. No e-scooters to be used on the circuit. Helmets to be worn for balance biking, scootering and similar activities.

Casual Sessions timetable
Friday 17th May11.00-13.30
Saturday 18th MayNo Session
Sunday 19th May12.30-14.00
Monday 20th May13.00-15.00
Tuesday 21st May12:00-15:00
Wednesday 22nd May11:00-13:30
Thursday 23rd May12:00-14:00
Friday 24th May11:00-14:00

Women & Girls Pay & Pedal

The Monday night Breeze sessions have now been replaced by a women and girls  only Pay and Pedal session 5-6pm.

(No session on Monday 11th March 2024)

The success and popularity of Breeze has built a strong network of women using the cycle circuit and ensured the viability of a stand-alone pay and pedal session going forward.

Bike and helmet hire, available on the day, please contact reception on arrival.

Participants will be able to access our fleet of adapted bikes which include 6 tandems, 3 trikes and 3 hand-cycles

Our women and girls pay and pedal session run every Monday, except Bank Holidays. Please contact Brownlee Centre (0113 343 1222)  during inclement weather to confirm session is on.

Session time listed in ‘Pay and Pedal’ section

The cost of the session is £3.50 per person or £2.50 with a valid British Cycling Membership (bring your British Cycling membership card)

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a British Cycling member.

British Cycling – Disability Hub

Sessions have now stopped for the Winter

The University is working in partnership with British Cycling to host a new disability hub for the region, which will provide dedicated para-cycling coaching session for riders who want to keep fit, have fun and improve their performance. The sessions, led by British Cycling Go-Ride coaches and supported by local volunteers, help riders to achieve a variety of goals; whether this is to get into a new sport, improve fitness and confidence on a bike, rehabilitation from injury or to train for a competition.

Participants will be able to access our fleet of adapted bikes which include 6 tandems, 3 trikes and 3 hand-cycles.

Disability Hub timetable
DaysTime

Hiring The Cycle Circuit

The cycle circuit is open year-round for external group hire including cycling events, duathlons, running events, corporate team building activities and private training sessions. For more information and to make an enquiry please complete the online booking form.

Bodington Junior Parkrun

A 2km run for juniors only (4-14 year olds).

It is held most Sundays at 9:00am

A free event and parents are more then welcome to run/jog or walk with their children.

Please see their website for more details.

More info on Bodington Junior Parkrun

Booking Enquiry

If you would like to hire the whole cycle circuit please fill in the form below and our team will be in touch with you shortly. Alternatively, you can call reception on 0113 3431222 or 0113 3430631.

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