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Leeds to Bingley and Bingley to Leeds canal bike ride

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Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Hilton Double Tree

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Meeting at the entrance to the canal next to the Hilton Double Tree hotel at 1pm heading towards Bingley stopping off at the Five Locks and having a 'refreshment' before heading back to Leeds.

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From - To: Leeds to Bingley and Bingley back to Leeds
Distance: 34 miles
Terrain: Canal towpath. Surface is mostly good with some tarmac

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Looking for a day that takes in beautiful countryside, rich industrial history, stunning scenery, galleries, shops, museums, the longest canal in the country and even a world heritage site? Then it’s the Aire Valley Towpath for you!

With gentle gradients and smooth surfaces along the length of the route, you’ll find the route ideal if you want an easy day’s pedalling, or if you have small children or are a wheelchair user.

The Aire Valley Towpath route encompasses both vibrant urban areas and beautiful countryside, taking you on a peaceful journey through Leeds and out past Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Buck Wood at Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood, Dowley Gap and the Three and Five Rise Locks at Bingley.

The Locks are an 18th century engineering masterpiece which operate as a 'staircase' flight in which the lower gate of one lock forms the upper gate of the next. When completed in 1774, thousands gathered to watch the first boats make the 60 foot descent. Now, over 200 years later, the flight is still in daily use.

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