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West Yorkshire Tour de France Legacy - Partners and Programmes

Cycle Yorkshire logoThe partnership involves officers in highways and transportation, road safety, public health, sport and leisure, in each of the five West Yorkshire District Councils, West Yorkshire Sport, British Cycling, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (formerly Metro) and other cycling organisations.



CTC is the national cycling charity promoting all forms of cycling, protect the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.



Sustrans is a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Sustrans works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in.



British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling. As such, British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport (BMX, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross, Road, Track and Cycle Speedway), from providing the support and encouragement people need to get riding their bikes for the first time, to being home to the hugely successful Great Britain Cycling Team.



West Yorkshire Sport  is one of   the 45 County Partnerships in England which connect providers of sport and physical activity such as National Governing Bodies, Local Authorities, Schools, Colleges and universities and local clubs to work together to increase the number and quality of opportunities to take part across a county area.



go:cycling is a project coordinated by WYCA (Metro) and is being provided in partnership with West Yorkshire's five local authorities and CTC (the national cycling charity). It is supported by the Department for Transport through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and offers a range of free cycling services for adults who live, work or study in West Yorkshire.



Bike and Go is an ingenious new scheme provided by train operating company Northern Rail that lets you hire a bike from participating train stations and continue your journey quickly and easily under your own steam. No walking, no waiting - just get on your Bike & Go!



CityConnect is a programme of cycle improvements in the Leeds City Region being delivered by Leeds City Council and City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, together with West Yorkshire Combined Authority and other local partners. Funded through the Department for Transport's Cycle City Ambition Fund, CityConnect will make it easier and safer to get around on foot and by bike giving you better access to your local area, increasing your travel options and reducing congestion.



Bikeability is 'cycling proficiency' for young people for the 21st Century! If you're thinking about getting on your bike, why not complete your Bikeability. It's fun and gives you the skills and confidence to cycle in modern road conditions.



Breeze  is part of British Cycling's Sky Ride programme and is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. The aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.



Sky Rides are British Cycling's big, fun events which take over a town or city centre so lots of cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride safely together on a traffic-free route. They're a great day out for families, with loads to do both on and off a bike.



Sky Ride Local leisure bike rides are guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes. With different levels, there's something for everyone - whether you're building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge. Rides are all free and are grouped in levels to suit everyone from beginners to experienced cyclists. Whichever you choose, you'll be riding on safe routes, in good company. Each of the 5 districts in West Yorkshire have partnered with British Cycling to offer these opportunities to local communities.




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