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CYCLING ON THE TOWPATH - PERMIT NEEDED

The towpath which runs along the Leeds to Liverpool canal is owned by British Waterways. Cyclists should carry a permit when cycling along the towpath and abide by codes of conduct.

The permit is FREE and can be downloaded from the British Waterways website. In carrying a permit, you agree to the following codes of conduct.

  1. Give way to others at all times.
  2. Warn others of your approach.
  3. Watch out for hazards.
  4. Get off and walk if the path becomes difficult.
  5. Ride in single file and don't bunch.
  6. Don't risk a skid!
  7. Only cycle in daylight.
  8. Never race!
  9. Permission may be withdrawn if you ignore this code and you could be liable to prosecution.

LINKS TO INFORMATION

SPECIFIC ADVICE FOR LOCAL CYCLISTS

  • Bingley (Br 203)to Saltaire (Br 207A) 3.0 kms
    Take extra care - a stretch regularly used by many walkers.
    Dismount under all stone arch bridges.
  • Shipley (Br 210) to Apperley Bridge (Br 214) 5.1 kms
    Take extra care - dismount under all stone arch bridges.
   

 
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