Welcome to Bradford: Capital of Cycling

Capital of Cycling is a coalition of cycling organisations, community groups and charities. We have a cycling hub in the heart of Bradford centre, opposite City Hall, next to The Bradford Hotel.

We hope to support and connect some of the fantastic cycling work, events and opportunities that are already going on in The District.  We wish to declare Bradford to be THE Capital of Cycling – and then work together with everyone who wants to – to make that actually happen.

NEWSFLASH: Day of Action, cycling networking, talk and inspirational speaker – Friday 22nd of September

Cyclists in 
City ParkKey Coalition members:

Below is a list of the current organisations who are most prominently involved – this is not intended to be exclusive and we hope and expect it will grow.


Many more volunteers and members have given up their time and resources to help us get started.  We have ‘wall of thanks’ in the window of our Hall Ings venue.  Is your name on it yet?   Please contact us if you feel you need to be mentioned on this page or would like to get involved with us.

New Vinyl of the shop front window at Hall Ings - Capital of Cycling
New Vinyl of the shop front window!

If you’ve passed the hub recently, you will have noticed weird and wonderful things going on inside as we get set up.  Already, you can store bikes securely here, join in one of our organised rides and get involved in a range of activities. Soon we hope to offer ride and bike maintenance training for adults and kids, free meeting space for cycling groups and more.

If you want to get cycling, you’ve come to the right people!  If you’re already involved in a cycling organisation such as a club or community group with an interest in it – come talk to us. Let’s work together to build something bigger than the sum of our parts.

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University of Bradford CC, CoC and BCC short steady social.

October 8, 2017, 10:00am

The University of Bradford Cycling club, Capital of Cycling and Bradford CC are doing a short accesible to all, 26 mile ride, down the Spen valley greenway to Faustos cafe and back. Ride will be at the slowest riders pace, nobody will be left behind. ITS A FUN RIDE. A great introduction to cycling in the area and with others. ridewithgps.com/routes/25594259 University of Bradford CC riders meet at Bike Hub at 9.30am, ready to meet up with BCC riders at the Pavilion at 10am. The small print. In SHOUTY letter though.... YOUR RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND PROPERTY AND MUST DO THE SAME FOR EVERYONE ON THE PLANET, THAT YOU MAY ENCOUNTER. ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLUBs (HOSTS/ORGANISERS/RIDERS, OK EVERYONE INVOLVED IN WHATEVER CAPACITY) CANNOT AND ARE NOT LIABLE FOR YOU OR YOUR POSSESSIONS OR ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY ARISE FROM YOU JOINING, RIDING OR NON RIDING, WITH US. Turning up for any event is acceptance of these conditions. YOU join us voluntarily and on your own judgement and are responsible for yourself, alone.

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We had some rather splendid little visitors tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

Another great night tonight at the Bradford Cycling Hub. Thank you Chris for putting on such a great night. All the cubs now know how to repair a puncture, ride safely and the importance of wearing a helmet.

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Bradford - Capital of Cycling. Day of Action, Talk, Film and BBQ

September 22, 2017, 10:30am - September 22, 2017, 9:30pm

Bradford: Capital of Cycling Day of Action, BBQ, Talk and Film A full day of fun and action, featuring a BBQ and evening talk from local cycling icon and round the world cyclist Imran Mughal. Stay for the day or drop in and go away! Meet some of Bradford’s many cycling organisations. Everyone is welcome. Oh - and ping pong tables are available all day. All events are pay as you feel, donations welcome. Food is ‘pot-luck’ with some provided (contribution of a dish or a bottle are invited). Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 10:30 Bikery: Bike Stripping and Help at the Hub Come along and help us strip useful parts from bikes that we're unable to repair and learn about bikes and workshop tools. if you don't have any experience this is a good opportunity to get your hands dirty as it doesn't matter if you mess something up! There are plenty of other things around the hub that need doing if you’re in the mood to volunteer your help. 12:30 Pot Luck Lunch A bring and share social lunch. Dazzle us with your culinary delights or simply grab something from a local shop. 2-5 pm Bikery - Public Fix and Learn Workshop Bring along your bike to fix or fine tune or help fix some of the many broken bikes for other potential cyclists in need. Use our workstands and tools with the support of our friendly mechanics. A great opportunity to learn a bit whilst helping recycle bikes saved from landfill. We have second hand parts and consumables such as brake blocks and cables. 4:30 pm BBQ We light the BBQ in Bradford’s most secret ‘garden’. 6 pm Cycling Organisations and Networking All clubs and organisations in the district with an interest in bikes are invited to present their publicity and media materials. (Contact info@capitalofcycling.org if you want to book a space or screen a short film). Learn about local cycling organisations, see what they can offer you or how you can help them. 7 pm Talk: Around the World with Imran Mughal Local round the world cyclist Imran Mughal spent 15 months cycling 25,000 miles through 33 countries after being made redundant. He survived a terrifying ordeal at gunpoint in Bosnia, deadly spiders in the Australian outback and 53-degree heat in the Oman desert and cycling through monsoons in Indonesia. “I will never have this drive to just want materialistic things like I used to. I think what I’ll always take with me for the rest of my life from this journey is the kindness and hospitality of people in general and how little we need in life as well.” 7:45 pm Film: Bikes Vs Cars To round off the day we are showing Bikes Vs Cars. This compelling documentary gives testimony to the environmental impact of cars and the transport solutions offered by cycling. 9:15 pm Finish Address: Bradford Capital of Cycling, Hall Ings, BD1 5SD (directly behind the interchange, under the NCP car park, next door to The Bradford Hotel). Contact: info@capitalofcycling.org or ring Dave on 07743471764 if you have any questions or wish your organisation to be represented at the event. To attend the evening talk and social, please register on Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cycling-get-together-talk-with-imran-mughal-and-films-tickets-37872036280

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