Leeds to Sheffield - know any good routes

I (hopefully) will be cycling down to Sheffield from Leeds to see some in-laws over Xmas and wondered if anyone knew any good routes away from the main A-roads?

I know that there is a cycle route on the transpennine trail, but it looks like it wanders off all over the place, and I was looking for something at bit more direct.



  • bobh
    bobh Posts: 163
    Wakefield..Denby Dale...Birdsedge...Langsett...The Strines...Rivelin Valley
  • Thanks Bob, yours is a bit more rural than I came up with -

    http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/HO ... IL-S153989

    Don't think I will be managing to go both ways in one day judging by those hills around Penistone. May have to fit the roof rack to the wife's car for the return journey.
  • FJS
    FJS Posts: 4,820
    A longer route with some tough but glorious climbing: Holmfirth - Woodhead - Glossop - Snake Pass - Rivelin Valley (or Hathersage - Dore if you need south Sheffield)