LEEDS DOCK ACTIVE GROUP
Did you know that there are over 25 hours of active sessions every week at Leeds Dock?
Leeds Dock Active brings together all the active groups in the area. From open water swimming, running and paddle boarding to cycling and walking tours, there’s something for everyone.
For an overview of each activity, keep reading!
Open Water Swimming
A wonderful opportunity to rewild your soul and reconnect with nature, open water swimming is proven to improve health and happiness.
In partnership with Love Open Water and NOWCA the sport is now a permanent fixture at Leeds Dock with sessions every week.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
An exciting urban outdoor adventure, paddleboard through the heart of Leeds Dock for an unique and unforgettable experience!
Led by instructors, Amy and Dean, the year-round opportunity is open to all ages and abilities, with sessions for beginners and novices.
If you’d like to take part, join the Facebook group HERE! All information about upcoming session times will be posted in the Facebook group.
A social running club that meets every week for a variety of sessions. Join a steady 5km session every Monday at 6:15pm, a 8-10km run every Wednesday at 6:15pm or a long run / endurance training every Sunday at 10:30am.
The meeting point is in front of the North Star coffee shop on The Boulevard at Leeds Dock. Everyone is welcome to join.
The Recovery Runners Running Club was set up by Dean Smith and Jamie Heselden.
The club grew out of their shared experiences of the benefits of running in maintaining their recovery from alcohol addiction.
The group meets every Sunday at 10am at Lock House on Armouries Drive. They also offer marathon training at 8am meeting at the same venue.
Did you know that we have an App Bike rental scheme available to those who live or work at Leeds Dock?
The bikes are for A-A journeys only and can be collected and dropped off at the hub in Leeds Dock, outside Yorkshire Water. If you don’t already have a membership account, please email email@example.com. There are 2 types of membership account:
- Open to all Leeds Dock residents. A membership fee of £5/month which allows free daily use up to 8 hours, then £5/hour.
- Those who work at Leeds Dock businesses. Free membership. Free daily use up to 6 hours, then £5/hour.
Dragon Boat Race
The annual Dragon Boat Race returns to Leeds Dock on 1 July.
The event will see teams of rowers take to the water for the chance to win the highly coveted trophy. The event is open to all abilities and creates great team spirit, with fancy dress welcomed!
With street food vendors, entertainment, a fun fair and a chance of sun, it promises to be a brilliant day out for all. For a taste of what to expect, click HERE to watch a video of last year’s event.
The Daily Mile
Leeds Dock invites everyone to take part in a daily mile route for 20-minutes of easy exercise.
The Daily Mile initiative provides an excellent opportunity for the local community to incorporate self-paced, outdoor physical activity (e.g. walking, jogging, running) into their lives, with the objective to positively impact personal health, attitude and well-being.
Starting outside Department Leeds Dock on The Boulevard, the 20-minute walk weaves around Leeds Dock, offering wonderfully scenic views of the River Aire. A mile is approximately 2,000 steps.
To take part in the Daily Mile, click HERE.
Leeds Dock Relay
We are excited to host the 2023 Leeds Dock Relay on 18 August from 7pm – 8pm.
The team that completes the most 1 mile laps in an hour wins the race! This fun yet competitive event is suitable for all ages and abilities. You can run as a team of 2-4 people. Entry costs £10 per team – pay on the day (cash).
Enter a team HERE.
Join Clifford Stead on 20 April for the first in a series of exciting walking tours that explores the history of Leeds Dock.
With the aid of archive photographs, this 1-hour walking tour will explore the spectacular transformation of an area that once had a “biologically dead” river at its heart and was surrounded by a twilight zone of tyre dumps and abandoned industrial mills in the 1970’s.
Fast forward to the present day, Leeds Dock and it’s neighbouring districts are now thriving business and leisure hubs, home to world-leading companies, stunning dockside developments and 80,000 people.
Attendees will also learn about historic events local to the area, including the world’s first railway and moving images as well as the abolition of the proposed Leeds Supertram.
This walking tour is approximately 3-miles in distance and is FREE to attend.