Thousands of people turned out to Bradford’s Sky Ride which took place today.

An estimated 7,000 cyclists spanning the generations and of all abilities took to traffic free streets from Bradford’s City Park to Lister Park.

British Cycling recreation officer Dan Goodey said people this year had enjoyed the flatter route.

He said: “We are delighted with the turnout. It’s really been an event for all ages and all abilities.”

Mr Goodey said the event had seen cyclists on racing bikes right through to toddlers on stabilisers, with people enjoying the family festival atmospheres in both parks.

He said: “It raises awareness, it makes it easy for people to get back out on their bikes, so we are hoping that an event like today will inspire cycling to continue cycling and with everybody excited in cycling, with the Tour de France and the inspiration of the Olympic Games, we are hoping that this will get people on their bikes and keep them on their bikes.”