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The Best Sports Shops in Leeds

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Need new sports gear? Here’s where you need to go.

JD Sports

Whether you’re a gym-goer, mountain biker or martial arts pro, head to these sports shops to get the right kit for all your sporting needs.

Getting fit? Taking up a new hobby? Then you probably need some new gear and we know just where you should go. These are the best sports shops in Leeds and they’ve got it all, so whether you want to up your cricket game or perfect your serves, you’ll find everything you need in these handy shops. Hell, you can even make the most of in-store workshops and repair services to keep your gear in tip-top condition.

Woodrup Cycles

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Woodrup Cycles was established in 1949, making it one of Leeds’ oldest sports shops for cyclists. They stock bikes from brands like Bianchi and Cervelo across their two floors, plus a huge selection of accessories, clothing and spare parts. You can even get bespoke frames handcrafted to suit your wheels. Shoot any queries to the experienced staff, who are on hand to help you find exactly what you need, whether you’re a road or mountain-biking fanatic.

Woodrup Cycles, 345-347 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2HD.

Snow + Rock

If you’re into snow sports and rock climbing, Snow + Rock is the place to go in Leeds. If you love tearing up the slopes, they sell all the skiing and snowboarding essentials, from goggles to ski gloves. Or you can dive into their climbing section, which includes equipment like harnesses and chalk. And if you need clothing and footwear, you can get your mitts on pieces by top labels like Patagonia and Fjällräven. For the tech-savvy among you, they also stock everything from action cameras to GPS watches.

Snow + Rock, 8-12 Lands Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LD.

KO Sports

KO Sports

KO Sports is number one when it comes to martial arts, wrestling and boxing gear. Pop into their Roundhay shop to nosy through their dedicated boxing section, filled with everything from gloves to punch bags, or check out the martial arts area, where you can get protective gear, uniforms and kick pads. Then for wrestlers, you can find essentials like protective pads and singlets. You’ll also find a hefty supply of protein powder and strength-training equipment for general fitness.

KO Sports, 99 Roundhay Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5AJ.

IT Sport Leeds: The Racquet Specialists


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Founded by local squash hero Ian Tooms, IT Sports Leeds is the city’s leading racquet sports shop. You can get equipment for tennis, badminton, squash and racquetball, all in one place. Expect everything from shuttlecocks to racquets by leading brands like Head and Yonex, plus a great range of specialist clothing. Be sure to check out their re-stringing services too and they can even sort you out with a new handle grip.

IT Sport Leeds: The Racquet Specialists, Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym Club, Stainbeck Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3QX.

Nike Factory Store

Nike Crownpoint

If you want to find quality Nike gear at a bargain price, head to their factory store at Crown Point Shopping Centre, on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. They stock a wealth of Nike’s iconic running gear, from trainers to breathable tops, alongside their latest releases and collections, which cover Air Max and Air Force trainers. You can also get specialised clothing for other sports. Need golfing shoes? How about swimwear? They even stock clothing and accessories for football, tennis and basketball.

Nike Factory Store, 4 Crown Point Shopping Centre, Junction Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1ET.

All Rounder Cricket


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All Rounder Cricket is one of the country’s leading cricket suppliers and you can find one of their shops right here in Leeds. They stock over 5,000 quality pieces, from top-of-the-range cricket bats to sturdy wicketkeeping gloves. You can get kitted out in spiked bowling shoes and protective gear too. And if your bat is in need of TLC, take it into their Bat Doctor repair service where they’ll give it a new lease of life.

All Rounder Cricket, 39 St Michael’s Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3BR.

Cycle Surgery

If it’s cycling equipment you need, Cycle Surgery have you covered. They sell a huge range of mountain, road and electric bikes, so there’s something for all cyclists. Need spare bike parts? They sell chains and gear cables too. And it doesn’t stop there, as you can get specialist clothing from brands like Endura and Castelli, plus accessories and repair kits. And if you want your wheels servicing, you can get them checked out in-store.

Cycle Surgery, 8-12 Lands Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LD.

JD Sports

JD Sports

JD Sports is one of the flagship sports shops in Leeds and is filled with all manner of designer and casual sportswear brands. They stock clothing by Nike, Adidas, Puma, New Balance, The North Face, Vans and that barely scratches the surface. You can get all your basics here, like thermals, running jackets and joggers. And if it’s footwear you need, head downstairs to check out their extensive selection.

JD Sports, 132 Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HF.

Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Beaty is a luxury activewear shop for women that you can find in the Victoria Quarter. They have a fitting service, meaning they’re more than happy to get you kitted out in the best running, yoga and tennis gear for you. Planning to go swimming? They stock all different styles of swimwear. And you can even get a hand with choosing the correct underwear, so that you’ll be well-supported during your workouts. To top it off, they run free in-store yoga and HIIT classes.

Sweaty Betty, 7-11 Cross Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AZ.

Sports Direct

Sports Direct

For an all-encompassing sports shop that stocks every activewear brand you can think of, head to Sports Direct on The Headrow. Spread across three floors, it’s one of the biggest in Leeds. You can get your usual athletics and football gear, but it’s not just clothing. They have swathes of trainers lining the walls, which you can get in all kinds of styles at bargain prices. You can get basic sporting equipment too, like workout mats, gym bags and basketballs.

Sports Direct, 20 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PT.



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If you’ve got the motorbike but still need the gear, make a trip to the award-winning Sportsbikeshop in Chapel Allerton. It’s a huge space filled to the brim with every accessory a biker could need. You can pick up sturdy leather jackets, nifty luggage packs and even security locks. They stock the all-important spare parts too, like exhausts and tyres, alongside maintenance equipment like oils and lubricants. Need a new helmet? You can check out 35 different brands, so you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to protective gear.

Sportsbikeshop, 5 Regent Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7QA.

Cycle Republic

Whether you’re a cycling fanatic or a hardened commuter, Cycle Republic will make sure you’re kitted out with the best kit possible. Will you go for a mountain bike by Ridgeback or a road bike by Boardman? If you need to update your kit, you can choose from a wealth of cycling jerseys and footwear, as well as all-important protective gear like helmets and pads. You can even drop in for a free bike check or book in for one of their bike service packages.

Cycle Republic, 12-14 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JP.