CYCLING councillor Martyn Bolt has launched consultation on an idea to develop a long-distance bike route round the Kirklees boundary.
He outlined his idea to a meeting of the Kirklees Public Cycling Forum, where cyclists offered to ride the route and feed back comments.
The idea arose when Clr Bolt was planning the public participation ride associated with the recent Tour of Britain cycle race.
He said: "I was aware that we have several signed routes for walkers in the area, the Spen Valley Heritage Trail being one.
"I looked at the line of the Kirklees boundary and it developed from there."
He said the idea was "a raw outline" and the final route would be fixed after cyclists had ridden the sections and provided comments and amendments.
The total route would be about 120 kilometres (80 miles). But it could be ridden in sections.
"Riders can pick up and leave the ride at any point, to suit their ability - or the weather" said Clr Bolt. He added: "We are aware of how valuable tourism is to the local economy, even 'internal' tourism from Kirklees residents.
"A rider can easily spend £10 a day, which, if the route were successful, could benefit shops, cafes etc."