|From:||Kirk Deighton (SE401497)|
|Distance:||12.7 miles (20.4 km)|
|Meets:||B6164, A168, A1(M), A1237, A59|
|Route outline (key)|
It originally diverged from Wetherby's North Road (which was then the A1) to follow – naturally enough – York Road, passing along the northern side of Wetherby racecourse. Subsequent changes to the layout of routes in the area have meant that the western terminus of the B1224 is now a junction at the boundary between the metropolitan borough of Leeds and the administrative county of North Yorkshire on the B6164 Wetherby to Knaresborough road immediately south of Kirk Deighton. From here the road now follows a new 2.6 km alignment – with connections to the A168 and the A1(M) (at junction 46) – before rejoining its old route at a roundabout at the northeastern corner of the racecourse.
The B1224 then heads east to York via villages such as Long Marston and Rufforth. It crosses the A1237 York northern bypass at a roundabout and then heads into the city to end at traffic lights on the A59.