Hidden Gem – Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Our Hidden Gem of the month is Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. With 25 routes on quiet lanes throughout the national park, including the Prologue stage of the 2014 Tour de France, this is a brilliant destination for keen cyclists.

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  • 23 day rides, the 2014 'Tour' Stage 1 Route, and a six-stage tour of the Dales, visiting the best 'dales', with stages at Settle, Pateley Bridge, Leyburn, Hawes, Muker and Sedbergh.
  • The Yorkshire Dales National Park is made up of high moorland cut by deep dales. Babbling streams cut through hay meadows fringed with dry stone walls.
  • Historic stone villages and towns provide great opportunities for tea, cake and accommodation to fuel the hungry cyclist.

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What is so special about the book?

May is a great time to visit the Yorkshire Dales, and for cyclists it's often a relatively dry month. Inclines can be challenging and very steep, but the rewards a great, and the views are amazing.

A one-line review:

Go cycling in the Yorkshire Dales, enjoy Wensleydale cheese from Hawes, welcoming villages with great cycle cafés, and rides to excite you for the next day, and your next visit.

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