Hidden Gem – Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales
2 minute read
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.
- 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.
Where is it?
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.
Try this if you liked:
Article · 6 Jul 2011
3 Counties Challenge cycle sportif
What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than pedaling around some of the quiet and beautiful lanes of Cumbria, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. Jonathan and Caroline decided to have a go at the 60-mile option of the 3 counties challenge. Find out...
Feature · 14 Apr 2018
Cycling the 170-mile Way of the Roses in a day
Carl McKeating set out to cycle The Way of the Roses, a 170-mile national cycle route most commonly ridden over three days, in a day. He describes the personal challenge, the...
Feature · 9 Nov 2015
Cycling the C2C 17 years on
Lesley Williams reflects on her second time cycling the Sea to Sea (C2C) cycle route from Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumbria to Tynemouth on the north-east coast near Newcastle and Sunderland. Read on, and then watch the video...
Feature · 5 Jul 2015
The Grandest Départ: Yorkshire 2014
Harry Dowdell remembers the thrill of the seeing the Grand Départ take place on home turf in 2014 – something that Yorkshire, and the wider UK cycling scene, will never forget.
Feature · 5 Jul 2015
The road to sportive cycling
Colin Dennis, author of Cicerone’s sportive guidebooks to the south-east and south-west England, welcomes the professionalism of today’s sportive cycling events – by comparison with the amateur efforts of only 20 years ago – and the arrival...
To read more articles like this get our newsletter
Sign up today for a 20% discount on your next purchase. Join over 30,000 enthusiasts from around the world. If you don’t love our mix of new books, articles, offers and competitions, you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never spam you, sell your data or send emails from third parties.