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Road cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park is an ideal base for anyone wishing to hit the road with their bike. There are a huge number of routes, so many in fact that you would be able to tackle a new route everyday of your holiday or even two if you’re feeling tough.

The great thing about the rides in the area is that they cater for all abilities and fitness from the hard uphill climbs to the scenic valley routes. The best rides in the Yorkshire Dales National Park range from around 30 – 60 miles and have a lot of up but thankfully a lot of down as well. Whichever ride you choose, you will be in awe of the stunning landscape of rolling dales and fells.

It’s the great views, the smell of the open air and the great number of cafes for refreshments that make the Yorkshire National Park so popular for cycling. And checking out some of the local pubs is a fun way to end the day.

Get on your bike and choose form a number routes from the incredibly long to the short but scenic.

Click here for more road cycling routes in the Yorkshire Dales.



Hurrah! Yorkshire is to host le Tour de France 2014

Bradley Winning Tour de France

Huge congratulations to the Welcome to Yorkshire team who have been devoted to persuading the French race organisers  to choose Yorkshire as the starting point for le Tour de France 2014. They have batted off fierce competition from rival bids from Barcelona, Berlin, Florence and Edinburgh, but the hard work and sleepless nights have paid off – on the 14 December 2012 it was announced that Yorkshire won the bid! 

Read the full article here >



The Grande Depart 2014 Route

Grande Depart Route 2014

You couldn’t have missed the fact that Yorkshire has won the bid to host The Grande Depart 2014. But, you might have missed that many of our holiday cottages are in fact on the route or within walking distance of the first day of The Grande Depart 5 July 2014. 
Find out more about The Grande Depart 2014 


Check out our directory of local road cycling centres and experts.


Dales Bike Centre, Fremington

Dales Bike Centre are mountain bike and road cycling specialist based in Fremington in the heart of Swaledale. They are a small but strong team, all passionate about their bikes and are keen to help you have the best biking holiday in the Yorkshire Dales as humanly possible!

They have a wealth of knowledge about all things bikes and can offer; mountain bike skills courses, mountain bike leader training, maintenance courses, guided biking days and trips, bike hire, bike servicing, and refreshments and amazing cakes at their onsite café.

Contact Dales Bike Centre

Address: Parks Barn, Fremington, Richmond, DL11 6AW
Tel: 01748 884908
Email: [email protected]


Off the Rails, Settle

Off the Rails is a specialist cycle company based in Settle. They offer top of the range bikes for unique bike/rail trips, self-guided day bike hire, group rides and cycle tours.

Off the Rails expert instructors will ensure your hired bike fits you exactly, that the ride you do is within your capabilities and do everything they can for you to have a great time riding in the Yorkshire Dales.

Contact Off the Rails

Address: The Cycling Centre, Station yard, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9RP
Tel: 01729 824419
Email: [email protected]


Cycle Adventure

Cycle Adventure offer an exclusive hire, delivery and collection service including to the Yorkshire Dales (depending on your exact location). They also offer guided tours and skills courses to meet all capabilities.

Contact Cycle Adventure

Telephone: 07518 373007
Email: [email protected]