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On-road cycle route from Harrogate to High Grantley

26th August 2014


A suggested on-road bike route from Harrogate to High Grantley, and to the moorland beyond, which looks stunning at this time of year. Read about a suggested High Grantley bike route...

Vinokourov charged with corruption

20th August 2014

Alexander Vinokourov has been charged with corruption following investigations by a prosecutor in Liege. He was charged in May, but the charge was secret until now. It relates to accusations that he paid the Russian rider Kolobnev to let him win the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege race. Read more about Vinokourov charged with corruption...

Fewston, Beecroft, & Timble bike trail

2nd August 2014

Bike trail in Timble woods

Our guide to the bike trail on Yorkshire Water's land at Fewston reservoir, through the Beecroft Plantation and Timble woods. Read about the Fewston, Beecroft, & Timble woods bike trail...

Interview: Graham Titchener, Cycle Yorkshire

29th August 2014

Graham Titchener, in charge of Yorkshire's Tour legacyWhat is planned for Yorkshire's Tour de France legacy? Can we expect better cycle infrastructure? What are the other aspects of the Tour legacy? Read our interview with Graham Titchener, in charge of Yorkshire's Tour de France legacy.

Vuelta coverage: will we miss Phil & Paul?

23rd August 2014

The Phil & Paul double-act will be absent from ITV's coverage of the 2014 Vuelta, starting today. For anyone who will miss them, we have some of their 'highlights' from the Tour de France. Read about will we miss Phil & Paul at the Vuelta...

Ride London Classic: Adam Blythe wins

10th August 2014

The men's pro race at Ride London, the Classic, took place this afternoon in improving weather conditions. A break of twelve riders went with about 50km left, and they were reduced to five. Adam Blythe won the sprint. Read our Ride London Classic report...

UK Cycling news

The latest cycling news from around the UK.

Ride London women's criterium

9th August 2014

The Mall, London

The women's criterium race at this weekend's Ride London cycling festival took place this evening, on a short circuit around St James's Park. Georgia Bronzini took the win in a sprint. Read our Ride London women's criterium report...

Transport Select Committee's Cycling Safety Report

20th July 2014

Houses of Parliament, London

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee  recommends revisions to the Highway Code to promote cycle safety, political leadership to achieve the Prime Minister's stated aim of a cycling revolution, and consistent and higher funding for cycling. Read about the Transport Select Committee's Cycling Safety report...

Kennaugh wins Tour of Austria

14th July 2014

British Team Sky rider Peter Kennaugh yesterday won the Tour of Austria. Kennaugh, who had led since the first day, finished in the bunch in Vienna, to win by 1min03 seconds. Read about Kennaugh wins the Tour of Austria...

BBC poll says roads too dangerous for cycling

1st July 2014

Cycle commuter, Ilkley

A survey by ComRes for the BBC shows that 52% of the British adults surveyed believe that their local roads are too dangerous to cycle on. 64% feel that their local roads are not well designed to be safe for cyclists. Read about BBC poll says roads too dangerous for cycling...

Armitstead and Thomas win Commonwealth road races

3rd August 2014

Geraint Thomas at the Tour de France

Lizzie Armitstead rode to the gold medal in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with her team mate Emma Pooley taking silver. In the men's race, in rainy conditions, Geraint Thomas was the strongest, winning gold for Wales. Read about the road races at the Commonwealth Games...

Brian Robinson knocked off his bike

17th July 2014

Brian Robinson was knocked off his bike yesterday. The 83 year old was riding with friends near his home in West Yorkshire, when he was hit by a car, and is thought to have broken his collar bone. Read more about Robinson knocked off his bike...

York outdoor velodrome launched

27th June 2014

York Minster

York's new outdoor velodrome was launched yesterday. The 250m track at York Sport Village adds to their cycling facilities, which include a 1km cycling circuit. The velodrome will open to the public on 13th July 2014. Read about York's new outdoor velodrome...

British Cycling launches manifesto

10th February 2014

British Cycling launched its 'Time to Choose Cycling' manifesto on 10th February 2014, accompanied by research showing the health benefits of cycling. Amongst the recommendations is that cycle funding be set at £10 per person, rising to £20. 

Harrogate Cycling

Beryl Burton cycleway

Our guide to cycling in Harrogate, with Harrogate cycling news, cycle routes, cycle clubs and websites.

Harrogate cycling news

Cyclist dies after collision with pedestrian near Kirkby Overblow

17th August 2014

A 77-year-old cyclist died after a collision with a pedestrian near Kirkby Overblow. Read more...

Cyclist hit by caravan near Bedale

30th July 2014

A cyclist was hit by a caravan near Bedale on Sunday 27th July, and airlifted to hospital. The driver of the vehicle towing the caravan did not stop at the scene. Read more about cyclist hit by caravan near Bedale...

Tour bunting removed from lamp posts in Masham

23rd June 2014

Tour de France bunting in Harrogate Borough

Mini-Tour de France jerseys strung from lamp posts in Masham have been removed, after the county council raised safety concerns. Read about Tour bunting in Masham...

Three cyclists knocked off bikes in a weekend in Harrogate Borough

13th June 2014

Road over Fewston reservoir, Harrogate

There were three incidents between 6th & 8th June 2014 in Harrogate Borough, where cyclists were knocked off their bikes by vehicles. Two of the drivers failed to stop. Read about the three cycle incidents in Harrogate Borough...

Harrogate cycle routes

This section has information on cycle routes in Harrogate. This includes cycleways, town centre cycle lanes, and on-road routes.

Nidderdale Greenway

Nidderdale Greenway

The best and most popular cycleway in Harrogate, the Nidderdale Greenway goes about 4 miles to Ripley, using the trackbed of a disused railway. It opened in May 2013.

Beryl Burton cycleway

Beryl Burton cycleway

The Beryl Burton cycleway is an off-road cycle route from Bilton Village Farm to the Nidd at High Bridge, Knaresborough.

We also have a guide to the new (in Spring 2014) Great Yorkshire Showground Greenway.

Harrogate town centre cycle routes

Cycle lane, East Parade, Harrogate

We look at some of the cycling infrastructure in and around the town centre of Harrogate. There are maps and photos, and some suggestions for improvements. The latest review is of Otley Rd.

Read more about cycling in Harrogate...



The latest comment and opinion on everything bike-related from the Hedge-blog.

Cyclist passing distance signs

18th July 2014

Cyclist passing distance sign

The French have a road sign which asks drivers to give a specific amount of space when passing cyclists (1m50 outside towns, 1m in towns). Could we adopt a British version of this sign? Read more about cyclist passing distance signs...

Is there any substance to the Tour legacy in Yorkshire?

13th July 2014

Cyclists on the Nidderdale Greenway

A key to the Tour legacy to be created by Cycle Yorkshire is cycling strategies developed by local authorities. But it's not clear if North Yorkshire is a member of Cycle Yorkshire, and it seems it doesn't have a cycling strategy. So is there any substance to the Tour legacy in Yorkshire?

Hedge-blog: bike maintenance course

12th July 2014

Bike maintenance course at Dalby Forest

Could you point out the chain stay on a bike? Do you know how to do an M check? I went on a beginners' bike maintenance course at the end of June, which was advertised by Welcome to Yorkshire as part of its Tour legacy. Read about the beginners' bike maintenance course...

Memories of the Tour de France in Yorkshire

19th July 2014

Tour de France riders arrive at Harewood

It was busy during the Tour de France in Yorkshire, and there was little time to pause and reflect. A couple of weeks later seems as good a time as any to look back and ask, what are the lasting impressions of the Tour de France in Yorkshire?

Froome and the TUE

1st July 2014: One of the issues which was raised by Paul Kimmage when he interviewed Chris Froome was a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) he applied for during the Tour of Romandy. Sky had said they wouldn't apply for TUEs. Could Froome explain when or why the policy changed? Read the Hedge-blog on Froome and his TUE...

Peeky Rider on spring, Lennon, laminate flooring, & Cav

16th March 2014:  There's something about spring that for me brings a certain poignancy, a feeling of aching melancholia, one that many feel when confronted with the fragility of life, the transience of beauty - like a rose pressed between the pages of time, or the latest series of Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Perhaps it was the drawing out of the night, the appearance of Wordsworth's Daffodils. For a pound a bunch. In Tescos.

Read more of the Peeky Rider's spring post...

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Tour de France 2014 in the UK

Cyclist on Buttertubs pass

Our guide to the Tour de France 2014 in Yorkshire, Cambridge, Essex, and London. We have route guides, videos, details of the climbs, preparations and events in the towns on the route.

Stage One guide

Bridge in Kettlewell

Stage one starts in Leeds, and goes through Otley, Ilkley, Skipton, and the Yorkshire Dales, before reaching the finish line on Harrogate's West Park. 

Stage Two guide

York Minster

Stage two begins in York, and heads west through Knaresborough, to Bolton Bridge, before turning south. It takes in Keighley, Howarth, Hebden Bridge, and Huddersfield, and climbs Holme Moss - one of nine categorised climbs on the day. Stage two finishes in Sheffield.

Stage Three guide

Christ's College Cambridge

Stage three begins in Cambridge, then heads through the flat Essex countryside via Saffron Walden and Finchingfield to Epping Forest. It goes into London via the Olympic park, passes Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, then turns in front of Buckingham Palace to finish on The Mall.