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Men's road race at World Road Champs

28th September 2014

Ben Swift was the British team leader in today's road race, but it was Polish rider Kwiatkowski who won the race. Read about the men's World Champs road race...

Women's road race at World Road Champs

27th September 2014

The women's road race at the World Road Champs in Ponferrada, Spain, took place today. Ferrand Prevot of France won the sprint finish. Read more about the women's World Champs road race...

Wiggins wins World Road Champs TT

24th September 2014

Bradley Wiggins beat Tony Martin into second place to win the time trial at the World Road Championships this afternoon. Read more about the World Road Champs time trial...

York Sky Ride

14th September 2014

York Sky Ride

York Sky Ride took place today, with the city centre closed to traffic, so that people of all ages and abilities could ride around York, and along the river Ouse. The Sky Ride coincided with York Festival of Cycling in Rowntree Park. Read more about York Sky Ride...

London's proposed cycle superhighways

6th September 2014

Proposed cycle superhighway on Victoria Embankment

TfL has launched a consultation on two proposed segregated cycle superhighways - one north-south from King's Cross to Elephant & Castle, and the other east-west from Tower Hill to Acton. Read about the proposed London cycle superhighways...

Most Dutch nighttime cyclists drunk

25th September 2014

Cyclist in Netherlands

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have found that nearly 90% of nighttime cyclists had been drinking. Read more on most Dutch nighttime cyclists drunk...

Dutch campaign to highlight dangers of smartphone use while cycling

24th September 2014

Cyclist using phone in Holland

The Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and the Environment has launched a campaign to highlight the risks of cycling and using a smartphone, a practice which is not illegal. There's even a 'cycling mode' app. Read more about cycling and smartphones in Holland...

How to drive considerately around cyclists

15th September 2014

Parked cars

I've rarely if ever thought that a driver was deliberately putting me in danger, but every time I go cycling, I experience intimidating or dangerous driving behaviour. Perhaps lots of people just don't know how to drive around cyclists? These are my suggestions for how to drive considerately around cyclists...

UK Cycling news

The latest cycling news from around the UK.

Interview: Graham Titchener, Cycle Yorkshire

28th 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.

Tour of Britain, Stage 8: final two stages

14th September 2014

Victoria Embankment, London

There was a short time trial this morning, won by Wiggins. This afternoon's race was 8 laps of a central London circuit. Read our Stage 8 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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

On-road cycle route from Harrogate to High Grantley

26th August 2014

Dallowgill

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hedge-blog

Hedge-blog

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...

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...

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?

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.