23rd December 2021
10 key points about Phase 1 of Otley Road Cycleway after a first look.
Read about 10 Key Points About Otley Road Cycleway Phase 1.
10th January 2022
This bike ride from Barnsley to RSPB Old Moor is Stage 14 of the Sustrans Slow Tour of Yorkshire.
It's on the trackbed of the old South Yorkshire Railway line from Barnsley to Mexborough, and it's pleasant if unspectacular. Old Moor is well worth a visit for the birdlife and café.
Read about Barnsley to Old Moor Bike Ride.
Stage 6 of the Tour de France 2022 is a 220km trek from Belgium to Longwy in France, through the Ardennes.
The punchy climb to the line was won by Peter Sagan in 2017, and could suit Julian Alaphilippe in 2022.
Read about Stage 6 Tour de France 2022.
The clock counts down to midnight on 2nd May 2024, the date of the next General Election under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.
1st January 2021
The Hebden Bridge to Brighouse bike ride is mainly on canal towpaths.
It's 24 miles there and back, but if you prefer you can ride one way and let the train take the strain on the way home.
Read about Hebden Bridge to Brighouse Bike Ride.
2nd December 2021
Amendments to the Highway Code include provisions on a Hierachy of Road Users, pedestrian priority at side roads, people riding bikes next to each other, passing distances, and more.
21st February 2021
There's a new phenomenon of people on zebras waving their grateful thanks to drivers for stopping. Why?
Read about waving from zebras.
24th October 2021
Paris's Plan Vélo for the next 5 years includes 180km of new segregated cycle tracks, and a wealth of other good ideas too, showing a real commitment to promoting cycling.
Read about a Paris Plan Vélo 2021-6.
22nd November 2021
People on foot are the biggest beneficiaries of the modal filter used to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood on Beech Grove.
22nd October 2021
Halfords are offering free 6-hour electric bike tests, so I decided to take up the offer. I tried out a Carrera Vengeance electric mountain bike.
Read about a Halfords Electric Bike Test.
17th October 2021
Government guidance says cycle tracks should be created by reallocating space from motor vehicles. At the junction of Otley Road and Harlow Moor Road, motor vehicles are getting a lot more space. How much is left for pedestrians and cyclists?
This circular road cycling route starts in Harrogate, and heads up to Pateley Bridge then Lofthouse. It climbs the Côte de Lofthouse, which featured on the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, then returns via Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard, Galphay, Studley Royal and Ripley to Harrogate. It's on quiet, country roads, features beautiful scenery, and there's the challenge of a steep ascent.
Read about this Côte de Lofthouse road cycling route.
This circular road cycling route starts in Grassington, and heads north up Wharfedale then Littondale to Halton Gill. It climbs to Malham Tarn, then returns via Malham, Kirkby Malham, Airton, Hetton, and Cracoe to Malham. The roads are quiet, and the ride takes in lanes lined with dry stone walls, open fells, and villages of limestone-built houses, as well as views of Malham Cove.
Read about this Yorkshire Dales road cycling route.
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.
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.
All the bike shops in York for bike sales, servicing and repairs, and cycle hire; plus a map showing where to find each bike shop.
Find out about Bike Shops in York.
This is a great ride from York to Selby and back, largely off-road.
It uses the trackbed of the old York and Doncaster Branch railway line. It features Cycle the Solar System, with scale models of the planets, the correct distance (proportionally) from the Sun and each other along the path.
Read about the York to Selby Cycle Route.
This mountain bike ride is simple and quite short, but very enjoyable.
It takes you north west from Poppleton, on a path on the right bank of the Ouse, to the confluence of the Ouse and the Nidd, then back via Moor Monkton on farm tracks.
Read about Right Bank of the Ouse Mountain Bike Ride.
3rd November 2021
This is Part 3 of my review of the cycle facilities on the A59 between York and Poppleton. Not yet as popular as other great series - Rocky, Star Wars (or do I mean Trek?) - it can only be a matter of time before it is met with similar acclaim.
24th November 2021
Sustrans is to resurface the Solar System Greenway at a cost of £800,000.
Read about Resurfacing of the Solar System Greenway.
A new Hedgehog Guide to the Cinder Track cycle route, along the old railway from Scarborough to Whitby, with full-colour (!) photos, including lots of Yorkshire sunshine. This 21.5 mile route has beautiful views, and there's wonderful wildlife along the way, for example house martins and swallows at Ravenscar. Read about the Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track.
There's a great cycle route from the centre of York to Beningbrough, partly on tarmacked path by the river Ouse, and partly on quiet roads. It ends up at Beningbrough Hall, an C18th National Trust property (where cyclists are entitled to a free cup of tea). Read the Hedgehog guide to the York to Beningbrough cycle route.
The latest in Hedgehog's Sustrans Slow Tour of Yorkshire series, Stage 6 is a nice ride on quiet back roads from Settle to Clapham. There's just enough hill-age to make it interesting, and there are plenty of options for a cup of tea or a pint of beer.
Read about Stage 6, Settle to Clapham.
A mountain bike ride in upper Nidderdale - from Lofthouse to Scarhouse reservoir, and back via Middlesmoor. It's an enjoyable ride in the countryside, with great views along the way.
Read about Lofthouse Scarhouse mountain bike ride.
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