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Walking and Cycling Statistics 2020

23rd September 2021

Cycling and Walking Statistics 2020
Cycling and Walking Statistics 2020

The 2020 Walking and Cycling Statistics have just been published by the DfT.

There was a modest increase in cycle trips and stages, and a big increase in distance cycled.

Read about Walking and Cycling Statistics 2020.

HedgehogCycling Newsletter

Latest news & articles

Mountain Biking at Sutton Bank

View from Sutton Bank towards Gormire Lake
View from Sutton Bank towards Gormire Lake

Sutton Bank must be one of the best places in the area to go mountain biking.

There are trails for all ages and levels, and a cyclocross/all-weather cycle track paid for by the EU Rural Development Fund.

Read the new Hedgehog Guide to mountain biking at Sutton Bank.

UK cycling news

Countdown to the next General Election:

The clock counts down to midnight on 2nd May 2024, the date of the next General Election under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.

IPCC Report 2021

10th August 2021

Ski resort in a warming world
Ski resort in a warming world

Shall we try to make sure Earth remains habitable, or not bother? The IPCC has something to say about it.

Read about a IPCC Report 2021.



Harrogate Cycling

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Côte de Lofthouse Road Cycling Route

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.

Grassington Yorkshire Dales Road Cycling Route

River Wharfe at Conistone

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.

Hedgehog Guides

Scarborough to Whitby Cinder Track

Trailways bike shop, Hawkser

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.

Lofthouse Scarhouse Mountain Bike Ride

View of upper Nidderdale and Scarhouse reservoir
View of Scarhouse reservoir

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.

Other Hedgehog guides

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Yorkshire wildlife