7th June 2018
van der Breggen, by youkeys,
CC BY 2.0
I set out for a long ride after overnight rain. The first soft,
sinking feeling came only 6 miles in, and I got another puncture
before the roads started to dry. This got me thinking, why are
punctures more likely in wet conditions, and how can you prevent
Read about punctures
in the wet.
25th May 2018
Froome, by denismenchov08,
CC BY-SA 2.0
There's been an awful lot of comment on Chris Froome's Salbutamol
case, almost certainly too much. Cycling journalists ask hard
questions of Froome, but give the UCI a free ride about the leak
of the confidential process. For below the line commenters,
everything is evidence of cheating - good and bad performances alike.
Read about the Froome
12th June 2018
A so-called relief road is being promoted by an Executive on North Yorkshire County Council, in spite of a democratic vote against it. It is supposed to be a response to Harrogate's congestion problems, but there's a fatal flaw in the reasoning of the would-be road-builders. Read about why the Harrogate relief road is a terrible idea.
This circular road cycling route starts in
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
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.
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.
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