This book of Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale includes family rides, mountain bike rides and road rides.
Navigation resources accompany each ride - Google maps where you can zoom in and out, and navigation files that you can upload to your GPS device.
The book is packed with colour photos, and information about the landscapes, towns and villages you pass through, the people who have shaped them, and the wildlife that thrives there.
Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale is available in paperback and ebook. Buying options:
'This is a beautifully presented book...Compact and well laid out. A must for locals and visitors.'
Reader review, 24th October 2020
Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale includes family bike rides, mountain bike rides, and road bike rides.
The family bike rides stay on traffic-free paths where possible, and are as much about exploring the area as they are about cycling. The mountain bike rides are fun routes where a mountain bike is the best option.
The road bike rides are suitable for cycling as a sport, but there's lots of information about the countryside you ride through and points of interest along the way. The road rides range from 17 to 96 miles.
'This is a lovely family cycling resource...It is well written and illustrated with lovely photos'.
Reader review, 3rd November 2020
Each ride begins with a Trip Overview, featuring distance, difficulty, duration, hills and stops.
There's an overview map of each ride in the book, plus a link to more resources on this website which include:
There are feature boxes for each ride.
Blue boxes contain information about people, places or points of interest along the route of the ride. Examples include the Nidd Viaduct, bike racer Beryl Burton, the Old Manor House at Knaresborough, Scar House Reservoir, and Clint Cross and Stocks.
Green boxes are for wildlife that lives in the area you're passing through - for example, roe deer in Old Bilton, red kites at the Yorkshire Showground, and kingfishers on the river Ure.
The book is packed with colour images, to give a flavour of the countryside you ride through and - I hope - motivate you to get out and explore it. The Yorkshire depicted in the book is almost always sunny.
Here's a list of the rides (the book's Table of Contents).
The cheapest way to buy the paperback of Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale is direct. It's available at £10 + £0.95 packing & delivery, in the HedgehogCycling shop. Secure payment is through Paypal; you don't have to have a Paypal account, you can use a debit or credit card.
Alternatively, you can buy the paperback from Amazon at £14.99.
The ebook is available on Amazon at £6.99.