'This is a beautifully presented
book...Compact and well laid out. A must for locals and visitors.' Reader review, 24th October 2020
About Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale
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
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.
Maps and Navigation
There's an overview map of each ride in the book, plus a link to more
resources on this website which include:
a Google map of the route that allows you to zoom in and out
navigation files generated on Plotaroute.com; choose the format you
require (GPX, FIT or TCX) and download to your GPS device
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.