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Barnsley to Old Moor Bike Ride

10th January 2022

TPT near Barnsley
Railway triangle on the ride from Barnsley to Old Moor

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.

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Stage 6 Tour de France 2022

The Ardennes
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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.

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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.

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100 Pedestrians Per Hour Use Beech Grove Crossing

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Beech Grove modal filter
Safe crossing created by modal filter on Beech Grove

People on foot are the biggest beneficiaries of the modal filter used to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood on Beech Grove.

Read about 100 pedestrians per hour use Beech Grove crossing.

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.

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.

York Cycling

Bike Shops in York

Cycle Heaven at York Station
Cycle Heaven at York Station

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.

York to Selby Cycle Route

Terry's chocolate factory, York
Terry's chocolate factory, 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.

Howardian Hills Road Bike Ride

Howardian Hills
Howardian Hills

This is a 69-mile road bike ride, starting and finishing in York. It takes in Ampleforth, the Howardian Hills, Castle Howard, Malton, and Kirkham Priory.

Read about a Howardian Hills Road Bike Ride.

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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.

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