6th September 2023
The Bell Busk Bumble mountain bike ride is a pleasant loop starting
and finishing at Gargrave.
It won't take your breath away, not metaphorically at least, but it's
a nice bumble through the countryside and good exercise.
Read about Bell
Busk Bumble Mountain Bike Ride.
23rd August 2023
The Langstrothdale Chase mountain bike ride is 20.5 miles, starting
and finishing at Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
It's medium distance with plenty of climbing, and explores one of the
remoter parts of the Yorkshire Dales.
Read about the Langstrothdale Chase
Mountain Bike Ride.
16th August 2023
The Bowderdale Classic is a 24.5 mile mountain bike ride in the
Howgill Fells. It starts and finishes in Sebergh.
Visit Sedbergh say it's not for the faint-hearted, and that's
Read about the Bowderdale Classic Mountain Bike Ride.
11th August 2023
Five observations about cycling in the Yorkshire Dales, starting
with a very obvious one and (I hope) going on to provide some useful
and interesting insight.
Read Five Observations
on Cycling in the Dales.
7th August 2023
This 18.5 mile mountain bike ride loops around Pen-y-Ghent.
It takes in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Litton. There's nice scenery
and the tracks are generally decent quality.
Read about Around Pen-y-Ghent
Mountain Bike Ride.
Updated 7th March 2023
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
road cycling route.
This nice easy family ride is Stage 5 of the Sustrans Slow Tour of
Quiet roads, and good cafés at Bolton Abbey.
Find out more about the Skipton to Bolton Abbey
31st July 2023
The Settle Clapham Loop Cycle Route is an alternative to the original
there and back ride. The return is via Clapham Station, Eldroth and
In Summer, you can enjoy the Settle Flowerpot Festival too.
Read about Settle Clapham Loop Cycle
The Settle to Clapham cycle route is Stage 6 of the Sustrans Slow
Tour of Yorkshire.
The rides is on genuinely quiet roads, with ups and downs but nothing
too steep or sustained.
Find out more about the Settle to Clapham Cycle Route.