Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Cyclist on Buttertubs Pass
Cyclist on Buttertubs Pass
Bike Ridesin the Yorkshire Dales cover

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Bell Busk Bumble Mountain Bike Ride

6th September 2023

Stone Waymarker at Weets Gate
Stone waymarker at Weets Gate

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.

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Langstrothdale Chase Mountain Bike Ride

23rd August 2023

Approaching Greenfield Woods, Langstrothdale Chase
Approaching Greenfield Woods

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.

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Bowderdale Classic Mountain Bike Ride

16th August 2023

Riding the Bowderdale Classic
Bowderdale Classic

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 accurate.

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Five Observations on Cycling in the Dales

11th August 2023

Cycling on Arkengarthdale Moor
Cycling on Arkengarthdale Moor

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.

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Around Pen-y-Ghent Mountain Bike Ride

7th August 2023

Track climbing out of Littondale
Track above Littondale

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.

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Grassington Yorkshire Dales Road Cycling Route

Updated 7th March 2023

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.

Skipton to Bolton Abbey Cycle Route

Priory ruins, Bolton Abbey

This nice easy family ride is Stage 5 of the Sustrans Slow Tour of Yorkshire.

Quiet roads, and good cafés at Bolton Abbey.

Find out more about the Skipton to Bolton Abbey Cycle Route.

Settle Clapham Loop Cycle Route

31st July 2023

Road sign near Eldroth
Road sign near Eldroth

The Settle Clapham Loop Cycle Route is an alternative to the original there and back ride. The return is via Clapham Station, Eldroth and Giggleswick.

In Summer, you can enjoy the Settle Flowerpot Festival too.

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Settle to Clapham Cycle Route

Road by Dry Rigg Quarry

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.

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