E-Bikes charge up our bike hire fleet....! Posted on 17 Mar 11:09

E-mountain bikes are NOW in our hire bike fleet..

There is no better way to explore Swaledale than on a mountain bike, our new E-mountain bikes open up the sport to anyone who can ride a bike.  Trek Powerfly 5 (rrp £2400) is essentially a lightweight hardtail mountain bike with the Bosch pedal assist system, we've 15.5", 17.5", 19.5" and 21.5" bikes available to hire now. 

Check out our Bike Hire page for details.

Easter Weekend Early Bird Bonus!! Posted on 08 Jan 15:26

Book a 4 night stay over Easter Weekend and get a 20% early bird bonus, offer only available until the end of January.  Use the promotion code 'Easter18' when you're through to the booking page.  Click here to book a stay

Showstopper Cake Just For You! Posted on 20 Nov 21:08

A Showstopper Stay  

Book a group stay:
Minimum 8 beds for 2 nights January, February or March 2017

We’ll bake a very special Showstopper Cake just for you!

A stunning Saturday afternoon treat for you and your group, one of our very special Friday Showstopper cakes baked especially for you.  Simply hop across to our ACCOMMODATION page, book a 2 night group stay and we'll drop you a line with a few Showstopper options...



Yorkshire Rural Tourism Award Posted on 15 May 23:01

At the 2017 Dalesman Magazine Award ceremony Dales Bike Centre picked up the Yorkshire Rural Tourism Award handed by Sir Gary Verity.  A huge surprise and honor to be even nominated never mind bringing the award back to Swaledale.  The glass trophy is looking pretty neat next to the plum flapjack in our cafe which probably swung it for us. Thanks to the Dalesman Magazine for the incredible afternoon and Yorkshire Cottages for sponsoring the award.   A huge thanks must also go to our great staff team here at Dales Bike Centre without whom the wheels would grind to an abrupt halt.  Be sure to book a stay, organise a visit or just call in to sample the great cake and coffee at the award winning Dales Bike Centre...

Dalesman Magazine Rural Tourism Award

Ex Hire Mountain Bike Sale Posted on 08 Nov 15:06

Seeking new homes for our hire bikes...

After a season of cycling along with lots of care and attention from us it's that time of year for our hire bikes to move on to pastures new.  New homes are being sought for these very well looked after and maintained mountain bikes.  After being carefully built by us they've done around 40 days of use, been safety checked and also tuned after every ride.  These Trek X-Caliber 7 mountain bikes have been a pleasure to have in the hire fleet, lightweight, smooth, comfortable and extremely reliable they'll be a great bike for a knocked down price. 

Take a look in our Online Shop for details

2016 Trek X-Caliber 7  rrp £675  Ex-Hire £449 

Sweet Protection Bargains... Posted on 18 Oct 10:58

Last few Sweet Protection Bushwacker helmet bargains with huge savings of 30% OFF!   

Check out our online store for details:

Yorkshire to host 2019 UCI World Road Championships Posted on 13 Oct 13:38

Yorkshire has the proud honour of hosting the 2019 UCI World Road Championships following on from the huge success of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart and the annual Tour de Yorkshire.
Yorkshire has proud heritage of road cycling, stunning scenery, great roads and great places to stop eat and drink en route.  Here at Dales Bike Centre it's great to be part of that, we're super excited about the coverted rainbow jersey be battled out on the roads of Yorkshire, roads we are riding every time we pull our bikes out. 

The UCI Road World Championships is one of the most prestigious events on the professional cycling calendar.
Future UCI Road World Championships:
2017 - Bergen (Norway)
2018 -  Innsbruck (Austria)

With 1,000 of the best male and female riders from around 75 countries around the globe will be competing for the chance to win the iconic rainbow jersey.  The event takes place over nine days and includes individual and team time trials as well as full road races for Under 18, Under 23 and Elite riders.

The routes haven't been announced yet but how can the organisers resist a the iconic route of the Tour de France Grand Depart.  Buttertubs Pass then a route down Swaledale to climb over Grinton Moor has to be on the cards? Time will tell.

When is it? We're being asked already, well 2019 for sure.  We are guessing the 1st or 2nd week in October.  .
Can we book to stay at Dales Bike Centre?  Another question we're already being asked, not yet for the 2019 event as we haven't had time to start planning.  But! you can BOOK NOW to ride the Yorkshire Dales and get a heads up on the great riding of Yorkshire, the great food, drink and welcome.  Check out our accommodation page for details and how to book.  Check out our Road Cycling pages for details on the road cycling from our door.

Roll on 2019 UCI World Road Championships

Midweek Stay Offers! Posted on 08 Sep 12:10

Grab a midweek stay and grab a bargain...

Bunk & Breakfast accommodation especially for the 'Outdoorsy Inner You!'
MTB - Cycle - Run - Walk - Ride great adventures on our doorstep

We've offers on 2 night, 3 night and 4 night midweek stays

Check out our OFFERS page here

Mountain Bike Demo Days... Why? Posted on 23 Aug 16:23

With the bewildering numbers of mountain bikes on the market from a growing number of manufacturers all of which making similar claims of 'The Ultimate' Trail/Enduro/XC/All Mountain Bike *delete as appropriate*.  It's become a much harder decision to make, that is which mountain bike do you choose?  There's endless magazine columns reviewing all these amazing bikes, let's be honest there isn't many shockingly bad bikes out there so a quick scan of the reviews is well worth the time.  The reviewers are constantly riding different bikes and making comparisons but there's always a tinge of brand/bike preference in there which is only human.  Then there's the bikes the stars are riding.. Put Steve Peat on any shonky old bike and he'll give any one of our crowd a reet good pasting uphill and down obviously!  Athertons were absolutely amazing riding GT and now riding a Trek Rachael is still wiping the floor with everyone.  Now this may be a bit simplistic but it seems to me the virtues of the various suspension designs ie 'virtual pivot point' against 'horst link' against 'single pivot' against 'DW Link' blah blah blah ain't going to make a jack of difference to how well you ride!  That said, I would suggest what will make the difference is how much your bike makes you smile, how well it's set up and how good the fit!  

So, Mountain Bike Demo Days... Why?  Don't know about you but I want to see the bike in the flesh, it's curves, it's corners, it's paint, it's decals, it's components and it's colour. Often falling between sizes I want to check extra large against large frame sizes to get the right fit.  I want to ride it on proper trails.. Does it pedal strike every stealth rock I ride past, climbing the steep stuff is the front like a lazer guided weapon holding it's line or a meandering river wandering aimlessly.  Point it downhill does it feel plush and planted or squidgy and unstable.  On the pedally rocky stuff is it soaking the hits with ease or pogo'ing uncontrollably.. BUT! Most of all does this mountain bike make me smile?  The only way to find out is to ride it and that's why a Demo ride for me is a must!

Here at Dales Bike Centre part of what makes us smile is keeping it local... From the cheese we buy in the cafe to the mountain bikes we sell in the bike shop buying British and buying local is important to us.  So when it comes to what bike makes us smile part of that is about buying British. Buying British in most cases you should be buying a bike built for riding British Trails and withstanding the British weather.  For me riding Orange Mountain Bikes and Cotic Bikes for over 10 years has been making me smile everytime I hit the trails.  So here they are 2 mountain bike demo days coming up and they're FREE:

Cotic Bikes Demo Day - 1st October
Orange Bikes Demo Day - 15th October

Interested? be sure to book ahead, get your name on the bike and size you want to ride. While you're here check out the other sizes, bikes, models etc and just see if a bike from Orange or Cotic put that smile into your ride:-)

More Demo Day details here

Group Mountain Biking Weekend Deals Posted on 04 Jul 21:21

Including Dales Bike Centre accommodation, Guided mtb'ing the trails of Swaledale, Rider support and 24hour cake access!
Some October & November weekends still available
More details here: