Easter Weekend is on our radar creeping towards... By mid April we're into long daylight hours, we've shed a layer now we've sprung into Spring, the trails are drying out and it's time to kickstart the season of 'Activity'! Make the most of the long weekend... Ride bikes, go running, take a walk and of course eat cake! To sweeten the first Bank Holiday weekend of the year we've plugged into our booking system a promotion code for 20% OFF a 4 night stay over Easter Weekend 13th-17th April.
Promotion Code: Easter17
Hop across to our Accommodation Page and grab a sweet Easter Weekend Stay
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...
It's a grand life for our hire bikes...
After a summer 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 built by us earlier in the year, since March/April 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
Last few Sweet Protection Bushwacker helmet bargains with huge savings of 30% OFF!
Check out our online store
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)
2019 - YORKSHIRE (GREAT BRITAIN)
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
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
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:-)
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:
Grab a weekend stay in the Yorkshire Dales...
Ride bikes, run trails, walk paths and eat cake!
Here's a run down of some weekend accommodation availability through June, July & August
24th & 25th June - 1 x 2 bedded room
8th & 9th July - 1 x 2 bedded room & 1 x 4 bedded room
12th & 13th Aug - 1 x 2 bedded room & 1 x 4 bedded room
26th - 29th Aug - 2 x 2 bedded room & 1 x 4 bedded room
(Bank Holiday Weekend)
Hop across to our Book a Stay page and claim your stay
It's been a while in coming...
We're super stoked to have this shiny new website up and running. We're hoping you're going to be viewing this easily and clearly on all sorts of devices, tablets and PC's. If you are having any difficulties veiwing or purchasing anything then please do drop us a line we really need to know. Now we're live with the website project, it's time to play out on bikes again