Road cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Dales Bike Centre the 'Hub of Cycling'

There is no finer place than the Yorkshire Dales to cycle, voted number 2 in Cycling Weekly's Top Places to Ride in the UK.  We think Yorkshire was robbed of top spot.

Road Riding

For the more experienced road riders of you the Yorkshire Dales offers the most amazing road riding experience in the UK.

The attractions are many... Just pick up any edition of '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs' or 'Cycling Climbs of Yorkshire' and the list of climbs within reach of here at Dales Bike Centre is almost endless. Great climbs listed and ready for you to start ticking off include:-

  • Buttertubs Pass
  • Kidstones
  • Grinton Moor
  • Fleet Moss
  • Park Rash
  • The Stang
  • Turf Moor
  • Tan Hill

To name but a few, add as many to your route as you dare!

'Cycling climbs of Yorkshire' & '100 Greatest Cycling Climbs'

Available online in our webstore here.


Great Cafe

None moreso than our very own - Cafe & Cakery voted one of Cycling Weeklys top 10 cycling cafes, Great Scenery, it really is hard to beat

Dales Bike Centre Road Routes 

Here's a few of our favourite road routes in downloadable .gpx files:-

 Tan Hill Circuit 47km (A nice warm up to riding the Dales)  Download here 
Five Dales Tour 115km (A big smack in the gob with 2700mtrs climbing) Download here 
Mallerstang Ride Out - 91km (A grand ride out with a healthy 1500mtrs climbing) Download here
Northern Stang Loop - 45km (Climbing 'The Stang' then some real quiet roads) Download here

Looking for more route suggestions? Call in to the bike shop and pick up a map or drop us an email.

En Route of Le Tour Grand Depart 2014

Yorkshire had the very proud honour of hosting the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, the biggest cycling event in the world.  Stage One on the 5th July 2014 set off from Leeds city centre finishing in the Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate, threading it's way though the Yorkshire Dales and right past our front door here in Fremington Swaledale.  En route, taking in the stunning scenery of Wharfedale, Bishopdale, Wensleydale and our home Swaledale.  With three of our favourite climbs thrown in for good measures namey Kidstones, Buttertubs Pass and on our doorstep Grinton Moor. 

From here at Dales Bike Centre we are well placed to tackle the most scenic part of the route 'The Northern Loop' a 92km circuit taking in the three big climbs and missing out the busy parts.  Download the route here 

The Club Weekend or Training Camp

There really is no better cycling venue in the Yorkshire Dales to base your club weekend or training camp. Location is key and from Dales Bike Centre we can help plan your perfect rides.  We've the best and most comprehensive cycling factilities in the Yorkshire Dales.

For more information about a training camp stay at Dales Bike Centre simply get in touch and take a look at our accommodation and facilities here.

Yorkshire Dales Cycleway

The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway (YDCW) is a superb but challenging 210km (130 mile) circular route visiting most of the major dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Find out more here


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