Road cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Dales Bike Centre the 'Hub of Cycling'

There is no finer place than the Yorkshire Dales to cycle with it's stunning scenery, quiet roads, smooth tarmac, wonderful Dales and moors, great climbs and decsents to name but a few reasons...

Road Cycling

For the more experienced road riders of you the Yorkshire Dales offer the most amazing road riding experience in the UK.  The attractions are many... Just pick up a copy 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

Check out a few of our favourite routes below and start planning your trip to the Yorkshire Dales and Dales Bike Centre. 

Looking for a place to stay be sure to check availability in our Bunk Accommodation here...  Book a Stay

'Need a road bike?  We've Trek Emonda ALR4 in our bike hire fleet, they're retro fitted with the much needed climb busting gear an 11-32 cassette.  Hire bike details here...  Check for hire bike

Cycling the Dales

Explore the quiet lanes and roads of Swaledale, a good option is to head up the Dale taking in the steady 9 miles of short up's and downs to the village of Muker.  From Muker head back or if you're still feeling good then tackle the climbs up to the famous Tan Hill Inn. After a swift refreshment;-) cycle the stunning road back down Arkengarthdale to Dales Bike Centre.  This 30 mile Tan Hill Loop is a regular ride for us... We love it! 

Looking for hire bikes check out our Trek Emonda road bikes or for pedal assist book a UM3+ E-Hybrid e-bike. More details here

Great Cafe's

The Yorkshire Dales is famous for great cafe's none moreso than our very own Cafe & Cakery voted one of Cycling Weeklys top 10 cycling cafe's 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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