Road Riding - Yorkshire Dales

Dales Bike Centre - 'Hub of Road 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 descents to name but a few reasons...

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 Dales Bike Centre is almost endless. Great climbs listed and ready for you to start ticking off include:-

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

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 facilities in the Yorkshire Dales. If you need any help planning a trip to Dales Bike Centre then get in touch to get wheels in motion... 

Tour de France 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 measure namely 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 two big climbs of Buttertubs Pass & Grinton Moor. A truly stunning ride!

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Road Cycling Routes

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

Five Dales Classic 120km

A huge classic ride taking in 5 of the '100 climbs' for you folks ticking them off

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Mallerstang Circuit 92km

A great loop taking in Tan Hill and a blast down Wensleydale before final climb over and down Greets Moss. 

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Tan Hill Circuit  46km

A stunning ride, generally ridden clockwise to grab the prevailing westerly wind. A swift half at Tan Hill Inn is a rule!

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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. More details click here

Looking for somewhere to stay?

We do that too! Accommodation designed specifically with road cyclists & mountain bikers in mind. We've a very good bike wash, bike storage, drying room, laundry and 24 hour cake access!

14 bed bunk accommodation is clean and very cosy, your comfy bunk is made up with fresh linen, 2 pillows and quilt, includes breakfast
Check out our Bunk Rooms page

Dales Bike Centre


Near Reeth
North Yorkshire
DL11 6AW

Open 7 days 9am - 5pm
Tel: 01748 884908