Take the Train Cycling Breaks

Travel light...  let the train take the strain.

Base your cycling adventure with us at Dales Bike Centre.

It couldn't be simpler, cycle to your nearest train station and grab a morning train to Kirkby Stephen station on the Western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Spend the afternoon cycling the stunning 37km route along one of our favourite sections of road over Birkdale to the tiny village of Keld.  Beyond Keld Swaledale opens out in all its glory, cycle through its many pretty little villages untill you reach Fremington and Dales Bike Centre your cycling base.

Explore the Yorkshire Dales

Your cycling mission maybe ticking off ‘Cycling’s 100 greatest climbs’, exploring the Yorkshire Dales by great café stops or sampling the great breweries and ales of the Yorkshire Dales.  Dales Bike Centre is the perfect cycling base to explore and create an adventure.  From here route options are endless, take a look at our Road Cycling page for route downloads of a few of our favourites. If you’ve something particular in mind I’m sure we’ll be able to help you out, there’s not many folk that know the Yorkshire Dales cycling like we do.

Head ‘Off Road’

Swaledale is arguably one of the best areas in northern England to mountain bike.  Why not explore the off road trails of Swaledale and beyond. Rest your road bike for the day, hire a top quality mountain bike from the bike shop, pick up one of our MTB route maps and venture ‘Off Road’. Check out our bike hire page

Getting to Dales Bike Centre

Make a ride of it…  Book a train to Kirkby Stephen Station, Eden in Cumbria. We regularly use Trainline.com just check as you may need to also book your bike. Cycle from Kirkby Stephen to Dales Bike Centre, 37km of stunning scenery and great cycling.

Cycle journey planner - Click here for route details & download.

Heading Home

Book a train from Darlington mainline station, from Dales Bike Centre give yourself 3 hours including stops. We regularly use Trainline.com just check as you may need to also book your bike. Cycle route from Dales Bike Centre to Darlington train station 32km.

Cycle journey planner - Click here for route details & download 

What to pack?

Your cycling kit and a toothbrush!  Here at Dales Bike Centre all bedding is provided in the rooms, we can supply you with towel and toiletries, we’ve a laundry/drying room, there’s plenty of bike magazines and books to while away your spare time, free wifi along with lots and lots of fresh air and stunning scenery.  So travel LIGHT and bring a toothbrush!

About your bike?

You couldn’t stay at a better place, your bike is at the forefront of our minds… Here at Dales Bike Centre we’ve an onsite bikeshop and workshop to help keep you on the road.  A very secure bike store to keep you pride and joy safe and a purpose built bike wash to keep it in good order so no excuses.

What should you do now?

Click through to our accommodation page to book a stay, book your train tickets and start getting excited about the adventure that awaits.