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Cycling

Whether you're seeking ‘off-roading’, a gentle ride on some green routes or a chance to try what the professionals do, North Yorkshire offers you that experience.

In 2014 the ‘Tour de France’ visited Yorkshire with the "Grand Départ", which was a huge success and highlighted just some of the magnificent scenery that Yorkshire has to offer. Progressing from that event Yorkshire held its inaugural "Tour de Yorkshire" in May 2015.

The event attracted visitors from all over Europe and further afield, proving itself to be a great draw for riders. The race is expected to become the leading cycling event in the UK moving forward and proved popular again in 2016.

As well as following existing "official" routes, you can also create one of your own. One of the best routes in Yorkshire is undoubtedly the Moors to Sea Cycle Route. Now a firm favourite with many enthusiasts this route take you from the top of the world on the Moors down to see level at Scarborough, or vice versa!

You can buy a copy of the route and guide here. Cycling in forests as you can, for example, at a member-attraction Dalby Forest, along gravelled roads, quiet country lanes, moors and hills on waymarked bridle paths; whichever you choose you will have a memorable experience.

Bring your own bike or you can hire one whilst you are here, it’s a great ‘family’ pastime and healthy as well!


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