Cicerone Press Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

25 Bike Routes on Quiet Lanes in the Dales; Author: Harry Dowdell
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In 23 day rides, a six-stage 310km (203 miles)'Vuelta a Dales'' (based on the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway) and a 206km tour that follows the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ, this guidebook features varied cycling routes throughout the Yorkshire Dales.

The Vuelta a Dales takes in the best dales, passes and viewpoints as it passes through Grassington, Leyburn, Hawes, Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh, Ingleton and Settle.

The Yorkshire Dales have always welcomed visitors who enjoy the views. For cyclists, the national park and the areas overlapping its boundaries provide a splendid mix of varied scenic landscapes, an extensive network of roads and peaceful lanes and many cycle-friendly cafés and tea shops. With almost every turn revealing yet another stunning view, the Dales are an ideal area to explore by bike.

Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart is just over 200km long, including some steep climbs and descents. It is described in the book in full, but can also be made into a slightly shorter circular route starting in Harrogate, joining the route in Wharfedale and avoiding the urban section in Leeds.All of routes describes in the book are graded for difficulty as short, medium and long (referring to cycling time) and moderate, hard and challenging (based on the ratio of total climb to overall distance).

The nature of the terrain means there are no easy rides in the Dales, so the routes require certain levels of experience and fitness. With the exception of two, which include very short unsurfaced sections, all routes are on road. Racing, touring and hybrid bikes are fine for the rides described, with the exception of the Vuelta for which a more robust touring or hybrid bike may prove to be a better luggage carrier.
23 graded day routes throughout the Dales
Product Details
PublisherCicerone Press
SeriesCicerone Switzerland
Product TypePaperback
Pages272pp
Dimensions171 x 119 x 14mm
Date2014
Item weight0.29 Kg

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