Guidebook to cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. Includes 23 day rides for bases such as Grassington, Ingleton, Settle, Hawes and Sedbergh, plus a six-stage 190mile circuit tour: La Vuelta a Dales - perfect for a week-long cycling adventure. Stage 1 of 2014's Tour de France is also described (128 miles:Leeds to Harogate) for those looking for a shorter challenge.
The Yorkshire Dales boast a splendid mix of varied scenic landscapes, an extensive road network and cycle friendly cafes and tea shops. There are no big towns in or close to the area and traffic tends to be light. The nature of the terrain however means that there are no 'easy' routes.