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Cycling in North Yorkshire's Countryside

Since the Tour de France cycled through our region in 2014, Yorkshire has become one of the world's leading areas for cycling holidays and, with so many exhilarating trails and routes and many winding roads through beautiful countryside to explore, it's easy to see why.

From gentle escapism on sleepy back roads, to cycling challenges tested by the world's elite, this little corner of Yorkshire has some of the best biking in the UK - on and off the road. Experience the exhilaration of the country's finest wild trails, have fun in the biking adventure parks of Dalby Forest or simply free wheel with your family. Ryedale is perfectly designed for cycling of all kinds, in fact it's a local speciality.

Off the Beaten Track

Dalby Forest is one of Britain's best and largest mountain biking centres, with over 45 miles of cycling track across an amazing 8,000 acres of forestry. Dalby forest is home to an international World Cupl Trail and bike skills park. With perfect routes for beginners and families, Dalby forest has something for all levels.

On the Road

Ryedale is fast becoming a favourite destination for those seeking a challenge, with a vast network of cycle friendly roads including the infamous Rosedale Chimney with a 1:3 gradient. The Tour de Yorkshire passed by High Oaks Grange in 2018, and it is very easy to pick up the official route if you see yourself as the next Greg van Avermaet or Yorkshire's own Mark Cavendish.

Gentler cycling can be enjoyed in the valleys of Ryedale and the Howardian Hills, with it's meandering lanes alongside riversides, through ancient farming villages and the parkland paradise of country estates such as Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall. The countryside barely rises above 200m so it is perfect for a gentler pace of cycling.

Cycle Hire

Cycle rental is available at the new Cycle Hub in the North York Moors National Park or Dalby Bike Barn in Dalby Forest - where you'll find routes for beginners as well as more advanced routes

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