Yorkshire shot to fame in 2014 when the region hosted the first two stages of the world’s most prestigious cycling race – the Tour de France. UK cycling fans rejoiced as this was Yorkshire’s chance to shine on the world stage and it did not disappoint… More than 1 million people turned out to watch at the roadside, royalty started the race, the Red Arrows made an appearance, the sun shone and the racing action came thick and fast from the start.
After this success, the Tour de Yorkshire was launched in 2015 and is now regarded as one of the biggest and best supported races in the UK.
This year, the Tour de Yorkshire will be bigger and better than ever before – attracting many big-name riders showcasing even more glorious Yorkshire countryside over 4 fantastic days. This includes a 2-day women’s race. It has 4 stages;
Stage 1 – Beverley to Doncaster
Stage 2 – Barnsley to Ilkley
Stage 3 – Richmond to Scarborough
Stage 4 – Halifax to Leeds
Find the route: https://letour.yorkshire.com/
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says:
‘We will see some of the very best cyclists in the world competing on Yorkshire’s roads to become the next champions. We will see female cyclists given complete parity with the men. We will see hundreds of journalists from across the globe descending on Yorkshire to not only report on the thrilling racing but also the incredible crowds and atmosphere the race attracts. And that’s where that positive beacon shines high and bright.’
The Yorkshire Dales is one of the finest landscapes in the country with quality cycling to be had along a seemingly endless network of quiet country lanes and dramatic climbs over the wild dales, with barely a flat road to ride.
The whole area provides fabulous cycling opportunities for all from gentle routes in the valleys to some challenging climbs over the moorland that separates them. From the wild and remote northern Dales to the rolling farmland in the east, the cycling is always memorable for the fantastic scenery and beautiful villages along the way.
Find your route: https://cyclethedales.org.uk/
Whether you’re a keen cyclist or enjoy the occasional bike ride at the weekend, Yorkshire is the perfect destination for a cycling holiday to suit every ability. Cycling is green, cycling is healthy and everybody is at it.
There are many routes for all abilities around North Yorkshire, including the Tour de France Special Edition routes that they used back in 2014 as well as plenty to do and see on route with plenty of magnificent scenery and lots of pubs and cafes to stop off for a well-deserved piece of cake or a pint of locally brewed beer.
Holiday at Home has many self-catering luxury cottages and lakeside lodges to stay in across North Yorkshire; the ideal destination for any cycling holiday. Bikes are also available to hire complimentary at some of the properties if you want to give it a go when you arrive!
Feeling inspired by the Yorkshire UCI Cycling Championships? We too have been inspired to go out exploring and brush off the cobwebs on the old bike. As your local guide, here are some fantastic routes for the mountain biker and road racer around the North York Moors, plus the top 3 nearby properties.
Yorkshire as a whole and Richmondshire are bursting full of events over the Early May Bank Holiday, starting with the Tour De Yorkshire!
Discover our stunning collection of Yorkshire holiday cottages, the perfect place for your next luxury escape. With a range of sizes, styles, and locations around God's own county including the Yorkshire Dales, find the luxury self-catering holiday for you.
A large luxury four-bedroom house near Richmond, North Yorkshire. This family friendly country escape has a games room, hot tub, stylish interiors, and electric car charging.
Percy lodge is a three-bedroom stylish lodge at Brompton Lakes. There is a private log burning hot tub in the garden, which can be used all year round. Percy is light and spacious, and perfect for groups or a family looking for a dog-friendly luxury lodge with a hot tub in North Yorkshire.
A charming three bedroom, dog-friendly holiday cottage with an idyllic garden, hot tub and a cosy living room at Sun Hill Farm; a well-known racehorse training establishment near Leyburn, North Yorkshire.
The Penthouse is a high-end apartment with the most amazing river views in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Enjoy the large wraparound balcony and cosy living area in this one-bedroom luxury holiday home at Darcy Mews, by the River Swale and Richmond Falls. It is an ideal romantic holiday for couples.
Henry is a four-bedroom luxury Yorkshire holiday cottage with a hot tub. Set in two acres of grounds at Holly House Farm, Henry is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and a short drive to the market town of Richmond.