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.
Yorkshire: 3 - 6 May 2018
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, including a 2 day womens race.
'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.'
Sir Gary Verity,
Chief Executive Welcome to Yorkshire
Why cycle in
The Yorkshire Dales is one of the
finest landscapes in the country with quality cycling to be had along its
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.
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
Holiday at Home have many luxury
self catering holiday properties 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