Mountain Biking

Using Bedale as a base you’re in perfect reach of some of the most demanding mountain biking routes in the world. Dalby Forest, home to the 2011 World Cup, is a must for all enthusiasts. The challenging course is open for all expert riders to have a go.dalby-xc-course-lo

Dalby’s not just for the experts – its great network of trails is perfect for those trying mountain biking for the first time. Dalby Forest’s great facilities and a number of circular routes of 2 to 12 miles make this an ideal location for all the family. For younger riders, there are easier rides such as the Ellersway Family Cycle Route, a two mile trail. As well as easy-going green and blue trails for novice mountain bikers, there are challenging red runs and – for the experts – ultra-tough black runs. Cycle hire is available on site while there’s a number of places offering guided rides so you can get straight to the best trails.

If you’re looking to try something a bit longer then The Moor to Sea Cycle Trail is an ideal first cycle tour. More than 100 miles of waymarked cycling through the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors, from wide sweeps of open heather moorland to the breathtaking Heritage Coast.

Five Day Tour of the Dales – The route takes in some of the best mountain biking the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, riding all manner of terrain, exploring some real back country trails and taking in the most amazing views. It’s mostly off road with a number of big climbs on each day and riders should be pretty fit and experienced.

Road Cycling

Road cycling in the UK has never been more popular and with the 2014 Tour de France set to start in Yorkshire even more are set to get out on the roads.  Bedale is the perfect location to enjoy many of the circular road routes around the area.  Wheather you want to take in the countryside at a leasuirley pace or11141|000007d13|3777_etapedudales3 test your self on the upcoming Tore de France route, there;s something for all levels of experience.    Tour de France Yorkshire have put together 4 challenging routes to test yourself on.

For more on cycling routes and downloadable maps, take a look at Welcome to Yorkshire.

Coming up


Tour de Yorkshire – Bedale hosts the finish of stage 1 of the women’s race and stage 2 of the men’s race on 3 May. The actual finish will be near to the pedestrian crossing after a sprint from Burneston.  More details to follow as plans develop. 19 April Middleham Stables Open Day  16 April-14 July Himalayan […]

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