October, 2016

Tour De Yorkshire

October 26th, 2016   |   Posted in Tour De Yorkshire   |   No Comments

The six towns that will host start and finish events during the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race have been named.

Racing will begin or end in Bradford, Bridlington, Harrogate, Scarborough, Sheffield and Tadcaster in the three-day event from 28-30 April next year.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “I’m delighted the race will visit all four corners of the county.”

This year’s Tour de Yorkshire attracted about two million spectators.

An estimated 1.5 million lined the roads for the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire in 2015 which followed in the slipstream of the county’s successful Tour de France Grand Depart event in 2014.

Frenchman Thomas Voeckler won this year’s event, snatching victory in a sprint finish on the final stage in Scarborough.

The county’s reputation as a top global cycling venue was cemented earlier this month with the news that it will host the 2019 Road World Championships – the first time the race will have come to Britain in 37 years.

“The world’s best cyclists will be using the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire as a first dress rehearsal for that and we’re planning a course that will challenge and impress them in equal measure,” said Sir Gary.

The leader of North Yorkshire County Council, Carl Les, said: “As we know these events have strengthened the county’s economy and given a huge boost for our tourism industries.

“This race will benefit all the host towns and their surrounding areas, particularly giving Tadcaster a boost in its recovery from the devastating floods of last December.

“It will be a great opportunity to see pictures of the rebuilt Tadcaster Bridge in the television coverage.”

Scarborough Council leader Derek Bastiman said: “The race organisers obviously can’t get enough of the Yorkshire coast with both Scarborough and our neighbours Bridlington featuring in the start-finish line up. This level of recognition is brilliant for our part of the county.”

The full 2017 race route – including exact start and finish locations and the distance and profile of the race – will be unveiled in December.

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BBC. (2016). Tour de Yorkshire host towns unveiled. Available: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37759789. Last accessed 26th October 2016.

Fireworks for Sale!

October 25th, 2016   |   Posted in Uncategorized   |   No Comments

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Cycle Route – 4th October 2016

October 4th, 2016   |   Posted in Weekly Cycle Route   |   No Comments

Swaledale and Arkengarthdale

28 Miles

Medium

Ascent:  2333ft

Map

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Elevation

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You can view an online map of this route here.

  1. This ride incorporates a stretch of one of them (the B6270 from Thwaite to Reeth) and is quite hard work too which will give you a further frisson of what the riders will be experiencing.
  2. The outward leg of the journey through Arkengarthdale is Yorkshire at its wildest, the moors stretching out to the north like a swelling sea with as many hues of brown as there are blues in the ocean.
  3. Progress is slow but, after the Tan Hill Inn, the cycling is easier, starting with a thrilling downhill plunge with switchbacks more usually encountered on a mountain bike trail. Ride 9 – Wharncliffe Wood
  4. Thereafter you follow the road in the bottom of the valley through a succession of quintessential Dales villages: Keld, Thwaite, Muker, Gunnerside, Low Row and finally back to Reeth. Completing this route without at least one stop at a pub or café along the way is near impossible.