Cycle routes

There are numerous options from family leisure rides to long distance routes, trail centres and natural off road sections.

The Yorkshire Dales and Moors National Parks have websites with route maps for family rides, one day rides and multi-day rides as well as information on great climbs and other useful information for cycling in the National Parks.

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Harrogate has a comprehensive network of on and off road cycle routes including the Nidderdale Greenway which brings cyclists from Ripley to the centre of Harrogate along a traffic free pathway that was once part of the rail network. To view the maps and download the app visit the Open Harrogate website here

Sustrans can provide information on the many national cycles routes that cross North Yorkshire.

Join in a free weekly bike ride in your local area and find places you never knew existed!

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to improve your riding confidence, with Sky Ride you will be in good company as you will be guided by British Cycling trained ride leaders. If you haven’t used your bike for a while, a ride leader can check it over for you.

Rides vary in levels, from beginners to more experienced cyclists to women’s only rides, so you can pick a ride to suit your skills and enjoyment. Whatever level you choose, you’ll be riding on safe routes, with your ride leaders.

To take part in a local Sky Ride Local, all you need to do is find an event on the Sky Ride website.

For the cyclist in search of a challenge there are numerous on road Sportive here and off road events aimed at a range of abilities. They are a great way to keep fit and enjoy the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.