Tour of Yorkshire

Scheduled

6 nights

Advanced

536 km

9000 m

UK & IrelandTour of Yorkshire

Summary

Ride coast-to-coast through the beautiful English countryside and discover the county that hosted the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ and the 2019 world championships.

Start on the east coast of England in the picturesque village of Robin Hood’s Bay & a gentle spin to the fishing town of Whitby. Ride west from here acorss the Yorkshire Moors to Harrogate, the thiriving host town of the 2019 cycling world championships. From Harrogate ride into the stunning Yorkshire Dales, tackle the Buttertubs Pass, take on the brutal lane to Dent and marvel at the Ribblehead viaduct. Continue west to the Lake District, taste Kendal mint cake, climb the notorious Hard Knott pass & celebrate our coast to coast adventure in Seascale.

There will be craft beer in English pubs, afternoon tea in quintessential English tearooms, fish & chips, pub lunches (includes, pies, roast, Yorkhire puddings), the best tea in the world on tap and a whole lot of incredible riding.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

536 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

UK & Ireland

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

89 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 28 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 3.599

TOUR highlights

Harrogate

Buttertubs Pass

The Yorkshire Dales

The Lake District

Ribblehead Viaduct

Windermere

Whitby

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Yorkshire!

Meet your guide team at York Train Station at 11:00. Transfer together to Robin Hood’s Bay (a 90 min drive). At Victoria Hotel enjoy tea and sandwiches as your guides deliver the welcome briefing. After, check-in and change and meet back to get the bikes set up and head out on the first ride across lush green countryside to Whitby. Enjoy a relaxed evening meal together at the hotel.

EAT

Welcome tea & sandwiches, Evening meal at the hotel

SLEEP

Victoria Hotel

CYCLE

Bike set up & warm-up loop ride to Whitby, 25 km, 422 m

Day 1

Across the Yorkshire Moors to the spa town of Harrogate

Enjoy a wild point to point ride across the Yorkshire Moors from Robin Hood’s Bay to Harrogate. Ride Highlights: The Yorkshire Moors, Betty’s Tearoom, Harrogate

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch en route, Evening meal in the town of Harrogate

SLEEP

Arden House

CYCLE

Harrogate, 127 km, 1,647 m

Day 1

Through the Yorkshire Dales to the village of Austwick

Enjoy a changing landscape from the open Yorkshire Moors to the rolling Yorkshire Dales.

EAT

Breakfast, soup and a sandwich at a traditional English tearoom, evening meal at The Traddock

SLEEP

The Traddock

CYCLE

Harrogate to Austwick, 75.2 km, 1,116 m

Day 1

The Queen Stage: Ribblehead Viaduct and Buttertubs Pass

A spectcular loop modelled on the iconic anual Etape du Dales ride. Our first stop is at Ribblehead Viaduct, an impressive feat of Victorian engineering synonymous with the Dales landscape. After Ribblehead comes a descent to Hawes and the challenging climb to the Buttertubs Pass. The descent leads to the base of the next climb, Cross Top and over to Aysgarth, where a picnic lunch is waiting by the waterfall. The climbing continues with Kidstones, and Malham Tarn. The rest is downhill home! The evening is free from the group. Relax in Austwick and head to the local pub or take a 10 min taxi to the village of Settle.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch at Aysgarth Falls, free evening

SLEEP

The Traddock

CYCLE

Austwick to Buttertubs Pass, 121.6 km, 2,111 m

Day 1

Into the Lake District

Say farewell to the Dales as our journey continues west to the Lake District. Our final climb in Yorkshire is to Deepdale, a stunning little road that goes on to descend through the village of Dent. Lunch is enjoyed in the village of Kendal (stocking up on Kendal Mint Cake is highly advised). After lunch ride through Bowland Bridge to the banks of Lake Windemere. Our final destination for the day lies 20km north in the tiny village of Barngates.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch at a Café in Kendal, evening meal at the Drunken Duck

SLEEP

The Drunken Duck

CYCLE

Austwick to the Lake District, 96.3 km, 1,800 m

Day 1

The Hard Knott Pass, Seascale & Coniston Water

Our final ride takes us west over the steep slopes of the Hard Knott Pass and down to the coastal village of Seascale. In Seascale we'll stop for a picnic and photo by the sea! Home is a tough ride back east - 5 punchy climbs and the picturesque banks of Coniston water are between you and the first, celebratory ale back at the Drunken Duck.

EAT

Breakfast, picnic lunch by the sea, evening meal on the banks of Lake Windemere

SLEEP

The Drunken Duck

CYCLE

Loop ride to the west coast, 89 km, 1,885 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, it is time to depart. A 40 min group transfer departs for Lancaster train station. Book trains after 12 noon.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy small group sizes and professional, personal support all week from your guides & support vehicle.

We work with an industry leading guide to guest ratio – expect up to 4 guests per guide on the trip with guides leading the way on the road and a support vehicle close by at all times.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

Cannondale Synapse

Endurance

A smooth and fast endurance road bike desgined for long, comfortable rides. The Synapse is lightweight, comes with built-in lights for safety and has a Shimano 105 Di2 groupset. Built with a Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 wheelset. 50/34 chainrings 11-34 cassette

Giant Revolt E-Bike

All Road Electric

A versitle drop bar e-bike for road, gravel and mixed terrain adventures. A lightweight aluminium frame, smooth-riding tubeless tyres and a comfortable D-Fuse seatpost give you the ability to ride any road, any route. The 500 W battery delivers long-distance pedalling support and is seamlessly integrated into the frame. The bike is simple to activate - press the on/off button and you're ready to go!

Electric

THE GUIDES

Chris

Chris is from Ireland’s North Coast and now a Girona resident. Chris has been cycling for over 35 years. He enjoys meeting people on the bike and exploring new roads. When not guiding he still enjoys the buzz of competition and training! Very fond of a good espresso!

Louise

Louise is a founding partner and leads the development of our cycling tours & experiences. After graduating from Kings College London with an MA in Theatre & Performance, Louise worked in the sustainability department at the London School of Economics before landing her dream job at Global Action Plan, a charity focused on environmental behaviour change. A love of cycling led to a life change and move to Girona, where Eat Sleep Cycle was born!

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Arrive to Leeds Airport or London Airports, travel by train to York

MEETING POINT

York Train Station

TIME

11:00

DEPARTURE

Lancaster Train Station (book a train after 12 noon)

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Fully supported

ACCOMMODATION

6 nights, Boutique Hotel Accommodations

FOOD

Full board (Breakfast, lunch every day, 5 evening meals)

TRANSFERS

Group transfers included

BIKE RENTAL

Not included - available from local partners on request

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC UK & Ireland

Do not underestimate the beauty of the British and Irish countryside, rich in rolling green hills, dramatic coastlines and quiet back roads that stretch as far as the eye can see. Discover some of the British Isles most stunning scenery and most enjoyable terrain on two wheels, including the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and Robin’s Hood Bay, steeped in beauty and legend. Choose spring, summer and autumn tours for the best riding conditions in the UK and Ireland.

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RESERVATION
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If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

Single Occupancy:  PLUS €869
Tuesday

24 juny 2024

Monday

30 juny 2024

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Thursday

1 juliol 2024

Thursday

7 juliol 2024

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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