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6 NIGHTS

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LEVEL 2-3

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400 – 580 KM

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7,000 – 10,000 M

YORKSHIRE CYCLE TOUR

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 by the north sea, a Sunday roast (with Yorkshire pudding!), the best tea in the world on tap and a whole lot of incredible riding.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Robin Hood’s Bay
Bike set up & warm-up loop ride to Whitby, 25 km, 422 m

Day 2:

Ride point to point across the Yorkshire Moors from Robin Hood’s Bay to Harrogate, 127 km, 1,647 m
Ride Highlights: The Yorkshire Moors, Betty’s Tearoom, Harrogate

Day 3:

Ride point to point from Harrogate to Austwick, 75.2 km, 1,116 m
Ride Highlights: The Yorkshire Dales, Peat Lane

Day 4:

A loop ride from Austwick to Buttertubs Pass, 121.6 km, 2,111 m
Ride Highlights: The Ribblehead Viaduct, Buttertubs Pass, Hawes 

Day 5:

Ride point to from Austwick to the Lake District, 96.3 km, 1,800 m
Ride Highlights: Thornton Lane to Deepdale, Lake Windermere, Kendle Mint Cake

Day 6:

Loop ride to the west coast, 137.7 km, 2,594 m
Ride highlights: The Hard Knott pass, Seascale, the Lakes!

Day 7:

Departures from York

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Our Tour of Yorkshire is designed for Advanced riders who love long days in the saddle, mixed with culture & delicious food. The tour is accessible to Intermediate, Level 2 riders though using the support vehicle to shorten rides or choosing our Orbea M20 electric road bike. Guests are invited to take all climbs at their own pace. To best enjoy the tour riders should be comfortable riding 100 kms. Training for the tour is recommended.

NON-RIDERS

This tour is accessible for non-cycling partners to join however be aware of the 3 point to point stages, where non-cycling guests can ride in the support van or take a private transfer to the next location (at additional cost). We’ll work with non-riders ahead of the tour to create their perfect holiday itinerary.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • HARROGATE
  • BUTTERTUBS PASS
  • THE YORKSHIRE DALES
  • THE LAKE DISTRICT
  • RIBBLEHEAD VIADUCT
  • WINDERMERE
  • WHITBY

CATALUNYA TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. Lunch will be enjoyed at our favourite spots along the route or served as a roadside picnic in scenic locations by the support team.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders 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. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • YORKSHIRE HAS GREAT CYCLING PEDIGREE – LIZZIE DEIGNAN, BEN SWIFT, SID BARRAS, BERYL BURTON ALL GREW UP RIDING YORKSHIRE’S TOUGH CLIMBS
  • YORKSHIRE HOSTED THE 2014 TOUR DE FRANCE GRAND DEPART & THE 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER WAS FIRST BRED IN YORKSHIRE IN THE 19TH CENTURY

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

British Food

Enjoy meals and ride nutrition tailored especially for cyclists.

Start the day with a breakfast buffet at the hotel to prepare for a spectacular day in the saddle. Stay fueled all day with ride nutrition from the support vehicle and enjoy food at our favourite lunch stops.

Evening meals are curated to showcase the best of British food and are included in the package.

British Hospitality

Stay in beautiful locations along the route in carefully selected accommodations chosen for their warm hospitality & attention to detail.

Victoria Hotel, Robin Hood’s Bay (1 night)

Arden House, Harrogate (1 night)

The Traddock, Austwick (2 nights)

The Drunken Duck, Windermere (2 nights)

There are 6 nights accommodation included in the tour.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.  

Need a boost? Why not hire our Orbea e-assist road bike, the M20 Gain.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

BASSO ASTRA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Disc brakes
  • 11-32 cassette

BASSO VENTA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Microtech wheels
  • 11-32 cassette

FACTOR O2 VAM

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Black Inc wheels, finishing kit
  • 11-32 cassette

ORBEA M20 GAIN

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  •  Mavic Aksium Elite Disc UST wheelset
  • Ebikemotion X35 25kmh motor

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

2020 Trip Dates

9th – 15th August 2020

Custom & Private Tours available for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,599

Single Supplement €349

Non-Rider €1,599

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Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: The meet point for the tour is at York train station at 12 noon on day 1 of the tour.

End Location: The tour finishes in Barngates. We will provide a transfer to York train station.

We can arrange additional transfers to and from Leeds or Manchester Airports on demand.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 6 nights, boutique accommodation
Food: Full board
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Available at addtional cost

Group Bookings

Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

Our members are used to very high levels of service at our Club on London’s Pall Mall and at our Country Club in Surrey.

Lee and the team at Eat Sleep Cycle delivered an experience which delighted our group.

They went the extra mile to ensure that all aspects of the trip were up the standards we are used to.

Transfers, hotels, bike hire, support vehicle, ride nutrition, guides and bespoke roadside catering were all excellent and delivered the ‘Tour de France’ style experience we were looking for.

John BThe full on 'Tour de France' style Experience we were looking for

I completed the trans Dolomites tour with Eat sleep cycle. The tour was excellent, very well organized and the team were incredibly dedicated and passionate. The routes, food, accommodation was fantastic. The routes encompassed some of the most epics climbs in Europe and scenery was breathtaking. In particular the guides were fantastic and were always there for all needs. Thank you eat sleep cycle for one of the most exhilarating weeks of my life. Highly recommended!

Jessica WPadraic F

We had a guided bike tour with ESC. Everything was brilliant: organisation, great communication before and during the trip, fantastic people, lovely kit. Recommend these guys without hesitation. They are so passionate about what they do, and it shows! Loved it.

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WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

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EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

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You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

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