This 38 mile route follows the Grand Depart route up and back down the magnificent Upper Wharfedale valley, stretching right up into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The route returns via the stunning Bolton Abbey.
"This ride is a regular favourite for our Club rides, it's relatively flat and takes you up and back one of the most beautiful Yorkshire dales" Skipton Cycling Club Chair.
This route is 80 miles & follows much of the Tour de France stage 1 taking you over 3 climbs and along 6 dales. From the head of Wharfedale the route goes over Kidstones, the first official climb of the 2014 Tour de France. It continues along the Stage 1 route, returning to Skipton via the impressive Ribblehead viaduct, the quaint market town of Settle and the lovely Malhamdale.
Enter as a Team and ride with family, friends or work mates. Skipton Cycling Club has approval from British Cycling to run a team element to our ride. Teams of 5 can enter and then we will publish a set of team results based upon the teams' average riding speed. It's not a race but a list of team average speeds. Please complete the Team Entry form or email us for a copy of the group entry form