This week, Jon Clifton takes us on a fun tour around Yorkshire, Wales and Leicestershire. 

He’s captured some great Official Climbs of the region whilst showing off the varied and unique riding the UK has on offer.

For those of you looking for a stunning, easy, recovery ride, make sure you check out Leicestershire Wolds. Blue skies, summer flowers and quaint laneways make it a real delight. 

You can find all these rides under NEW in the FulGaz App. 

Llyn Peninsula Abersoch

We start this ride at the Post Office in the small village of Tudweiliog on one of the hottest days in summer where temperatures reach 31c and head along picturesque and remote lanes towards Aberdaron which sits at the tip of the peninsula, from here we climb Rhiw where views of the sandy beaches at Porth Neigwl are seen on the way down. We finish the ride at the jetty in Abersoch.

38.56KM
DISTANCE
1:42:45
DURATION
532M
ELEVATION

Llyn Peninsula Criccieth

Starting at the small pier at Trefor on the northern shores of the Llyn Peninsula, we soon hit the slopes of Yr Eifl with 17% gradients is a beautiful climb where at the top you find yourself amongst heather in flower and spectacular views looking along the entire Lyn Peninsula as you descend through Llithfaen, Pistyll and onto Nefyn.

 39.42KM
 DISTANCE
1:59:23
DURATION
696M
ELEVATION

Leicestershire Wolds

Our ride today takes us through the Leicestershire Wolds starting in the tiny hamlet of Saxelbye heading out along the lanes which are full with the white flowers of cow parsley. We pass through the villages of Grimston, Willoughby-in-the-Wolds, Wysall and East Leake before dropping off the wolds to finish our ride on the river at Normanton-on-Soar.

  24.25KM
  DISTANCE
53:12
DURATION
197M
ELEVATION

Birkdale

Starting at Keld in Upper Swaldale and soon picking up the River Swale at the turning to Tan Hill, we wind our way through Birkdale. Once entering Cumbria and dropping into Kirkby Stephen the landscape changes dramatically as we then head through the lush Eden Valley where the hay harvest is in full swing. We continue to our finish point at Appleby-in-Westmorland on the River Eden.

  33.35KM
  DISTANCE
1:24:22
DURATION
549M
ELEVATION

Fleet Moss (OC-50)

Starting at the small pier at Trefor on the northern shores of the Llyn Peninsula, we soon hit the slopes of Yr Eifl (the ‘Rivals’ in English) which surprisingly is not on the official list of the UK National Hill Climbs and with 17% gradients is a beautiful climb where at the top you find yourself amongst heather in flower and spectacular views looking along the entire Lyn Peninsula.

  39.42KM
  DISTANCE
1:59:23
DURATION
696M
ELEVATION