Join Peter Kettle as he takes on a trip through the Yorkshire Dales.
In this collection, Pete’s added two Official UK Climbs to our ever-growing list.
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Starting in Reeth, ride eastwards along the sometimes steeply rolling Swaledale before tackling the mighty Buttertubs pass (Official Climbs #49). Admire the views over vertiginous dip on your left hand side after the first crest on Buttertubs; this is a brief opportunity for you to rest your legs before the final climb to the summit. Then keep going up until you reach the cattle grid. "I do love an early morning ride, Mr Bond". "Well, I'm an early riser myself".More Info
Starting in lower Swaledale, climb very gently towards Grinton and then to Reeth where the hard work really starts, bearing right to follow the steeply rolling Arkengarthdale up to the start of The Stang (Official Climbs #57). Rest your legs and enjoy the scenery and wandering sheep at half-way, but get ready for the long double-barrelled push to the top. When you finally reach the summit, you will cross the county boundary between Richmondshire and County Durham on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. "Is anything ze matter, Mr Bond?" "Just a slight stiffness coming on".More Info
A rolling loop through Studley Royal Water Garden and Deer Park in Yorkshire. A mixture of quiet country roads, private lanes, and a bumpy farmyard track wind through some pretty villages and hamlets in this Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty. It's early morning and the deer are still sleeping; look out for two herds on your left hand side just after entering the park.More Info
Not quite downhill all the way on the return to Reeth from the top of The Stang. But at least you won't have to second-guess the intentions of the sheep standing in the middle of the road. "Do you like going down, Mr Bond?"More Info
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