Ride the Yorkshire Dales now!

With the 2019 Worlds just around the corner, the Dales roads are very much open again (mostly) and so is one of our favourite cafe-cum-bike shops!

RussellBurton_20190724_2DX9128_web

Just a week after we visited the Yorkshire Dales to ride for ourselves some sections of the Yorkshire 2019 UCI World Championships course, the area was in the news for the devastating effects of a flash summer flood. The picturesque bridge at Grinton Moor, below, was washed away and towns and villages were hit by several feet of floodwater.

Advertisement
RussellBurton_20190724_2DX8592_web

Folk in the area are nowt if not resilient, though, and with a temporary bridge due to be built in time for the Worlds the roads in the surrounding National Park are once again a road cyclist’s playground.

Even better, our friends at the Dales Bike Centre – despite being at the heart of the ‘action’ – are also open for business, so all your coffee, cake, bike spares and accommodation cares are taken care of. “The freak flooding we experienced was shocking,” owner Stu Price told us.  “We have faired okay, we’ve  cleaned up and been open again for a while now but there’s still stuff to sort out.”

RussellBurton_20190725_2DX0120_web

If you’ve been meaning to ride the Worlds roads and are staying away after the recent news, our advise is to delay no more – they’re only going to get busier as the event (22-29 September) gets ever closer.

Advertisement

To subscribe head to our subs site now.