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Weekend Walk: Cow & Calf

Many walkers visit Ilkley Moor’s iconic Cow & Calf (also known as the Hangingstone Rocks) by using one of the network of paths from Ilkley and White Wells.

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Local cyclist Matt Denby tackles the 15% cobbles of Shibden Wall which will feature in the 3rd and final stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Tour de France will be back in Yorkshire, says director

Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has claimed it is a case of “when, not if” the greatest cycling spectacle in the world returns to Yorkshire.

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ASOs Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme, Scott Thwaites, Grace Garner and Sir Gary Verity at the unveiling of the route for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
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Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish in sights of ambitious Tour de Yorkshire chiefs

Tour de Yorkshire organisers hope to lure Tour de France champion Chris Froome to be the headline act of the third staging of the annual race in 2017.

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‘When, not if’: Tour de France will return to Yorkshire, promises director

TOUR DE France director Christian Prudhomme says it is a case of ‘when, not if’ the greatest cycling spectacle in the world returns to Yorkshire.

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Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April.

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Leeds cycle theft hotspots revealed

Leeds cycle theft hotspots revealed

Leeds has been named as the sixth worst UK city for bike thefts.

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All Saints Church, snuggling in Brantingham Dale

Weekend Walk: Brantingham Dale

Brantingham is a peaceful village on Hull’s western outskirts, and the dale with which it shares a name is one of the most tranquil in East Yorkshire.

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Tom Barras NFTO climbs up Scapegoat Hill out of Slaithwaite on the Tour de Yorkshire in 2015.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Barras plea for fresh investors for pro cycling team

Yorkshire cycling veteran Tom Barras is appealing for sponsors to keep his dream of running a professional team alive.

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Extreme cyclist climbs height of Everest for charity

Extreme cyclist climbs height of Everest for charity

A record-breaking cyclist has conquered the equivalent height of Mount Everest to raise money for his friend’s seriously ill child.

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Bradley Wiggins, left, and Mark Cavendish pose with their trophies after winning the six-day race at 't Kuipke velodrome in Ghent, Belgium (Picture: Peter Dejong/AP).

Triumphant Bradley Wiggins back-pedals over leaving stage

Sir Bradley Wiggins insists he is still to make a decision about his future after winning what was expected to be his final event.

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Damflask Reservoir in the Loxley Valley

Weekend Walk: Damflask Reservoir

Damflask is on the northwest side of Sheffield and just within the Peak District National Park.

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YP Comment: Path problems

YP Comment: Path problems

GETTING people out into the countryside for fresh air and exercise has long been a bedrock of Government policy in tackling Britain’s growing obesity problem.

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Weekend Walk: Laneshaw Bridge

Weekend Walk: Laneshaw Bridge

This is one for lovers of Pennine hill country, but in a terrain that’s not nearly as busy with walkers as more familiar routes around Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Holmfirth.

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Do events like the Tour de Yorkshire lead to cyclists ignoring road safety laws?

YP Letters: ‘Lycra louts’ are menace on the roads

From: R Winstanley, Nidd Vale Terrace, Harrogate.

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Picture: Simon Hulme

Weekend Walk: Colsterdale Camp

This is a fine if thought-provoking walk in the 100th anniversary year of The Battle of the Somme.

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Great Britain's (from left to right) Manon Lloyd, Eleanor Dickinson, Emily Nelson and Emily Kay on the podium.

GB teams strike gold in team pursuit at World Cup

Great Britain’s team pursuit squads won gold medals on day one of the Track World Cup in Glasgow, showing the future on the bike is bright despite a tumultuous year off it.

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Tom Pidcock.

Cycling: European Cyclo-Cross glory for Leeds rider Pidcock

Leeds teenager Tom Pidcock was crowned the Junior European Cyclo-Cross Champion after a powerful display of riding at the title race in France yesterday.

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The River Wharfe from Cavendish Pavilion

Weekend Walk: Valley of Desolation

Any place with a name like the Valley of Desolation demands to be visited and, happily, it makes a splendid walk within easy reach of several Yorkshire towns and cities

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Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates with his gold medal following victory in the men's team pursuit final, his fifth Olympic Gold. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Cycling falls under parliament spotlight

British Cycling will be asked to explain the use of therapeutic use exemptions at a parliamentary hearing which could address wider issues in the sport.

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Ben Swift spent seven years at Team Sky but has moved on to fellow World Tour team TJ Sport

Ben Swift quits cocoon of Team Sky for starring role

Ben Swift has revealed he quit Team Sky to focus on his goals in 2017.

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