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Weekend Walk: Crimple and Follifoot

This walk through countryside on the south-east side of Harrogate is centred on the lovely Crimple Valley, which follows the course of Crimple Beck (alternatively known as the River Crimple).

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The Browlee brothers Jonathan (left) and Alistair at the start of the work  on a �5m University of Leeds sports development that will enhance facilities for cycling and triathlon in the region.

State-of-the-art Leeds triathlon base named after Brownlee brothers

A new £5m triathlon training base in Leeds opening this year is to be named after the city’s all-conquering Olympic heroes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee.

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Looking up the Aire Valley from the route to Rodley Nature Reserve

Weekend Walk: Kirkstall Forge & Bramley Fall Wood

The new Kirkstall Forge station was opened in June 2016 (there was a previous station here from 1860-1905), and being about eight minutes from the centre of Leeds it provides an excellent way to quickly access some remarkably good countryside.

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Junior World and European cyclo-cross champion 17-year-old Tom Pidcock at his home in Roundhay. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Interview: Tom Pidcock has set wheels in motion on road to glory

Leeds teenager Tom Pidcock won the triple crown of British, European and World titles in junior cyclo-cross this past season. He spoke to Lee Sobot about his ambitions for similar success in the senior ranks.

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ABC superstar Martin Fry will headline this year's Eroica Britannia cycling festival - then join family and fans on their bikes in the Peak District.

Eroica Britannia cycling festival steps up a gear with ABC's Martin Fry and DJ Norman Jay

Poison Arrow hitmaker Martin Fry is on target to join thousands of fans on a bike ride after he headlines a retro cycling festival weekend in the Peak District.

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Looking back on Mirfield

Weekend Walk: Mirfield & Whitley Circular

Despite being at the heart of West Yorkshire’s M62 belt this is a highly satisfying walk in countryside that seems far removed from its built-up surroundings.

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Thomas Voeckler winning in 2016

French cycling star to headline Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire organisers have confirmed their first star rider for the 2017 race.

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Looking across Kingsdale to Whernside

Weekend Walk: Turbary Road & Kingsdale

Kingsdale is unknown to many lovers of the Yorkshire Dales despite having a very appealing c.v.

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Leeds's Katy Marchant (Picture: David Davies/PA).

Marchant forced to sit out Manchester event

Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant is to relinquish her four national titles this weekend after being forced to withdraw from the British Track Championships in Manchester with a knee injury.

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Silsden and the edge of Rombalds.

Weekend Walk: Silsden Circular

This is a pleasant walk on the north side of the Aire Valley between Keighley and Skipton.

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Hull Pot

Penyghent from Horton Scar Lane

Weekend Walk: Hull Pot

In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks area, this route is good for those days when a planned ascent of Penyghent is abandoned because of deteriorating visibility.

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Team Sky's principal Sir Dave Brailsford (Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire).

Sir Dave Brailsford bites back over UKAD chairman’s comments

Under-pressure Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford has criticised the chairman of UK Anti-Doping for undermining the ongoing investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in cycling.

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Tom Pidcock (Oldfield/ Paul Milnes Cycles ERT) celebrates winning the Junior Men's Race.

Top gear: How Yorkshire riders took the medals at National Cycle-Cross in Bradford

Yorkshire riders secured a host of medals as Bradford hosted the National Cyclo-Cross Championships over the weekend.

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Robin Hood's Bay Maw Wyke Walk  Robin Hoods Bay and the headland of Ness Point.

Weekend Walk: Robin Hoods Bay & Maw Wyke

Two good paths run out of Robin Hood’s Bay to provide great circular walks: the Cleveland Way national trail and the old Scarborough Whitby railway line, now a walking and cycling route known as the Cinder Track.

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Lizzie Armitstead . Picture: Chris Etchells

State of the Nation - Cycling: Taking the positives despite the dark clouds that still hover

Four years have passed since the day that shook the cycling world – when the enormous scale of the Lance Armstrong lie was exposed.

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Slaithwaite  Looking back across Slaithwaite.

Weekend Walk: Slaithwaite Circular

This is a lovely walk at any time of year but especially so on a crisp winter’s day.

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Margaret Atherden explores Nidderdale with her faithful companion Bertie for a new book on winter walks in North Yorokshire.

Walking guide to county that’s a real breath of fresh winter air

Keen walker Margaret Atherden realised there were no guides to winter walks in North Yorkshire, so she decided to write one. Catherine Scott reports

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Kadeena Cox, who is taking part in The Jump

Leeds Paralympic champion loses sports funding during stint on reality show

Leeds’s Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox has had her elite UK Sports funding suspended while she takes part in a reality TV show.

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Starting the Golden Ticket journey at the Australian Open in Melbourne in January.

Golden Ticket: Bags are packed and ready for an indulgent final tour of duty

If you had a golden ticket to one sporting event per month across the globe, where would you go? Nick Westby takes us on a journey.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from professional cycling in a statement. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Nick Westby: Sir Bradley Wiggins – the trailblazer who led British cycling into an unprecedented era of dominance

Sir Bradley Wiggins has called time on one of the most glorious careers in British sport.

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