Bike Route: From the city to the countryside

One of the things I’ve always loved about Leeds is the fact that while it houses everything you could ever wish for in a city, you can be out in beautiful rolling countryside in no time at all. As such, I started this week’s ride at the railway station and was soon tackling a really nice, varied loop skirting the West and North Yorkshire border.

Britain's Geraint Thomas of Team Sky (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Nick Westby: Geraint Thomas robbed of chance to prove his grand tour credentials

The evolution of Geraint Thomas as a Grand Tour contender would have been an interesting narrative to follow over the coming fortnight.

Bike Route: Hills are back with a vengeance

Bike Route: Hills are back with a vengeance

After taking a flat route last week I made sure the climbs were back with a vengeance this time around as I took on one of my favourite rides into the heart of Brontë Country. It’s a 57km (35 mile) loop which starts and finishes in Haworth and takes a very brief sojourn into Lancashire before dropping into Hebden Bridge and back over Oxenhope Moor.

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Bike Route: It’s a flat one, but what a picture

I sincerely hope everyone enjoyed last week’s Tour de Yorkshire and our race has inspired readers across the county to get on their bikes!

Launch of West Yorkshire Police Safe Pass Cycling Scheme, at Bramhope, Leeds..PC Tom Allen showing the safe distance to car.3rd May 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds drivers warned: Cyclist you’re overtaking could be undercover officer

Motorists in Leeds have been warned to be on the look-out for cyclists in case one turns out to be an undercover police officer filming their driving.

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YP Comment: Cyclists v cars

YP Comment: Cyclists v cars

THE fact that seven cyclists were killed in West Yorkshire last year more than justifies the police’s decision to use undercover officers to identify, and then educate, those motorists whose ignorance and carelessness continues to endanger the lives of other road users.

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020517  Cyclists arriving  at the  Pavilions of Harrogate , where a celebration of Mike Hall's life  was held.

‘Incredible legacy’ of Yorkshire cyclist killed by car in Australia

Hundreds of lycra-clad cyclists from across the UK gathered today to celebrate the life of an inspirational British endurance rider who died after being hit by a car during a race across Australia.

Scott Thwaites of Dimension Data, Ian Stannard of Team Sky and Adam Blythe of Aqua Blue Sport  at the press conference on the eve of the  2017 Tour de Yorkshire at the National Railway Museum. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Millions of reasons why the Tour de Yorkshire should be extended

Two of Yorkshire’s leading cyclists have joined the growing clamour for the Tour de Yorkshire to be extended into a fourth day.

Team Dimension Data's Serge Pauwels (right) wins Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire. (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

Tour de Yorkshire: Unheralded Belgian vindicated as Yorkshire impresses in spotlight

Belgian Serge Pauwels, a Grand Tour domestique for Dimension Data, broke clear over the final climbs into Sheffield to take overall victory on another uplifting weekend at the Tour de Yorkshire.

The Peloton passes through Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales on the last leg of the race from Bradford to Sheffield. Picture: Tony Johnson

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Photos and videos from Stage 3

The Tour de Yorkshire peloton headed from Bradford to Sheffield on the final day of this year's race.
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Team Dimension Data's Serge Pauwels (left) wins Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire as team-mate Omar Fraile (right) finishes second.

Tour de Yorkshire: Belgian breaks to victory in Sheffield

Belgian Serge Pauwels, a Grand Tour domestique for Dimension Data, broke clear over the final climbs into Sheffield to take overall victory at the Tour de Yorkshire.

Tour de Yorkshire 2017 (Stage 3), Birstall. Photographer: Andrew Bellis

Birstall shines during Tour de Yorkshire as community bounces back from darkest day

SWATHES of spectators lined the streets of Birstall for the Tour’s final stage to shine a positive light on the town, less than a year on from its darkest day.

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Harrogate memorial service for cyclist killed in Australia race

An inspirational British endurance cyclist who died after he was hit by a car during a race across Australia will be remembered this week.

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Boels Dolmans' Lizzie Deignan celebrates with her team-mate after winning the race. (Picture:

Tour de Yorkshire: Hometown heroine Lizzie Deignan breaks clear to deliver fairytale ending

IT was what the thousands of spectators lining the roadside had come out to see.

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Local rider Harry Tanfield, from North Yorkshire won the Tour de Yorkshire's Digital Jersey for being the "most active" rider on day two of the race. (Picture: James Hardisty).

Tour de Yorkshire: Active Harry Tanfield earns acclaim of local crowd

WHEN THE opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France finished in Harrogate, North Yorkshire rider Harry Tanfield watched from the crowd.


VIDEO: Jubilant crowds roar Tour de Yorkshire through Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge welcomed crowds from across Yorkshire to share its time in the cycling world’s spotlight on Saturday.

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Lori and Tony Handley outside the famous spotty house!

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: Crowds savour party atmosphere in Knaresborough

A wave of yellow and blue welcomed the Tour de Yorkshire to Knaresborough,where community efforts helped craft an all day showcase of the town to mark the historic event.

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As it happened: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Tadcaster - Harrogate

As it happened: Tour de Yorkshire 2017 Tadcaster - Harrogate

Nacer Bouhanni won the second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, crossing the finish line in first place on Harrogate’s iconic Parliament Street.

Riders along the Tour de Yorkshire route

Tour de Yorkshire: Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni sprints to stage two victory in Harrogate

FRENCHMAN Nacer Bouhanni won Saturday’s second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, but it was also a great day for local hero Harry Tanfield.

VIDEO: Tour de Yorkshire arrives in Harrogate

The Tour de Yorkshire rolled into Harrogate today with a grandstand finish along the town's iconic Parliament Street.

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