Yorkshire cycle routes

The 10 best Yorkshire cycle routes you need to try this year

Looking for something to do this weekend? Get on your bike - literally - and have a go at one of these scenic cycle rides through Yorkshire.

We've rounded up the best cycle rides in Yorkshire for soaking up the very best scenery God's Own Country has to offer. Tour de Yorkshire here you come...

Ranging from short family-friendly paths to more challenging tracks, Dalby Forest has several cycling routes through stunning woods, riggs and valleys.

1. Dalby Forest, 2.5-21.5 miles

Ranging from short family-friendly paths to more challenging tracks, Dalby Forest has several cycling routes through stunning woods, riggs and valleys.
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Start at the Gardeners Arms in Bilton and take this leisurely 3-mile route to Ripley Castle, passing by the impressive seven-arch Nidd viaduct and taking in gorgeous river scenes along the way.

2. Nidderdale Greenway, 3 miles

Start at the Gardeners Arms in Bilton and take this leisurely 3-mile route to Ripley Castle, passing by the impressive seven-arch Nidd viaduct and taking in gorgeous river scenes along the way.
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Starting at the Millennium Green in Riccall, this route is fairly flat and takes you across some lovely farm land. Highlights include York's Rowntree Park and ending at the Minster.

3. Riccall to York, 10 miles

Starting at the Millennium Green in Riccall, this route is fairly flat and takes you across some lovely farm land. Highlights include York's Rowntree Park and ending at the Minster.
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This time beginning in York, the Solar Cycle Route is a great track with a fun twist: you have to try and spot models of all the planets on the way. It's fairly flat and good for families.

4. York Solar Cycle Route (to Selby) 15 miles

This time beginning in York, the Solar Cycle Route is a great track with a fun twist: you have to try and spot models of all the planets on the way. It's fairly flat and good for families.
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