Tour de Yorkshire 2017 passes through Skipton
Yorkshire – the cycling capital of the UK
If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that here at the Rendezvous we’re huge fans of cycling in Yorkshire! As we’re sure most Yorkshire folk would agree, you’d have to have been living on Mars last weekend to not have heard about Tour de Yorkshire 2017! Skipton was lucky enough to once again be part of the action when Stage 3 passed through the town on Sunday and if you watched the race, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Yorkshire has become something of a cycling hub and this obsession with two-wheeled transport seems to have been kick-started by the part the county played in the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France. Widely acknowledged as a huge success, hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France has led to Yorkshire becoming (as if it wasn’t already!) one of the best places in UK to get out and about on two wheels.
Now whether you like nothing more than a gentle cycle along rolling country lanes, or prefer to challenge yourself by tackling some of the Yorkshire’s legendary hill climbs, this part of the world has something to offer cyclists of all levels of skill and experience. Here at the Rendezvous we’re incredibly proud of our superb location on banks of the Skipton Canal and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and it’s this close proximity to some of the best cycling Yorkshire has to offer which has help to make us one of the most popular Yorkshire Dales hotels for cyclists.
Cycle friendly accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales
We offer guests the benefits of our cycle-friendly accommodation which includes secure bike storage, provision of hydration/energy supplements before a ride and packed lunches made to order, whilst road recovery can be arranged at extra cost. All of our guests have full access to our leisure facilities – a great way to unwind after a long day in the saddle – and our restaurant offers a wide range of delicious, home-cooked meals made from locally sourced ingredients.
Our cycle-friendly accommodation is available to cycling groups or individual travellers and if you’d like to find out more, or to make a reservation, why not get in touch today? We’d love to hear from you!