Training : : Back to the Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire DalesI am back training in the Yorkshire Dales this weekend.  It’s always a bit of a treat as its some of the finest landscape in the country, with marvellous limestone formations contrasting with the heather clad moorlands and dry stone walls.  Lots of hilly route options and unpredictable weather can make for some perfect cycling to push outside of the comfort zone.

Ballistic hills, ice rain and headwind all combined for some challenging riding.

Route; Ilkley-Grassington-Malham-Hetton-Burnsall-Ilkley.

Highlight; Darnbrook Fell

Training : : Yorkshire Dales Ribblehead Loop

Yorkshire Dales Ribblehead

Training in Yorkshire is always challenging but pleasantly rewarding.  In the face of tough climbing the weather can turn at a moments notice a challenging ride into a seemingly impossible one.  This Yorkshire Dales Ribblehead Route is a good challenge and rewarding with epic scenery my favourite being the twisty down hills into Settle.

Wet and muddy with a puncture thrown in for good ‘getting mucky’ measure.