The hospitality and friendliness of Northern folk is well-known, especially within Yorkshire, and at no point is it more welcome than at the end of an exhausting cycle. Whether you spend the last five miles day dreaming of a hearty dinner, a sizeable cake or a beautifully cold pint of something local, Yorkshire is certain to deliver.
With pub gardens a plenty, spend summer evenings with your tired legs stretched out before you and enjoying the views. Debs from Yorkshire True Grit believes the high quality local fare is what helps to draw people to the county:
“Every good ride features a cafe and we're blessed with many fine cafes in North Yorkshire - lots of which are cyclist friendly such as the Yorkshire Cycle Hub in Fryup Dale and High Paradise Farm tea room at Boltby.
“All good rides finish with a beer and there's plenty of micro-breweries crafting some fine ales - such as Helmsley Brewery and Cropton Brewery.”
So whether you are an amateur looking to test your tyres on a more challenging terrain, or a professional looking to get off the roads and on to the stunning moors, Yorkshire has a lot to offer every cyclist. Even if you do not cycle yourself, visiting the county while a cycling event is taking place is enough to inspire those with the strongest aversion to lycra.
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