Cycling holidays and guided rides
Looking for someone with the inside track on the best singletrack, downhills, trails or roads, or to show you the ropes? Contact one of these great local operators for cycling holidays, road rides, guided mountain bike trails, shop rides, group outings and skills courses.
Big Bear Bikes (BBB), based in Pickering, with free parking at the rear, offers guiding on 2-3 hour easy loops to full day epics, as well as skills instruction.
Self-led and social guided rides exploring the North York Moors' magnificent landscape. Experience wild and majestic moorland routes from Urra to Wheeldale or enjoy laid-back rides through rolling green hills and villages. Relaxed biking holidays, with accommodation in their own detached self-catering cottage.
T: 01723 366081
Guided mountain biking, skills and maintenance courses with a qualified Mountain Bike Leader, 1:1 tuition a specialty, monthly evening rides and mountain bike retreats exploring mountain biking and spirituality, time to ride, relax, reflect and recharge.
Dalby Bike Barn, the official bike hire operator for the Forestry Commission in Dalby Forest, offers a full range of CTC approved maintenance, coaching and skills courses, including women only options, bike hire, guided rides. Tuesday evenings are their free shop social ride, probably the biggest social ride in the country, with four-five different groups depending on ability; just pay for the grub at the end (optional).
Based near Scarborough, ESD Bikes is a specialist bike shop that also offers an 'Intro to bike packing' - a two day guided trip around the North York Moors.
MTB holidays based in Pickering, with amazing riding in the National Park, including Dalby Forest. They offer tailormade guided bike holidays and skills instruction sessions, with accommodation in their own B&B and plenty of local knowledge.
Lost Earth Adventures
T: 01904 500094
Based in York, offers guiding and fun group mountain biking days out in the North York Moors for anyone to join, and private outings too.
Shop social rides every Wednesday evening, starting from this new bike shop based in Malton's market square and riding in several groups to suit different abilities.
Provides cycle guiding and skills development for all riders. MTB training from beginner through to MIAS instructor training; road ride guiding and training from Bikeability to multi-day trips. MIAS 3 and NSI qualified instruction. Explore beyond the trail centres across the North York Moors. Bespoke packages a speciality.
Scoot Cycling Holidays
T: 01904 720003
Based in York, offers fully supported cycling holidays, including NEW for 2016 'Pedal And Ride', a 3-day adventure combining cycling through the North York Moors' dales and coast with a trip on the heritage steam train. They also organise a trip taking in Helmsley and Castle Howard.
Based at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, with direct access to bridleway trails, minor roads and off-road routes, providing guided rides, bespoke days, and women only courses.
Mountain bike coaching skills especially for women, with coach Karen Van Meerbeeck, former National Champion and top professional mountain biker, based in the heart of the North York Moors. Kids' mountain bike skills sessions available too.
Yorkshire Mountain Biking
T: 07590 520368
Based on the edge of the North York Moors and Howardian Hills, guided rides, instruction and holidays for all abilities, including a three-day Moor to Sea route; mountain bike sales and bike servicing too.
Bike friendly bases
If you're looking to make a longer stay of it and bringing your own bike, CTC's Cyclist Welcome scheme lists 100 bike friendly places in North Yorkshire.
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