For the novice cyclist the climb from Silsden to Embsay Moor is quite steep and the bends can be sharp. It’s not a good descent for experts as these dual signings warning of ‘slow’ and ‘max speed of 15mph’ for the sharp switchback show.
Expert cyclists born in Yorkshire will have ridden more miles in the dales than you can imagine. It is a sport that requires extensive training and that means getting miles under your belt. There are numerous young talented cyclists from Yorkshire pedaling towards success. Congratulations to Harry Tanfield who will join Qhubeka Assos at the world tour level next season. Good luck to Burley-in-Wharfedale cyclist Scott Thwaites with his team, NetApp Endura.
Below you can see some of the best Yorkshire cyclists according to other sites but they are a ever increasing list.
It is not only the hills where the dales offer a challenge the weather can also be a bit wet!
so it pays to keep dry!