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YVT Guide to the best places to watch Day 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017

​We know most of these roads and have also cycled the route in April to bring you our super special guide to watching Day 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire, just download the following Pdf file

YVT guide Tour de Yorkshire 2017
YVT guide Tour de Yorkshire 2017

New Partner for YVT

We’re excited to announce that we’re partnering up with OTE Sports and they will be providing our on ride nutrition in 2017

OTE on a ride
OTE on a ride

Charity Social Ride Saturday 22nd April

Two Ilkley based cycling businesses are coming together in April to host a charity ride in aid of Child Bereavement UK. The 40 mile road ride, titled The Three Hill Thriller, is being hosted by Yorkshire Velo Tours and The Commute Coffee House and Bicycle Workshop and comprises a loop taking in 3 notorious hills in North Yorkshire; Norwood Edge, Hartwith Bank and Nought Bank.

The ride is very much a social ride open to all levels of cyclist, although, be warned, there are some steep gradients to challenge the legs!

The ride takes place on Saturday 22nd April and starts and finishes at The Commute in Ilkley. Entry is £5 with all proceeds going to Child Bereavement UK. Enter on-line HERE or in person at The Commute, 20 Leeds Road. Places limited to 100.

Guide to road cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Our guide to road cycling in the Yorkshire Dales has just been published on the Timeoutdoors website, take a look…

Road cycling guide

YVT Jerseys Out Now!

Our team jerseys were designed in Yorkshire and manufactured in England and are available at a cost of £50 (inc P&P). We think they’re pretty darn stylish! Please get in touch if you would like to order one

Video of our first CycleSaturday, the Bronte Cobbled Classic 21st May 2016

Article by the London Evening Standard on cycling in Yorkshire and YVT, April 2016

“Stunning views of both Wharfedale and Nidderdale and a warm glow of satisfaction inside”

“I know I’ll be aching the next day, but it’s a terrific way to spend a morning”

“Ilkley has no shortage of good pubs and restaurants”

“It’s an inviting prospect. For £195, Londoners can enjoy a weekend’s cycling led by an experienced member of Charles’ enthusiastic and friendly team – with full mechanical back-up in the event of any technical problems”

Read the full article

Ride out to watch the Tour de Yorkshire crest Greenhow Hill

On Friday 29th April some of our ride leaders will be riding out from Ilkley to watch the riders summit the Cote de Greenhow Hill, the only categorised climb on day 1 of the race. We will be meeting at the Wheatley Arms at 1pm ready to set off shortly after. There will be a support vehicle which will drive to near the top of Greenhow Hill, so you can deposit some extra clothing etc in the vehicle to put on to watch the race, which is due to arrive around 3pm.

After the race has passed and the road is open, we shall then cycle part of the route towards Grassington and then head back via the Wharfe Valley. Route total distance is 35 miles returning to the Wheatley Arms (16miles to Greenhow Hill from the start in Ilkley). Off street car parking is available as well as food and drink afterwards. Route link as follows:

If you wish to join us, please confirm by sending an email to so we can get an idea of numbers.

There is no charge for this ride.

Peter Cossins – Cycling Journalist

‘I highly recommend Charles and his team if you want to experience some of Yorkshire’s best roads’

Peter Cossins, Contributing Editor at Pro Cycling Magazine, contributor to 6th April, 2016

Welcome To Yorkshire

‘Since the Tour De France visited Yorkshire the number of people cycling in our county has increased dramatically. I’m sure this new type of event will attract visitors and residents alike to explore the wonderful cycling right on our doorstep.’

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, commenting on CycleSaturdays

YVT Rider Testimonial

‘A big thank you to Charles and YVT for a really well organised and intelligently thought out route which was tailored to suit the group ability. Great to conquer some of those famous Yorkshire climbs and all in the knowledge that we’re in the hands of an experienced team so no worries about taking a wrong turn! Spectacular vistas and great café stops en-route. I’ll be back for more!’

Nigel T, Oct 2015

YVT Rider Testimonial

‘The route was cleverly planned across some lovely quiet minor roads , the highlight of the ride being one of the big climbs from the Tour Of Britain , in the tracks of Sir Bradley etc. The view from the top was amazing and well worth the effort involved. Without doubt one of the best rides of the year for me’

John T, Ilkley, September 2015

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