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1. Our Top Climbs 2. Mel On The Yorkshire Moors 3. Ged's Favourite Climbs


Ged Millward is always a popular ride leader with guests, he is very considerate and always gives particular encouragement and support to anyone finding things hard going. He also once stopped on a ride to rescue a hedgehog and lift it to safety! Asked about his favourite local climbs in the Yorkshire Dales, Ged said ...


Silverdale, from either side, either up Littondale and climb out of Halton Gill or up from Stainforth where the climb starts hard but then continues with a series of tough bits with rests in between. Taken in either direction the top, flatter section with stunning views of Pen-y-Ghent is among the best roads to ride.

Albert Hill

Albert Hill out of Settle. Starts with a short cobbled section, followed by a difficult steep section. But it doesn’t finish there, there is still plenty of climbing to go before reaching the top, followed by the super, sweeping descent into Airton.


Wensleydale - Swaledale, or back. Great and quieter alternative to Buttertubs is the road between Askrigg and Muker. Steep gradients, quiet lane, great views.


Skyreholme - local climb, always a winner. The steep section with an S bend is at the start of the climb. Following this the gradient gradually eases allowing you to regain a nice rhythm and take in the views on the long pull to the top.

Peat Lane

Peat Lane out of Pateley Bridge. Cruel , steep start, with a rough surface and a couple of cobble drainage channels across the road. The steep section drags on before finally easing off to a very long shallower climb to the top. But this section is not easy as the prevailing winds usually mean there is a niggling headwind to battle.

Brootes Lane

Brootes Lane out of Arncliffe. A lovely lane out of the village lulls you into a false sense of security before it cruelly rears up into a really steep section. After finally cresting the difficult part the gradient eases and the riders are rewarded with one of the best views in Yorkshire. Looking down from the perch of the high lane you can often see birds flying below you in the valley. A great section of road over the tops to Malham follows, which is equally good taken in the opposite direction.