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


Our ride leader Mel Hartley is somewhat of a local legend. He’s been riding the Yorkshire roads for many decades and has raced at a high level. He still knocks up an eye watering number of miles each year, all at a swift pace! We asked Mel for a few words on riding the hills of the North Yorkshire Moors, this is what he said…

The North Yorkshire Moors

Almost any road in the North Yorkshire Moors will find you on a challenging climb, usually made harder by the exposed moorland setting and the incessant wind.

Rosedale Chimney Bank

The iconic Rosedale Chimney Bank starts as a meander from Rosedale Abbey village but you have to keep plenty in reserve as it cranks up to the hairpin bends at 30%. The usual westerly wind ensure it’s tough over the summit and beyond on the exposed road.

White Horse Bank

White Horse Bank is a sheltered climb through woodland and at around a mile length it’s a good appetiser for the more brutal climbs further into the Moors. Continue from the White Horse and descend to the village of Hawnby to take a stunning road to Osmotherly with what seems like a surprise climb around every corner.

Egton Bridge and Grosmont

Further north, the area around Egton Bridge and Grosmont features some of the toughest terrain, with a climb in nearly every direction out of the villages.