Cycle Routes around Ripon
Our plan is to promote Ripon as a cycle friendly venue. One of the aims of bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire is to create a ‘legacy’. Le Tour Ripon believe one of these legacies should be to make Ripon an attractive proposition for cyclists, before the Grand Depart, during the event and for years after the event. Yorkshire will be seen by the eyes of the world for 2 days in 2014 and viewers from all over the world should see the county and our city in all its’ glory. Our hope is that some of these viewers will visit and some will come and explore our city.
As a rural city it’s very easy to escape the busier roads and explore some of the many country lanes and villages that extend out in all directions. There is scope for all ages and abilities, take a gentle ride to Fountains Abbey and Studley Park or take the country lanes further afield to local market towns such as Masham, Pateley Bridge or Boroughbridge.