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The Dales Rider 2013 Routes

The Dales Rider

The Dales Rider 2013 route map and details are now available at:

View route details on Map My Ride (Opens in new tab)
View route details on Map My Ride (Opens in new tab)

If you want to get even closer to the route check out the 3D Flyer over videos below!

The Challenger ”“ 26 Miles

Participants taking part in The Challenger will complete a 26-mile route through the Dales to the picturesque market town of Pateley Bridge, before finishing up at the fabulous Bolton Abbey. Participants are welcome to continue cycling to return to Ilkley (a further 5 miles), however if required, transport will be on hand to shuttle riders back to Ilkley Cricket Club.


The Gear Grinder ”“ 65 Miles

Participants taking on this circular 65-mile route will weave their way through hills and valleys to the historic market town of Masham and back, passing by Leighton and Gouthwaite Reservoirs, the dramatic moorland rock formation of Brimham Rocks and the ruined 12th-century Bolton Abbey.



Want to find out more? Head over to The Dales Rider event page for the full details!


Thanks to JD Cycles – The Official Partner of The Dales Rider

Yorkshire Cancer Research is proud to announce JD Cycles and Outdoor as The Official Partner of The Dales Rider. The Ilkley bike store is kindly providing financial support and on-the-day assistance.


JD Cycles“JD Cycles and Outdoor are enormously pleased and very proud to be supporting the “The Dales Rider” and partnering “Yorkshire Cancer Research”.  It is our intention to be the sole official partner to the event for many years to come, helping to grow and promote the event, with the determination to increase awareness and support of “YCR” not just locally, but regionally.


Almost all of us have been affected by cancer in one way or another and this is a fantastic opportunity to raise some money to help research and awareness. Participants will receive discount in store along with automatic entry to competitions.


Cycling is not just for fitness or transport, but a fun and social occasion, like exercise, but ENJOYABLE!”


Adam Evans, JD Cycles

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