When a couple of our friends told us that cyclists love a bit of cake, we thought what a great idea it would be to show you a cycling cake circuit in Yorkshire! This is more our level to be honest.

The Yorkshire Dales is often known as the home of cycling after the Tour de France visited back in 2014. It is known for some spectacular cycle routes with the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour of Britain both using the slopes of the National Park for their challenges. There are also gentler routes for those cyclists that prefer to enjoy the scenery, rather than the more challenging climbs. Drivers respect cyclists on the roads here we find and if you decide to use us as a base, we have space for indoor cycle storage.

So back to the cake … we have some great cafes in our location and here we have included a few ideas here to get you inspired for a cafe cycle day.

St Marks Stays is located in Cautley, which is just under 5 km out from Sedbergh. We are 18 km from Barbon and 23-24 km from Kirkby Lonsdale, which has numerous cafes to choose from.

Three Hares Cafe, Sedbergh

Smatt’s Duo, Sedbergh

The Churchmouse at Barbon

Kirkby Lonsdale

If you do want a more challenging ‘King of the Hill’ climb though, Tan Hill is 36-37 km and Butter Tubs Pass is 34-35 km away from us. We also have friends who cycle the area regularly so if you need any tips on good circular routes we can certainly ask for you.

If you are a mountain biker, then the Howgill Fells provide the trails for you and we often see them go by across the hill at the back of our garden.

We also have a great cycling guide to Sedbergh, Dentdale and the Lune Valley with 5 circular rides on quiet roads that you can complete in a day.

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