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15/04/2014 - Get on your bike this Spring

Craven District Council wants to encourage and inspire novice or rusty cyclists, and families to dust off their bikes and enjoy the great outdoors. As part of the Tour de France Cycle Legacy work, we have produced a series of FREE Recreational Ride guides for the Craven area.

Each guide contains a full description and map of the route, along with information on distances, safety precautions, local attractions, cafe's and pubs on route and much more.

There are over 20 routes ranging from 5 to 15 miles in distance and graded easy, moderate or difficult. Most of them are circular and on tarmac.

The rides start and finish from the main towns and settlements, but then visit villages along the route. Most people in Craven will live within a few miles of one of the routes, while the guides will also give tourists a chance to explore and discover the beautiful countryside in Craven.

The guides can be downloaded from the council's website here: Cycle Tourism in Craven

Sport Development Officer Bruce Dinsmore says. "Craven District Council is working hard to make sure that the Tour de France will leave a lasting cycling legacy in this area. We discovered that there were hardly any cycling guides available for this area and hope these guides will encourage Craven residents to give cycling a go. They are really designed for the novice cyclist, rusty cyclists or visitors to Craven. The routes are mainly on quiet roads or country lanes and most avoid going up long hills. Every route has something of interest on it and refreshment options such as pub of café."