The breathtaking scenery surrounding Yew Tree Cottage makes it the perfect base for cycling. Whether you are planning to discover the county on a cycling tour, want to experience extreme mountain biking, or you're just learning to cycle, Yew Tree Cottage is the ideal location for your cycling break with some of the best routes and most scenic riding in the country right on our doorstep.
Based on a road and cycle path route that passes through our village, Westow, this route will take you through the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds and the endless, beautiful countryside that surrounds the cottage. Discover hidden valleys, forests, wildlife and amazing country houses like Sledmere House and Burton Agnes Hall.
Wilderness mountain bike riding at its best with epic forestry trails. Huge range of tracks to choose from, from easy family routes to tough, technical red graded trails - all to the spectacular backdrop of Dalby Forest. Home to the 2010 World Cup XC course, there is also a freeride park for the skilled rider. A great day out with superb facilities including a bike shop and cafe.
Yorkshire is widely regarded as one of the spiritual heartlands of UK cycling having been involved in development of road racing and time trialling from their early inceptions. It has been a frequent destination for the Tour of Britain and has hosted the British Men's Road Championships more than a dozen times. In 2009 the first stage of the Tour of Britain road race passed right by Yew Tree Cottage. The last 'King of the Mountain' point of the stage, Gally Gap is just above Westow village.
The world's greatest cycle race is due to start in Yorkshire on the 5th and 6th July bringing millions of cycling fans to the roadside to cheer on the cycling champions. Yew Tree Cottage is ideally situated to enjoy the spectacle of the tour, as well as strike out and enjoy the perfect cycling routes around the cottage. If you're looking for somewhere to stay for a unique Yorkshire cycling holiday, we can think of nowhere better.