Sunday 27th April to Thursday 1st May
The highlights of the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France
• Four nights accommodation in Wensleydale at our award-winning guest house
• Three days of spectacular cycling, varied routes and breathtaking scenery
• Non-cycling 'other halves' welcome
You are invited to Eastfield Lodge in Wensleydale for a pre-Tour de France cycling break. Spend four nights in the pretty market town of Leyburn, from where we will explore the Dales on three varied day rides. The routes covered will include the highlights of the first stage of this year’s Tour de France, as well as some of the renowned climbs in the area. Each route has been planned meticulously to ensure that you get the most out of each day, riding on the quietest and most scenic roads. You will be accompanied by Tom Riley, an experienced member of the Collett’s team and a qualified cycle tour leader and bike mechanic. You will be part of a small group of like minded people who share a passion for cycling and the British countryside.
Non-cycling 'Other Halves' - Eastfield Lodge is ideally situated for walkers of all abilities. It is also close to numerous places of interest such as Aysgarth Falls, Middleham, Bolton Castle, Hawes and Richmond. The area is rife with cosy tearooms and delightful pubs and restaurants. With this in mind, we are offering a special price for those who do not wish to ride.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Eastfield Lodge.
Vic & Thurza Campbell
Sunday 27th April
Meet at Eastfield lodge late afternoon, our staff will be there to welcome you and chat about the days ahead over tea and cake. In the evening join us for a meal in a nearby pub (pay individually).
Monday 28th April
The Two Dales Tour - 65km + 1100m of ascent
Start with a classic circular tour of the two major northern Dales. Ride west through Swaledale and east through Wensleydale. Crossing the moors between the dales you will enjoy two challenging climbs and two exhilarating and rewarding descents, including the famous Buttertubs Pass. The scenery is spectacular throughout, and the route offers plenty of opportunities for rest and refreshment passing through Reeth, Hawes and Redmire.
Evening – Two course supper at Eastfield lodge with wine included
Tuesday 29th April
Kettlewell Circular - 60km + 1100m of Ascent
Another fantastic route following sections of the 2014 Grand Depart. Heading east from Leyburn the route heads towards Aysgarth for a short distance before turning south through Bishopdale towards Kettlewell. A short climb is made before enjoying the decent into the pretty town of Kettlewell for some welcome refreshments. Get straight back into it with a steep climb out of Kettlewell before enjoying a long decent through Coverdale back to Leyburn.
Evening – We will enjoy a meal together at a local pub in Redmire (pay individually).
Wednesday 30th April
Pateley Bridge and back - 80km + 1250m of ascent
Saving the toughest until last. This is a spectacular ride with a great mix of scenery. It includes two tough climbs separated by easier cycling through rolling countryside. The route heads south through Masham and on towards Pateley Bridge. Heading out of Pateley bridge the route takes in the tough climb of Greenhow Hill. After the climb the route heads north to Lofthouse before returning to Leyburn via Masham. Pateley Bridge, Masham and Lofthouse all offer great locations for refreshment.
Evening – Three course supper at Eastfield Lodge with wine included.
Thursday 1st May
Depart at your leisure anytime after breakfast.
£285 per person (Based on two people sharing a double room)
£345 per person (Where single occupancy is required)
£195 per person (For non-cycling companions sharing a double room)
Price includes four nights bed and breakfast and two evening meals (Monday & Wednesday). Guests are required to pay for their dinner on Sunday & Tuesday and each ride will incorporates a pub/cafe lunch, for which guests pay individually.
Comfortable, spacious & homely...
Each of our bedrooms is a delight - spacious and beautifully furnished. All of them - and their en suites - have been upgraded and refurbished in recent years. Each has tea/coffee making facilities and these come with a pot of fresh milk, biscuits and a choice of herbal teas. The bedrooms also have a flat-screen television with DVD and free access to WIFI.
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Comfortable, spacious & homely...
Guest Lounge – this offers you somewhere other than your bedroom, where you can relax and kill time, perhaps with a drink and a newspaper. Help yourselves to books or perhaps a game of Scrabble, Cards or Chess – or indeed other games. There is a small casual bar in the corner, where you can help yourselves to complimentary tea or coffee.. and in case you want something stronger, we also keep wine glasses, corkscrews, an ice bucket, lemons and a fridge, in which you are welcome to chill your own bottles of wine, tonic or beer.
It is not unusual for guests to enjoy a few peaceful moments in here over a relaxing drink before wandering into the village for dinner. Also, Vic often bakes a delicious cake, which he leaves in the guest lounge for you to enjoy with a cup of tea when you get back from a day out. Simply make yourselves comfortable in an armchair and help yourselves.
Maps & Information Room – here you can browse the large scale local maps that are on the walls, featuring the walking and driving options to the north, east, south and west of Leyburn. There are also numerous reference books and leaflets, providing information on a countless places of interest and stunning walks, from easy local strolls to challenging hilly adventures. There are also details of the many excellent restaurants and gastro-pubs that characterise this part of the Yorkshire Dales.
Parking, Drying Room & Secure Bike Storage – all available to you at Eastfield Lodge.
In pictures – Cycling Breaks in the Yorkshire Dales
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