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Pateley Bridge to Masham

Start/finish location: Pateley Bridge

Start postcode: HG3 5AW

Start grid reference: SE 1581 6560

Alternative start location: Masham

Distance: 30 miles (50 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

Climbs en route: Church Green, Lofthouse

A spectacular ride with a great mixture of scenery. It includes two tough climbs separated by easier cycling through rolling countryside.

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Greenhow Hill

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The main Greenhow Hill climb heads out of Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale. It gets down to business straight away as you leave the town with the first in a series of steep sections. You get a brief respite before another steep section and this is the pattern until the top. Shortly before the summit you will see signs for Coldstones Cut – a huge sculpture with a surprising view that is worth a look (although it’s a bit far in cleats).

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Way of the Roses

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Britain's newest 'coast-to-coast' cycle route opened in September 2010 and has quickly become a classic. The Way of the Roses route runs for 170 well signed miles between Morecambe on Lancashire's Irish Sea coast and Bridlington on Yorkshire's North Sea coast. It passes through the historic cities of York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.

Between the broad sweeps of Morecambe and Bridlington Bays, you'll be cycling across a beautiful, changing landscape comprising the Lune Valley, Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale AONB, Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds. The route consists of traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads, all part of the National Cycle Network.

It's a challenging, but rewarding cycle touring break or longer holiday, and both end points (as well as several points in between) can be reached by train. You can find out more on the Way of the Roses website, and the map is available from Sustrans online shop.

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