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Cycling – July 2024

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Cycling in Thirsk

Chris’s Cycle Routes

Route 1 A 33 mile route on quiet country roads with historic villages. Download

Route 2 22 miles with hamlets, pubs, tea rooms and places to visit. Download

These are also available in Thirsk’s information office as 60p leaflets.

Thirsk Ladies Cycle group

We invite ladies who wish to cycle to join us on the first Tuesday each month for a social ride in local lanes. We are usually back in Thirsk by 2pm. Currently we are meeting in Bliss Cafe at 9.45am (12 Millgate, Thirsk YO7 1AA). If you are not sure about cycling do come and meet us at the cafe. Find out more about us at

Cycling links

Cycle the Dales (
The Yorkshire Dales formed the central part of stage one of the Tour de France in 2014. Many top riders already train in the area with its quiet roads and fantastic variety of scenery.
CycleStreets (
Cycle journey planner with routes throughout the United Kingdom
Forestry Commission (
Routes from easy to extreme in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire.
Get Cycling (
Promotes cycling, in all its varieties, for leisure, transport, health, happiness and the environment. Based in York.
Moor to sea cycle route (
Whitby, Scarborough, Dalby areas
North Yorkshire County Council (
Once on the page check the Cycle Routes box on the left.
Sea to Sea cycle route (
Interactive site for Cumbria to east coast route
Sustrans (
National Cycle Network
Tour de France 2014 (
Maps of the Tour de France cycle race Grand Depart route in 2014
Welcome to Yorkshire (
Cycle routes throughout North Yorkshire, including Thirsk. They are searchable by distance, difficulty and terrain.

Cycle hire, accessories & repair

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updated 2.01.24

RedSky Bikes

cycling — 3 Campion Square, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GW. More

Tel 01845 444464 Website

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Cowley Cycles 12 Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NA. Tel 01609 776656
Children welcome. Range of childrens' bicycles and accessories Dogs welcome


Dales Bike Centre Parks Barn, Fremlington, Richmond DL11 6AW. Tel 01748 884908


RedSky Bikes 3 Campion Square, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1GW. Tel 01845 444464
Children welcome. Childrens bikes, A large area outside to play/bike/scooter Accessible. All on one floor. Disabled toilet available Dogs welcome with conditions.
Sherwoods Minibuses PNP Coaches Ltd, 1 Rural Business Ct, Blakey Ln, Thirsk YO7 3AB. Tel 01765 635262
Sutton Bank Bikes Limited Sutton Bank TIC, National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Tel 01845 597759
Children welcome. Childrens events and trails designed for children.
Kids hire bikes. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Venture Cycles 2 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1LB. Tel 01845 868080


Cycle Heaven at The Angel 2 Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 1JJ. Tel 01904 654183
Cycle Heaven at York station Station Rise, York YO24 1AY. Tel 01904 622701
Cycle Heaven of York 31 Hospital Fields Rd, York YO10 4FS. Tel 01904 636578 / 651870
Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome