On your bike...
Get ready to get ‘bike to nature’ with Natural Retreats. All of our Retreats are ideal for cyclists – offering diverse and sometimes challenging terrain, beautiful scenery, unrivalled personal service and luxurious accommodation, providing the ultimate base from which to explore.
Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales is situated in a stunning location, enveloped within fifty-four acres of pristine Swaledale countryside. Tucked into the hills, with panoramic views, the lodges are perfect for a relaxing and peaceful country escape, yet are only a short walk or cycle from the idyllic market town of Richmond.
This dramatic landscape provides the perfect setting for the UKs biggest bike race – The Tour de Yorkshire 2018. With this spectacular event on everybody’s mind, cycling in Yorkshire is now bigger than ever before, with an abundance of published information. The Yorkshire Dales National Park, long a favourite with cyclists, has benefitted from an improved cycling infrastructure to help make your cycling stay a great one. Set in the heart of the Dales, Natural Retreats is perfectly placed to explore the world-class local routes, or just to witness one of 2018's hottest sporting events!
THE ROUTE WORTH WATCHING OUT FOR
Richmond - Scarborough (STAGE 3)
Saturday 5th May - Scheduled to start between 12-2pm!
Passing through our hometown of Richmond (just 20 minutes walk from Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales), this gruelling 184km journey takes contestants all the way to the East coast through valley and dale! The race will start in the market place, heading down King Street, past the station and on to the garrison.
OUR TOP TIPS FOR SPECTATORS
- Get a head start on other spectators by arriving early
- Pack water, sun cream and sunglasses
- Plan your route beforehand to avoid traffic
- Don’t forget to pack your camera!
- 2-3 hours before the race, the publicity caravan will enter Richmond, with a chance to meet the riders! A large screen will be erected in the market square which will broadcast the whole race, which all can watch!