Dales Delight 200


203km cycling event starting from Pendleton, Lancashire. Controls at Kirkby Stephen, Thwaite, Litton, Malham and Pendleton.

A 200 km Audax, long-distance cycling event from Lancashire to the Yorkshire Dales and back again - in a day. No EoL this year!

Start by riding through the Ribble Valley before heading into the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Climb over the Old Coal Road and the Mallerstang Common as you follow the Settle - Carlisle Railway through the beautiful valleys of Yorkshire and Cumbria, offering spectacular views across to distant Westmorland. Enjoy a cuppa n' cake and some fine Yorkshire Tea at any of the number of cafes at the Kirkby Stephen control before you head out again for the next leg climbing over Tailbridge Moor back into the Yorkshire Dales, rewarded with a long descent into Swaledale. After another cafe control at the picturesque village of Thwaite, you'll then have the ascents of Buttertubs Pass and Fleet Moss to overcome in quick succession, rewarded with some magnificent views from the summit of Yorkshire's highest road and an equally rewarding descent into Wharfedale, passing through picturesque little villages along the way. Carry on into Littondale where you twice ride through the village of Arncliffe, a picturesque little village that was the setting for early episodes of the television soap opera Emmerdale Farm. Malhamdale, with its limestone crags and miles and miles of drystone walls is the main focus of the last stage, as you climb over Malham Moor past the historic Malham Cove. Overall, a wonderful days cycling with beautiful scenery covering some high and exposed moorland (roads), but also close enough to midsummer's day for maximum use of daylight. Online discussion thread here: yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=88798.0

Event Date and Location

200 km (203 km) in 13h30
08:00 to finish by 21:30
Starting from:
Pendleton, Lancashire
Closing Date:
Enter soon as entries may close early if event is full

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
Burnley CC
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Organiser Information

Andy Corless

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