Kidstones PassThis is a chance to follow the route of the 2014 Tour de France and take on the first King of the Mountains climb – the Cote de Cray, or Kidstones Pass as it always used to be called.
The Tour de France in 2014 was quite an event and taking on one or more of the climbs in the Yorkshire Dales is on many peoples’ tick list. This route takes you from the vibrant village of Grassington up the valley of Wharfedale. The climb kicks off after Buckden with the steepest section saved until last. There is a good layby for a photo stop before turning back to head back down dale. Although you retrace the route as far as Kettlewell the views heading in the other direction are ever changing. It is then off on to a lovely back lane which takes you back via Conistone.
Climbs on route:
B6160 Climb, Buckden to top of Kidstones Bank, Kidstones Climb, Cote de Cray, Buckden Pass, Cote de Buckden, Buckden to Cote De Cray, White Lion to White Line, The Buck to the Line
If available, the 'GPX' (or GPS Exchange format) files for each route are text files that can be read by GPS devices as a series of waypoints along each route.