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Pateley Bridge to Masham

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

Route Info

The starting point for this route is Pateley Bridge – a great little town in upper Nidderdale. There is no warm up on this ride as it heads straight up a steep, tough climb out of town – you will need your lowest gear. Once up there are some great rolling roads across fantastic heather moorland, through a few villages and into Masham. This is a great spot to stop with its large market square with selection of cafes and shops. There are also two breweries in town – Theakstons and Black Sheep – which do tours, although this might be dangerous.

The route back is a long climb up past Leighton Reservoir to reach the top of the Lofthouse climb. A technical descent takes you back into Nidderdale and a lovely easy ride down the valley past Gouthwaite Reservoir.

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  • Climbs on route:

    Pott Moor High Rd Climb, Trapping Hill Climb, Leighton to Lofthouse climb, Old Church lane Climb, Old Church lane to Blazefield turn, The Full Wath Climb, Old Church Lane, Church bank from junction to top, Leighton Res Bridge to top, Steady climb up t'moor, Ooossshhh #271 Trapping Drag

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