There are long windswept peaks in North Yorkshire. Buttertubs and Park Rash, for example, or you can ride Calderdale’s Flanders-esque with the Shibden Wall, plus Haworth’s main street near Bradford.
Stay west and Calderdale, if you don’t want to be thwarted by the rocks then some of the most used climbers in Tour de Yorkshire are Cragg Vale, Ripponden Bank, and Oxenhope Moor are all 20 kilometers away. If you do not like climbing, then York is almost completely flat with winding country roads and plenty of history to experience.
Hardknott Pass is located there with the most difficult roads in the world. This is where some of the hardest roads you can find, the Lake is a difficult place to go. But who doesn’t like a challenge? The Honister Pass is almost certainly best known for its circular theater-like mountains on either side as the path zigzags to the majestic slate quarry at the top.
Newlands Pass, another tough hike leading up to the waterfall before heading down to Cool Butter or Braithwaite depending on how you ride. Watendlath is a dead end on top, but one of the most beautiful trails you can climb.
In the south of the area, you can climb the toughest anywhere. With a slope reaching more than 30 percent leading to a Roman fort. Here is a list of interesting experiences for many cyclists. Wrynose Pass, climbing from the other side couldn’t be easier either, with the same slope to the top.
Cairngorms National Park
It’s a pity if you miss out on one of these best UK great mountain climbing sites. Cairngorm National Park is the perfect place if you love sports and wildlife as both have a plentiful supply.
Alternatively, you can take an incredible ride around Loch Ness, a part of the Laungorms area. Complete with legends, legends, castles, and challenging undulating roads, it’s a magical ride. Also, there is another small aspect that the weather can change at a glance which makes it more interesting.