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YHA invites you to try some of our great cycling holiday locations. Whether you’re a mountain biker, road cyclist or more of a tranquil routes enthusiast, we’ve got you covered. Our network of cycling hostels is growing, with more and more hostels meeting our YHA Bike standards, ensuring both you and your bike have a relaxing evening after an adventurous day.
YHA Bike Standards
Our YHA Bike hostels are situated near some of the best cycling locations in the country, but they offer more than just a comfy place to stay. With secure bike storages facilities, basic repair kits, bike wash, drying rooms and a selection of spares available, these sites understand your needs as a cyclist. Our hostel staff can direct you to some of the best routes in the area or organise hire bikes for you during your stay. We'll even prepare a delicious and nourishing meal full of carbs to keep you fuelled up after a busy day of cycling.
The Big Pedal 2015
The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.
This year’s competition will run from 2nd-20th March and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.
For more information please download the Big Pedal 2015 PDF (497KB)
Our Expert View
The Pickering and Eskdale Loop, described by British Cycling as “A tough fifty miles of climbing and moor crossings, but with a variety of roads and scenery you would struggle to match anywhere else in England” can be joined as it passes within a few miles of YHA Helmsley. This is a challenging route only for the experienced rider.
Cambridge – Ely, a full day’s ride and worth every minute of it. This route takes you along the river Cam and through quiet country lanes, including the stunning Wicken Fen Nature Reserve, finishing at the enchanting Ely Cathedral.
YHA Eden Project to Bugle, a relatively easy ride through ancient woodlands and some stunning lakes suitable for the entire family.
High Peak Trail, this stunning traffic free trail is only minutes away from YHA Hartington Hall and offers a great day out for cyclists of all abilities. The level roads and scenic views make an unique experience.
Bellever Forest, at the heart of Dartmoor National Park and right on YHA Dartmoor’s doorstep, this forest – and hills – can keep you busy for days. The Bellever Trail is suitable for people of all abilities.
Get the blood pumping at one of the Junior Olympic Cycling Team's training grounds, Hurt Wood, set in 3000 acres of the Hurtwood Estate. It offers an unbeatable combination of challenging climbs, heart-racing descents and stunning scenery for mountain bikers of all abilities to explore. Ask our team at YHA Holmbury which trail is best for you.