For cyclists and mountain bikers, Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is the perfect base for exploring this stunning part of Yorkshire.
Yorkshire is well known for its vast rural countryside and possesses a wonderful array of options for the cyclist.
In this huge county there is plenty to choose from but one of the main attractions has to be the Yorkshire Dales National Park with miles of outstanding unspoilt scenery making it ideal for cycling.
The Trans Penine Trail also runs through the county and has miles of top quality traffic free cycling to enjoy.
Also of interest is the North Yorkshire Moors National Park with loads of bridleways, paths and cycle tracks through beautiful countryside.
Its of no surprise that Yorkshire was chosen to start the world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France, which will bring millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport on 5th & 6th July 2014.
The hotel is very close to Forge Valley, which has some unbelievably beautiful scenery and is ideal for cyclists and mountain bikers. The valley is one of the finest examples of mixed deciduous woodland in north-east England and was formed by rushing glacial meltwater following the last ice age. The name, however, comes from the iron smelting which took place in the area.
Purple Mountain at Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire is close by and situated on the southern slopes of the Yorkshire Moors. Purple Mountain is now one of the UKs premier mountain biking destinations. With 50 miles of Mountain Bike Trails, it truly is a great forest for bikers. There's everything from wide easy Greens along the valley bottom, challenging climbs, rockin single track, and extreme Blacks. Something for all abilities.
Purple Mountain offers high quality bike hire and services for all ages and abilities. Dalby in North Yorkshire can now say it is truly a World Class Mountain Biking venue with the arrival of the World Cup in 2010.