We welcome you from abroad and are proud to share with you, Yorkshire Moto Tours is the only professional, customer focussed organisation, solely dedicated to the portrayal of the beauty of the two northerly National Parks in Yorkshire and their surrounding, officially designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for your enjoyment. There is a choice of 14 x 1 day tours, starting from your accomodation which is within 30 minutes of Ilkley, where my home is. They are up to 200 miles per day with unrepeated scenery and all in biking heaven. They can be tailored in length to suit you and your friends. We are perfectly positioned for that purpose, as you can see above. The lime green areas are National Parks and the grey areas are official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
If you wish, you can be met off the ferry at Hull and the amazing roads for biking start then. The days are delivered at a pace that suits you and your friends. Your first day will then conclude at your pre-chosen accommodation. You will be met every day after breakfast and returned every day to your accomodation.
Martin Pettitt has a road-biking pedigree second-to-none, being a professional motorcyclist in the police for 25 years, the latter 8 of which he worked at Police HQ as a fully trained and qualified Police Advanced Riding Instructor for 40 hours a week, 47 weeks a year. At a National level Martin was a lecturer in Advanced road riding, bike handling and aero techniques. As well as safety and pace on public roads, his smoothness on two wheels, attracted him to TV Producers and won him work as a live TV camera-bike for ITV4 and Eurosport on Premier and Elite Pro Cycling events and World Triathlon events.
Combined with these, being born and schooled in Ilkley, Martin has had a life-long passion for Wharfedale specifically, the Yorkshire Dales in general and The National Parks in and around Yorkshire for this sustainable business. When first married, they spent 2 x 2 week holidays for 8 years, touring round The French National Parks, before having a family. Since his family has become more independent, he now regularly frequents The 6 northern-most English National Parks on motorcycle day rides and international biking holidays in the German lakes and mountains, The Pyrenees, The Swiss Alps and The Picos de Europa, with a small regular group of male friends.
Within these holidays and throughout his lifetime riding abroad, he has always hired local knowledge. He found an incredible difference in the quality of his holiday, that the local knowledge brought, on many levels. He did work and live in Pendle for many years, hence his deep local knowledge there as well, before returning to his home town of Ilkley.
With all this in mind, after several suggestions by, and the demand from, "rider development" customers who he trains to Masters level, Yorkshire Moto Tours was born.
Martin and his wife Kate will be pleased to recommend places to stay according to your level of comfort and budget. Ilkley Visitor Information Office has a contemporary list of other accommodation. The Pettitts also keep their own bees at home, have a passion for fresh food and will be pleased to discuss and recommend places to dine in and around Ilkley on Yorkshire's finest local produce in an evening, according to time and wallet. There is a selection of high quality micro-brewery beers, locally produced in field barns higher up Wharfedale and more local-to-Ilkley, in cellars of Inns and Pubs.
Together, we are keen to increase your fulfilment and satisfaction of your time in The Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas and are sure you will want to return to unpack more hidden secrets there wasn't enough time for. One of Yorkshire's greatest assets are its' people, so ensure to share a smile and chat amongst us. Yorkshire people love that.