The memorable routes, you experience with Yorkshire Moto Tours will give you plenty to take back with you to share with people you think a lot of. There are many different, little known day-routes below, that can be tailored to suit. These day-routes would not be the same if driven in a car, as all are packed full of awe-inspiring little-known biking roads through beautiful scenery.
1. Swaledale, Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale
Beautiful villages and roads made famous by James Herriott and All creatures great and small. Steep sided passes connecting the different Dales with views of "The Yorkshire 3 Peaks" mountains. Traditional Dales market towns, beautiful multi-waterfalls, high level passes, awe-inspiring views, magical motorcycling roads, tiny Dales villages and hamlets. [Riding: 198k; 5hrs 20m]
2. Upper Airedale, Littondale & mid-Wharfedale
Ride alongside the engineering triumph of the Settle to Carlisle railway and the famous geological anomalies of the area: tarns, revines, vast coves and the prettiest of clear water Dales rivers. After morning coffee, we meander through the Yorkshire Dales village made famous by "The Calendar Girls" and then on through one of the most picturesque villages, (photographed for many calendars and souvenir paintings) on the banks of the river Wharfe, just before one of the quaintest of all traditional Yorkshire Dales Inns and eat in its' traditionally built Crook Barn for a late lunch. The ladies and gents toilets are also well-worth a visit, even if you don't want to go! After lunch we ride across beautiful moorland, if you wish go down underneath The Dales in underground caves you can, and take afternoon tea later, overlooking a lake in a Royal Deer Park. [Riding: 192k; 4hrs 10m]
3. Rosedale & Eskdale
The roads, stunning villages and scenery made famous by the popular long-running period drama, "Heartbeat". Steep ascents and descents in places, sharp drop-offs, hairpin bends, stream and river fords and open moorland hold your attention for both rider and pillion. For those of you that would prefer a higher mileage day, with a higher average speed, there are roads through The North Yorkshire Moors National Park that will excite you. One in particular is locally known as "The highway in the sky". It has extended views for bikers on the top plateau of the moors and has sequences of bends and corners for over 30 miles, nearly all at the speed limit. On the way home we skirt Dalby forest and stop off at The White Horse of Yorkshire. [Riding: 264k; 5hrs 20mins]
4. Stately Homes
For those who have read or watched Brideshead Revisited, we ride to Castle Howard, which took over a hundred years to build from 1699 onwards. Castle Howard is open until 29th October this year and admission is GBP18.95 (Concessions GBP 17.50). I will be pleased to book in Advance for -10%. For 12 or more people I have negotiated GBP 15.00 per person. Riding through the picturesque scenery of The Howardian Hills AONB, we have magical views on the way back to Harewood House. The Estate was purchased in 1738 and the house build was started in 1759. The direct descendents of the same family still own Harewood Estate. The family made their money through the plantations in, and had strong connections with, the labour markets of The West Indies. Entry to Harewood House is GBP17.50 each and for a group of 15 or more I have negotiated GBP 12.00 each.
5. An Abbey or two . . . . or more
A World UNESCO Heritage site abbey, a living contemporary Abbey on The Duke of Devonshire's Estate, and a living monastic abbey. This tour day obviously involves wandering round on foot quite a bit.
[Riding: 171k; 3 hrs 20 mins]
6. Leeds - Liverpool canal highest points
The reservoirs that feed in the top of the system, the canalside mill museums, the multiple lock stacks and always a good canalside pub
7. Bowland Area of outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
We ride on the course of an old Drovers Road to a village where there are no lamposts, TV aerials or obtrusive satellite dishes, no kerbstones or footpaths and no overhead telephone or electricity wires. There are no yellow parking lines and signing is minimal. This village is often used as a filmset for period dramas. No houses can be bought or sold in the village, only rented from The Assheton family who own the estate and have done since 1558. The village is sat directly on the arterial Roman road between the roman forts of Bremetennacum (now Ribchester) and Olicana (now Ilkley). We then ride north through picturesque villages with eye-catching houses built from hand crafted stone before cars were invented. As we crest into Airedale, dramatic views avail themselves of "The Yorkshire 3 Peaks" mountains and lunch is taken in a typical bustling Yorkshire Dales Market Town. The afternoon ride is enjoyed riding through the 1250 hectares of The Upper Hodder Valley and The Forest of Bowland AONB with open views of Pendle Hill and Lancashire Witch country. This day tour has one of THE most fabulous afternoon Cream Teas stop, with the choice from different home-made jams and other cheeky treats. We meander back through traditional Yorkshire working villages down mid-Airedale and then anti-clockwise round Rombalds Moor, finishing at a famous local viewpoint overlooking Wharfedale. [Riding: 180k; 5hrs 5m]
8. Le Grand Depart, Tour de France 2014
This route was planned meticulously, to showcase to the world, the very best of the scenery in Yorkshire by Monsieur Christian Prudhomme and our very own Monsieur Brian Cookson. From Leeds Town Hall, ride the full route through the Dales, including Le Cote de Cray, Le Cote de Buttertubbs, Le Cote de Griton Moor, on to Harrogate where Cav came off and the subsequent finish. Day 2 can also be arranged and ridden if you wish.
[Riding: 240k; 5hrs 30m]
9. The Pendle Witches
We ride to the starting point at the grave of Alice Nutter, one of the 3 main ring-leaders of The Pendle Witches. We then detour past her house, and those of the other two ring-leaders, Chattox and Demdike. The route they were taken is re-run through The Duchy of Lancaster Estate to Lancaster Castle. In the autumn of 1612, they were tried at the castle for witch craft and hanged, as the tour of the castle justifies. After lunch we return through the pretty Lune Valley and Gisburn Forest. Particularly popular with our US customers who have read, "Mist over Pendle". [Riding: 195k; 5hrs 15m approx]
10. Washburn Valley, Nidderdale, Uredale, Bedale, Swaledale, Arkledale, Coverdale
This tour is about 150 miles, starts and finishes in Wharfedale, going out through, and coming back in through, Nidderdale. Morning coffee is taken at an Arboretum, lunch at the highest Inn in the UK and afternoon tea at a castle.
11. Arnside and Silverdale AONB
Visit the coast on the west of the UK at the north end of Morecambe Bay, visit the birthplace and village where President George Washington was born, lunch overlooking the beautiful flat clean sand of The Kent estuary and skirt the southern flank of The English Lake District.
12. Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby
Fish and Chips on the seafront at Robin Hoods Bay?
Tailored Rider Development
There are a wide variety of sporting sectors including football, rugby and athletics, whose agents link with me to shape their down-time or future beyond retirement. I am proud to train and thereafter develop some of the most highly regarded individuals in their field with a roster that includes World Champions, elite internationals and A list actors and actresses. These courses are tailored to personal training requirements and so it necessarily follows there is a necessity to have a strong idea of content for the course. These are 1:1 or 1:2 only. They can be residential courses in a country of your choice. See my Linked In profile.
As well as providing bespoke days out on a motorcycle, explanations, demonstrations, and instruction in more advanced motorcycling techniques can be arranged. These techniques can be mastered by either learners or more experienced riders. For more experienced riders, this service comes complete with an optional Go Pro video footage of your first and last ride, to highlight your riding differences and increase your satisfaction.
Many customers to Yorkshire Moto Tours have experienced the benefits of advanced techniques in tailored rider development sessions and then migrated to Yorkshire Moto Tours. Several have commented that they never knew how enjoyable and relaxing riding a potentially quick motorcycle could be.
Overview of our Day Tours
Whatever your requirements, Yorkshire Moto Tours will research and deliver any particular aspects of riding enjoyment in its' 2 National Parks and surrounding designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There is no need to engage with the different products above, if you require to see something different, either parochially or a little further afield. Suggested rides above can be made shorter or longer, spent riding only, or tailored to how you feel on the day. There are many, many more places to visit and things to see and experience, such as visiting The Peak District National Park in Derbyshire (Ladybower reservoir, made famous by The Dam Busters) or Chatsworth House. You may wish to visit The English Lake District or Snowdonia National Parks as well, with an overnight stop there? As well as experiencing where and how local Yorkshire people live, I can also arrange visits to more "touristy" places and areas such as Bowness-on-Windermere, Hawkshead, Lake Coniston with The Bluebird cafe and museum, Ullswater, the odd beautiful and secluded cul-de-sac such as Martindale or Haweswater, or busy Grasmere, Keswick or Kendal. Depending on time of year, you may also wish to challenge your riding skill over Hard Knott and Wrynose Passes.
Another aspect to this organisation is the tailored rider development sessions. The minimum requirement to undertake any higher speed development from jmpglobalmoto is the rider must have at least 5,000 miles or 7,500 kms experience or 2 years regular riding experience riding at least a 600cc bike, at least once a week, whichever is the least. If your skill development area is in the top side of normal UK speed limits, we will go to stay on The Isle of Man, where your machine can be explored to its' limits.
Shall I procrastinate or shall I enquire?
Now you've read a little, why not ring and we can discuss your outline requirements? There is no commitment at all to discuss availability. A holiday can be built around your thoughts and timescales. An e-package with different accommodation can be sent by return on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to ask for that now?