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Mills n Moors Series -Ribblehead Viaduct

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Sunday 23rd June 2024

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Thursday 7th March 2024 at 09:00
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Sunday 24th March 2024 at 20:00
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Entry Fee   £15.00   
Event Organiser - Adrian Wright

Join us for a 'Mills n Moors' ride to the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct as we connect lanes, bridleways and tracks to cross dramatic limestone moors, the clear waters of several becks and onto villages worth spending time in such as Ingleton and Austwick

The starting line is outside the 3 Peaks Cycle Cafe, the hub of cycling and outdoor activities in Settle.  Its located in the center of the town with a large cobbled area at the front  of the shop where we will gather and register. 

Every rider will receive a £5 voucher as part of their signing on 'package' which they can spend on tea/coffee and a cake in the shops excellent cafe between 8.30am - 10am.  

1. 'Blue' grade route - 60km / 890 meters

From the Cycle shop we head to the main bridge across the River Ribble and right at the swimming baths to pass through Little Stainforth and onto White Stone Lane to climb up onto the limestone pavement at Sulber Nick and north on 15km of quality bridleway.  A short section of tarmac on Blea Moor Road takes us to the new bridleway and the Iconic Ribblehead Viaduct with its 24 arches spanning the valley.  The return journey is on the Roman Road to Ingleton then a series of lanes and track to Feizor and finally Settle.

2. 'Red' grade route - 75km / 1,500 meters

From the shop its the same trail as route 1 but with the added bonus of tracks across the flank of Whernside towards the village of Dent then a long climb up Kingsdale before passing under the Ribblehead Viaduct and back via the Roman Road to Ingleton then a series of lanes and track to Feizor and finally Settle.

Event details

The rides on the 'Mills n Moors Series' are a personal challenge. They are not races, there is no ‘mass start' and the route is NOT way marked. 

Both routes start from the front of the 3 Peaks Cycle shop and the ride ends back at the cafe.  You are invited to enjoy the delicious food in the 3 Peaks Cycle cafe or visit the shop and its range of bike bits n pieces.

The routes use bridleways and tracks of gravel, peat and stone and whilst they are challenging, as we cross large areas of cross open moorland and there is no rescue vehicle, they are NOT techy enduro or downhill mtb style routes. 

Maps and a description of the routes together with the location of the starting line can be found on the Yorkshire Divide website:

Meet us at the start line between 8.30am-10am for a cup of tea / coffee and pick up your embroidered cloth badge and head off.  There is no ‘mass start’.

The group social ride departs at 10.10am from the front of the bike shop taking the 'blue' grade 60km route.  If you aren’t in a hurry to get around the route and just want to ride with a bunch of other folk on a bike then join us (minimum age of 18 years old).  There is no fixed speed we cycle at. We will be stopping and waiting for each other and we can take turns opening the many gates! 

It should be note that there the group ride will take between 4-6 hours and it is not a 'guided' ride.  It is a group social ride.  It is not lead by a profession/qualified outdoor instructor and there is no mechanical backup except the fixing of the occasional puncture.  NB:  riders should take out there own personal and /or bike insurance as non is provided.

Any one of the following bikes would get you around the route: Gravel bike / Cyclocross bike / Mountain bike / E-bike The terrain is not suitable for road bikes. Any question about the ride then please contact: 


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Event Location
3 Peaks Cycles, Settle, North Yorkshire