Great Fryup Dale in the North York Moors is home to the Yorkshire Cycling Hub. Max Darkins and owner Phil Thurlow get some food from the cafe

Yorkshire’s newest mountain biking destination – the Yorkshire Cycle Hub

We visit Great Fryup Dale in issue 349's Big Ride, and it's fantastic!

In the latest issue of MBUK, out now, our Big Ride specialist Max Darkins and snapper Russell Burton made the long trek from down south to the top of the North York Moors in a bid to sample some of the finest bridleway and byway riding in the area. The brand new Yorkshire Cycle Hub run and created by Sarah and Phillip Thurlow – two local riders that have gone out of their way to create an amazing hub for cyclists coming to the area – marked the start and finish of this month’s Big Ride.

Max Darkins and Phil Thurlow ride the North York Moors for MBUK's Big Ride
Stunning views, awesome riding. Just a normal day in the North York Moors! Credit: Russell Burton

Offering a fantastic cafe, with seating both inside and out, loads of great hot and cold food as well as delicious homemade cakes, there’s also a bike shop with a fully stocked workshop, bike wash, bike hire and showers. The centre is currently developing a bunkhouse and camping pods so you won’t ever have a reason to leave! They’re also offering skills coaching and guided rides around the moors so that you can get the best from the riding on offer.

Max Darkins and Phil Thurlow ride away from the Yorkshire Cycle Hub at the start of MBUK's big ride in the North York Moors
Situated in the middle of the moors, you’ll feel a million miles for civilisation. Credit: Russell Burton

To find out more, check out issue 349’s Big Ride on page 130. Download the Viewranger app to help you navigate the moors on your smartphone using the map below.

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