Cycle Route No.5
Easy to Moderate
Flat road and then gradual climbs and some satisfying descents.
The route crosses the busy A65 twice and so is not suitable for young children
Settle Market Place
( can also be started at Giggleswick, Eldroth, Austwick, Little Stainforth)
The route starts in Settle and runs clockwise but it's a great ride in either direction.
This road is prone to surface water after heavy rain.
The clockwise direction has gradual climbs and the anticlockwise directions has shorter but steeper climbs.
The road between Settle and Giggleswick is quite open and can be hard going against the wind,
so if there is a strong wind from the south you may want to take it anti-clockwise.
Settle, Giggleswick, Austwick, Little Stainforth
Make a longer day of it ...
(Numbers in brackets relate to points on the route map above)
From Settle Market Place (1), ride south along Duke Street, passed the Golden Lion, and turn right along Station Road (opposite the Post Office). Follow the road under the railway bridge, over the river into Giggleswick to a mini-roundabout (2).
As always make sure your bike is in good working order and that you are suitably dressed and experienced for the ride you are doing.
Make sure you have drink and snacks to suit the weather conditions.
Check your route on a map beforehand and make sure others know where you are and estimated time of arrival.
Take care crossing main roads especially at weekends and bank holidays as tourist traffic can be busy.
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