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Guided mountain bike tours offer
Guided mountain bike trail rides will be offered at a site above Oxenhope throughout the weekend of the Grand Depart.
Iain Johnson, of MTB Cycle Yorkshire in Bradford, will run the activity from the Stones Top Cottage Manorlands campsite.
Explaining the attraction to a Worth the Tour community group meeting at the Three Acres pub, he said the off-road adventures would mainly be for campsite guests and will be restricted to groups of six riders.
However, he added if any non-campsite residents wished to take part they may be able to book privately, with the payment going to the Sue Ryder Manorlands hospice in the village.
Routes will include a 25 to 35-mile guided ride around Haworth and Wycoller, as well as a ride from the campsite taking in Haworth, Ogden Water and finishing up with an evening meal at the Bay Horse in Oxenhope.
People without their own bikes wanting to take part should notify organisers in advance, as it may be possible to provide a small number.
Iain has dubbed all the planned routes ‘Le Off Road Rides De Yorkshire’ to celebrate the big event.
He said: “I’m really excited Le Tour is coming to our area and will be helping to get more and more people interested in cycling.
“What I’m aiming to do is to show everyone there is another side to the bike, and that Yorkshire also has some of the most fantastic off-road riding in the world.
“We are all keen to maintain the legacy after Le Tour has been here so visitors will keep coming back to enjoy our wonderful area with their bikes.
“So if anyone has a B&B or guest house, we’ll be happy to run bespoke guided rides from their establishment to relive the memories of this historic weekend.”
In the run-up to the Grand Depart, Iain is organising guided rides for visitors wanting to check out the actual Grand Depart route.
Visit mtbcycleyorkshire.co.uk or call 07958 130712 to book a place or for further information.