The UK is full of old Roman roads, railway tracks and bridleways and with the right bike, there is so much to explore

Route: 19.8miles / 31.85km over mixed rocky terrain
Elevation: 592m / 1942ft
Difficulty: 3 / 5

This ride starts in Ingleton using a mix of road, pathway, and gravel tracks rewarding you with some stunning sights and views along the way.

From Ingleton Community Centre head north out of the village taking the bridge over the River Doe, as soon as you cross the river right turn at the B&B. The lane will climb for 2km, follow it all the way to the T-junction with the main road where you turn right and head up to the Ribblehead Viaduct.

As you head past the Station Inn you’ll see a gravel road to the right that will take you right under the viaduct, once you have explored it head back out onto the main road. Travel slightly further up the road and take the right-hand turn towards Settle. After 5km you pass through Selside, after another 1km and a short climb, you will see a gravel path coming off the road on the right between two fields.

Follow the path and if you are heading uphill, you’re on the right track, after 2km the path will flatten and you are rewarded with some spectacular views. Keep right as you reach some forks on the path, then you will descend to join Long Lane, an old gravel road that you can follow all the way down. Once at the bottom of Long Lane, take a right that will lead you through Clapham tunnels coming out by the village church. As you come past the church take a right at bottom of the road then follow the lane round to the left then straight on and you will join Old Road which will lead you back to Ingleton.




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