- Tour de Yorkshire spectator advice
So I find myself staying very close to Malham this week for a walking holiday, which seems to coincide with the first stage of the TdY on Friday, finishing in Settle at 4pm or thereabouts. Is it likely to be bursting on Friday morning, or will I be able to park the car still at, say, 10am, stretch my legs for a few hours, then come back and watch the fun? I did wonder about going elsewhere on the route but this will mean sitting in the car for ages, whereas in Settle I can eat cake and stuff.Posted 3 years ago
Most/all Settle car parks shut Friday I think, and plenty of road closures too. You could park up somewhere out of town and cycle in? Or just cycle all the way from from Malham if the weather is half decent.Posted 3 years ago
I like that plan. Wish I’d brought my bike now 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Run then 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Probably be quicker going back to Scotland for my bike 😳
I’ll look for somewhere nearish that I can walk in from.Posted 3 years ago
Road from Malham to Settle will be open but shut at Settle itself. Road is narrow so maybe best to drive up the cove road and into Settle on Langcliffe road then park on roadside. Walk last few hundred yards into Settle. I will be there.
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Cheers Chris, I’ll have a look at that.Posted 3 years ago
The way it’s going at the moment I would bring some skis !Posted 3 years ago
Too right! Was up on Simon’s Seat at Bolton Abbey today, whole bag full of snow by the time I’d fnished lunch.Posted 3 years ago
Respect for getting out at all today, I would have looked out of the window this morning (currently living nr Gargrave) and jacked it in. It would be rude not to do Pen Y Gent, Ingleborough and/or Whernside whilst your here. Much of them is sanitised path, but not a bad thing at this time of year. have you done the Gordale Scar / malham cove circuit?Posted 3 years ago
You can walk from Malham to Settle over the tops in a couple of hours. Nice walk too.Posted 3 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
3/4 of the way up Sutton Bank would be a good place to watch on Sunday IF you could perhaps?Posted 3 years ago
Did the Settle Wheelers time trial tonight. The weather and the views were fantastic
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Did the Malhan/Goredale loop yesterday but my mother was not up for climbing up the scar – wondering whether that’s worth going back to tomorrow afternoon, or to do Pen y Gent or Ingleborough instead?
I’ll be back in Scotland by sunday, but depending on the weather on Friday walking across might be ok.Posted 3 years ago
Rain’s coming in this morning. PenyGhent is the ‘quickest’ of the 3 Peaks, but you’ll have to get your skates on.
Quite literally, perhaps, watch out for ice!Posted 3 years ago
We’re doing a gentle walk this morning, so I wouldn’t’t be going out on my own until lunchtime, and as you say, it doesn’t look very nice 🙁 . It’ll be there another day of course.Posted 3 years ago
Janet’s Foss is very nice for a short amble.Posted 3 years ago
Rain? You’ll be lucky, snowing hard now 🙂Posted 3 years ago
We’re planning to venture over Conisborough way but cant seem to see anything about expected times. Does anyone have a link?Posted 3 years ago
Whereabouts are you Captain? Sunny out now, was thinking of trying to sneak a quick ride in before the snowpocalypse.Posted 3 years ago
Janet’s Foss is very nice for a short amble.
ThanksPosted 3 years ago
We’re planning to venture over Conisborough way but cant seem to see anything about expected times. Does anyone have a link?
Thanks, obviously couldn’t see it for lookingPosted 3 years ago
Yellow weather warning tonight for snow until 10am tomorrow 😆Posted 3 years ago
Welcome to Yorkshire!
Hope they take it easy down over Dibbles Bridge.Posted 3 years ago
Oh it’s looking nice and snowy out there today, still coming down hard too !
Posted 3 years ago
Going to be a challenging day. For spectators too. Snowing hard in the Dales right now.Posted 3 years ago
Weirdly as soon as you drop any altitude it turns to rain and there is no snow 🙁Posted 3 years ago
I drove across the top from Airton and it was fine, bit slushy but no dramas. The rugby club is being used as a car park. Now then, cake’o’clock…Posted 3 years agoallthegearMember
Apparently, Gary Verity says take an extra coat 🙂
RachelPosted 3 years ago
Hmmm…I’m considering putting my hood up.Posted 3 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
In Doncaster tomorrow they are setting up a fanzone on the town field next to the finish of women’s, men’s and sportive. Just over the field from my house so I’ll be there.
Some of the women’s teams came over on the Rotterdam ferry to Hull with me last night, Giant Alpecin team were setting up bikes on the dockside to ride up to Beverley. They didn’t look very impressed with the 3 degrees and 40mph wind as they stepped out of the campervan in Lycra. “Welcome to Yorkshire” we helpfully added as we rode past.Posted 3 years ago
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