Cycling Holidays


Ride The Route of The Tour De Yorkshire

Earby Hostel is the perfect location for a cycling holiday. We’re right on the border of Yorkshire and the Ribble Valley, with access to fantastic cycling routes, including The Tour de Yorkshire, right from the doorstep!


We’re big into cycling here at Earby Hostel, and take every opportunity to put foot to pedal and get out on our bikes. We’ve made sure to make our hostel cycling-friendly, whether you’re coming with a big group or travelling solo.

At The Hostel You’ll Find…

  • Secure bike storage for up to 25 bikes
  • Private car park
  • 21 beds across 4 rooms
  • Comfortable lounge and dining rooms
  • Well equipped kitchen for self-catering
  • Optional breakfast and evening meals provided by Matt
  • Wildlife Garden – ideal for games, BBQ, relaxing after a long ride

We welcome university cycling groups, cycling clubs, groups of friends and solo riders. Road cycling and mountain biking friendly.


Please call us to find out availability and costs for your group.

Southampton University Cycle Club Review

cycling routes

tour de yorkshire

In 2020 nearby Skipton will be a host town in the 2020 Tour De Yorkshire! The annual Tour De Yorkshire which has taken place every year since 2015, a year after the Tour De France started here in 2014. The 2020 sportive ride will take place on 3rd May. Look at the route and sign up here:

The Pennine Bridleway
The Pennine Bridleway

The Pennine Bridleway offers cyclists the opportunity to explore 205 miles of the Pennines’ ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newly created bridleways.

Read this brilliant blog by Rob Lee who cycled the Pennine Bridleway out and back unsupported in just under 27 hours. Rob’s Blog

Steven Burke Sports Hub

The Steven Burke Sports Hub is a 1.1km road circuit laid within the boundary of Swinden playing fields in the heart of Pendle.

The circuit is 1052.5metres in length, measured round the inside edge. The velodrome shaped section is 255metres in length. There are four cut-throughs allowing it to be used by 3 distinct groups for training purposes.

The road cycling circuit is open for FREE public use and safe from traffic, but you can book it for private sessions.

White Rose Classic

The White Rose Classic is a premier Yorkshire sportive organised and supported by the all-volunteer Ilkley Cycling Club.

There are three distances to choose from depending on your experience, fitness and challenges! The three routes cover seven named climbs, numerous hills and endless bumps as well as some smooth road to really get your speed up!

Gisburn Forest

Cycling and mountain biking trails at Gisburn Forest and Stocks: Whether you’ve just bought your first bike or you’re happy shredding through rock gardens, Gisburn Forest offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling.

Haworth Cobbles

There’s no official website for Haworth Cobbles, so we’ve included a link to a Cycling Plus article in which Guy Kesteven recollects his 45 mile punishing route along the Yorkshire pavé.

There’s nothing like rolling down a steep cobbled path, getting the blood flowing and losing all feeling from your brain to your bum!

The Great Tour of Pendle

View The Official Route PDF

The ‘Grand Tour of Pendle’ Cycle Route will take you through rugged Pennine
moorland, and on towards the rural splendour of the Ribble Valley before returning
amidst the industrial heritage of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Corridor.

Not for beginners!