A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire

An illustrated guide to the route of Le Tour Yorkshire

Author: Heather Dawe

Signed Hardback publication date: 06 Mar 2014

Hardback publication date: 06 Mar 2014

Signed Hardback ISBN: 9781906148911

Hardback ISBN: 9781906148911

Inspired by Yorkshire's landscape and history, A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire is an illustrated guide to the route of Le Tour Yorkshire – the start of the 2014 Tour de France, by cyclist, writer and artist Heather Dawe. It is a guide to riding the route, to the sights along the way and to the rich cycling heritage found on Yorkshire's roads.

In July 2014 the greatest cycle race in the world visited God’s Own County of Yorkshire. The 101st edition of the Tour De France started in Leeds and spent two days cycling over 240 miles through the county. Inspired by Yorkshire’s wonderful landscape and history A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire is an illustrated guide to the route of Le Tour Yorkshire, by cyclist, writer and artist Heather Dawe. It is a guide to riding the route, to the sights and landscape seen along the way and to the rich cycling heritage found on Yorkshire’s roads. Beautifully illustrated with Heather’s paintings, the route is brought to life. On the first day Le Tour departed from Leeds into the rolling scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, past the breweries of Masham to finish in the spa town of Harrogate. Day two began in the historic city of York, from where it explored the industrial valleys of the South Pennines, skirting the Peak District before finishing in the steel city of Sheffield. A Bicycle Ride in Yorkshire is an essential read for any cycling, Tour de France or Yorkshire aficionado.

Heather Dawe is one of the UK’s leading endurance athletes, having competed and won at Elite level in many mountain marathons, such as the LAMM and the OMM. She holds the female record for the Old County Tops fell race in the Lake District, won the Helvellyn triathlon in 2007, and has run the Bob Graham Round in under 22 hours. She has finished first female in the Fred Whitton Challenge twice, and in 2008 won the renowned Three Peaks Cyclo-cross. After growing up in Bristol, she has lived in West Yorkshire since she was 18. She spends her days working as a statistician and systems architect in Leeds and lives with her partner and their young daughter. She is also a talented artist – visit www.heatherdawe.co.uk to see her artwork.

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