LS41 / 2014 Tour de France Stage 1

175km Harrogate loop

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2932 metres of climbing in 175km around the Yorkshire Dales it's a tough ride.

The first climb out of Buckden hugs the side of the valley at 6 -8% then rears up over the top at 12 - 15 %. Fortunately this is followed by an amazing winding descent into a lovely Dale.

Hawes is where Buttertubs kicks off. A series of false summits reach the top of the Swaledale Valley, where a fast twisty descent returns to river level.

The stunning road along the river twists & turns, eventually reaching the last hill which pulls up steeply to a moorland plateau.

On the top of the moor the road is winding and spectacular.

A series of small but steep climbs & descents deliver you to the final long slow climb back into Harrogate.

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