The Yorkshire Dales
These photos were taken during a coast-to-coast cycling trip across England. I cycled from Morecambe on the Irish Sea via Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales (where we camped) to Bridlington on the North Sea. More details of the trip itself are to be found under 2008 Bike Tours.

Start of stage 1 in
Morecambe: The traditional
dipping of the rear wheel
in the Irish Sea

Cycling along Morecambe
sea front in search of
the Eric Moorecambe
memorial statue

Stage 1:
Ribblehead Viaduct on the
Settle to Carlisle railway

End of Stage 1:
A well-deserved
Eccles Cake

A rest day due to
very low cloud

Stage 2: Oxnop
The first hill on the
mountain stage

Stage 2: Sheep
get everywhere, they
are like the sacred cows in India

Stage 2: Signs
like this are to be
found everywhere

Stage 2: Tann Hill Inn
MAMBA country -
Miles And Miles of Bugger All

Stage 2: Tan Hill Inn
Britain's highest pub

Stage 2: Tann Hill Inn
Sheep like beer
too you know

Stage 2: Stone walls
and stone barns
in Swaledale

Stage 2: Another
view of Swaledale

Stage 2:
The road up to
Buttertubs Pass

Stage 2:
Buttertubs Pass

Stage 2: The pass
takes its name from these
natural shafts where monks used
to store butter in summer

Stage 2: Fleet Moss
The steepest hill - it reached 30%!

Stage 2: Fleet Moss
Looking towards Ingleborough

Stage 2: Semer Water

Stage 3: Blues skies
leaving the dales

Stage 3: Start of a 110-mile trip -
with a headwind all day!

End of stage 3 in
Bridlington: The traditional
dipping of the front wheel
in the North Sea