When you ride in Yorkshire, particularly the Dales, you have to be prepared to go uphill. It’s where you find stunning vistas, and, often, very little traffic. The White Rose Classic routes are designed to give you a taste of the local countryside, so you need to be prepared to “enjoy” some climbing. Take it in stride and you’ll be amply rewarded! All routes share the first 30 miles over Norwood Edge to the Grassington feed station, as well as the final 15 miles down the Wharfe Valley and over the popular Langbar climb. The Medium and Long Routes share the tough Albert Hill climb out of Settle, but get there via separate routes over different climbs.