The Cycling Centre Station Yard Settle N Yorkshire BD24 9RP
01729 824 419
Bike rides & cycle tours in the beautiful Forest of Bowland. Off the Rails offers one day bike hire and 2/3 day tours with accommodation. Hire a hybrid multi-geared bike for a day out in the Forest of Bowland or join one of the self-guided tours. The self guided tours include the ‘Gourmet Grand Tour’ and the ‘Pub Pedlar’. Mountain Bike Taster Days and Learn to Mountain Bike Weekends in Gisburn Forest.
'While working towards the Green Tourism Business Award we realised that, although we were operating perhaps the greenest form of tourism possible, we had a number of opportunities to pass on the message to our visitors. Our route sheets were an ideal place to inform people of the importance of maintaining the Bowland environment and keeping it alive. Our message "Whatever you take out with you, bring it back again" was included, together with information about the various environmental schemes that are in operation.'
Visitor experiences – all the extra touches!
Wildlife watching - opportunities onsite for excellent wildlife watching
Cycling - excellent opportunities from our door including bike storage facilities
Public transport - good provision of public transport around your business for those wanting to visit without bringing a car
What's green about ....
Here at Off the Rails we work hard to minimise the harmful effects and maximise the benefits our activities have on the environment. Encouraging visitors to arrive by train and explore by bike is a small contribution towards combating the problems and harm caused by motor traffic. We support Sustrans, the National Cycle Network creators in their ongoing work to open up the country to cyclists. We also support the Dales Millenium Trust formed in 1997, to help support the environmental, social and economic well-being of the Yorkshire Dales.