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23 Reasons Why Yorkshire Is Officially The Best Place For Cycling

Well, you guys were the ones that voted...

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There are a whole host of reasons why Yorkshire is now the cream of the crop for cycle enthusiasts. From the best hills to the finest pit-stop cuisine, it has got all your cycling needs covered.

With the route of the Tour de Yorkshire being revealed next week, why not get yourself as excited as those Yorkshiremen? Aye up…

1) It beat Edinburgh, Barcelona and Venice to be the Tour de France host

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2) Which means, it’s officially better than this:

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3) Yorkshire people are the happiest people in the country

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4) And it has already been proven that they will like you better than the grumpies down south…

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Clearly proven by Buzzfeed, Yorkshire will go those extra miles to make sure you feel very welcome on your saddle.

5) As the Tour de France showed us, the farmers will be sure to give you the most enthusiastic welcome.

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6) No-one will care about you clogging up the road

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7) There aren’t many cars to get in your way either…

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8) So, naturally, the air is fresher too…

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9) You can laugh at the place names to get you through the hard times

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10) Then for your pit stop, it has it’s own tea…

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11) And puddings of course…

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12) It’s own cake too…

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13) And is home to Britain’s best beer

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14) Which will be cheap as chips…

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15) It also has some of the best cycle cafes

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16) It’s the biggest county. So plenty of routes to choose from…

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17) Yorkshire has proper hills…

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18) And Britain’s highest pub waiting at the top

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19) It has the best views to go with the hard climbs

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20) And gave birth to some cycling legends

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21) You get mountain biking…

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22) Trial biking…

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23) As well as the road cycling

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You’re telling me that Yorkshire int’ the one?

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