Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)

Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby BobTheCyclist » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:24 pm

Hello

Does anyone know of a cycle friendly hotel/B&B in Skipton please?

(and if so, is it close to the Leeds Liverpool canal)


thanks


Bob
BobTheCyclist
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:49 pm

Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby awparker » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:01 am

I have always found Travelodges very helpful when arriving by bike and there is one such on the northern outskirts of Skipton at the A65/A59 roundabout quite near the canal. There are plenty of places to eat in the town and I would particularly recommend Bizzie Lizzy's fish and chip shop where the A6069 crosses the canal

Alan
awparker
 
Posts: 131
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:34 pm

Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby pedalsheep » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:34 am

+1 for the Travel Lodge. I stayed there with 3 fellow cyclists a couple of years ago and they were fine about taking bikes into your room.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
Frank J Urry, Salute to Cycling, 1956.
User avatar
pedalsheep
 
Posts: 585
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:57 pm

Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby Mick F » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:30 am

I stayed in Gargrave in 2011 for a couple of nights. Just along from Skipton.
The Old Swan Inn.
01756 749232

Highly recommended.
Mick F. Cornwall
User avatar
Mick F
Spambuster
 
Posts: 29661
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:24 am
Location: Tamar Valley, Cornwall

Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby NickJohn » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:06 pm

As someone who is from Skipton, although one who lives abroad now, I think the Travelodge just north of town is a great idea. 20 minutes walk into town. Bizzie Lizzie's is a very good fish and chip shop, although good kebabs can be had elsewhere (name of establishment escapes me but it's Turkish run, unsurprisingly). There are stacks of good pubs on the High Street, Woolly Sheep, Black Horse, Red Lion to name 3, and one I think will really appeal to cyclists, called the Narrow Boat, which is up a side street off the High Street. Skipton is a great little place and I'd be surprised if a visitor disliked it.

When I visit Skipton next year I think I'll stay in the Travelodge. I'd forgotten it was there so thank for reminding me. One thing, though, you say they allow bicycles in the rooms. Do you think they'd let me take my motorbike in? :lol:
NickJohn
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:52 pm

Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby keyboardmonkey » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:44 pm

This place was friendly enough when I stayed there a few years ago:

http://www.dalesgatelodge.co.uk/

Safe storage and huge breakfast. Nearer to the pubs than Travelodge. Not sure if it changed hands since though.
User avatar
keyboardmonkey
 
Posts: 166
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:05 pm
Location: Yorkshire

Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby NickJohn » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:17 am

Dalesgate Lodge. Forgotten about it. That's the one, folks. And very close to where I was brought up. Secure parking to boot. That's where I'll be going. Good value too. Don't block the car park up with all your bicycles!
NickJohn
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:52 pm

Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby Sweep » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:47 am

Skipton's a great place - found it pretty boring as a kid but you change with age.

I think it recently came top in one of those (admittedly dubious) list things - best place to live in the entire country - in the Times maybe.

Yes some good pubs.

Also a decent Wetherspoons in a fine old building.

Thanks for the tip on Bizzie Lizzie's folks - have often seen crowds of people piling in but never tried it - I'm not from Skipton by the way and don't live there but get there fairly often.

Two good bike shops as well - wandered into one a while ago and found someone behind the counter I knew from the London cycling scene - small world, or maybe everyone just ends up in Skipton eventually :)
Sweep
(formerly Portland)
User avatar
Sweep
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:57 pm
Location: London

Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby Pete Jack » Mon May 05, 2014 8:05 am

Last January I stayed in the Woolly Sheep. They did an excellent B & B. I'd been sent there from Heriots opposite the station because they were fully booked (this is in January mind). They said this was quite normal so you may want to be sure to book ahead. Both these places are handy for the canal. Be aware that the towpath from Skipton to Gargrave is lousy for road bikes.
Pete Jack
 
Posts: 378
Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:49 pm
Location: Seattle WA USA


Return to Touring & Expedition

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dave855 and 4 guests