Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

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Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby BobTheCyclist » 27 Apr 2014, 8:24pm


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

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



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Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby awparker » 28 Apr 2014, 8:01am

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


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Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby pedalsheep » 28 Apr 2014, 9:34am

+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.
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Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby Mick F » 28 Apr 2014, 10:30am

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

Highly recommended.
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Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby NickJohn » 28 Apr 2014, 6:06pm

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:

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Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby keyboardmonkey » 28 Apr 2014, 8:44pm

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

Safe storage and huge breakfast. Nearer to the pubs than Travelodge. Not sure if it changed hands since though.

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Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby NickJohn » 29 Apr 2014, 12:17am

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!

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Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby Sweep » 29 Apr 2014, 10:47am

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 :)

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Re: Cycle friendly accomodation in Skipton

Postby PJ520 » 5 May 2014, 8:05am

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.
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