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GRANTLEY HALL

Ripon - North Yorkshire
AUGUST 13 2022
$245.90

We're celebrating the very best of Yorkshire with a one-day joyride exploring the Dales, re-tracing roads from the 2019 UCI World Championships and some of the iconic climbs ridden in the 2014 Grand Départ, alongside the King of the Cafe Ride, Matt Stephens. Beginning at Grantley Hall, a luxury getaway hidden in the Dales, you'll enjoy breakfast alongside your fellow joyriders, before rolling through the country lanes towards Cold Bath Clubhouse, where a meze of cold cuts, small plates and refreshing beers await. Post-ride, melt into recovery mode in the tranquillity of Grantley Hall’s state-of-the-art Three Graces Spa, before an al fresco dining treat in the Norton Courtyard, with a Taste of Yorkshire menu, celebrating the region’s finest produce.

STAGES

YORKSHIRE ITINERARY /

8:30AM - 10:00AM

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Start the day at the stunning Grantley Hall with bacon sandwiches and coffee alongside Matt Stephens and your fellow joyriders.

10:00AM - 2:30PM

YORKSHIRE DALES JOYRIDE

Hit the road with Matt Stephens and enjoy a stunning joyride venturing through country lanes, parts of the 2019 World Championships and iconic climbs from the 2014 Tour de France. Mid-ride we'll stop off at Cold Bath Brewing’s Barcuterie for a cold beer and a beautiful meze selection. There will be a choice of three routes, designed to suit the needs of all riding abilities.

2:30PM - 5:00PM

RECHARGE

Relax in the luxury surrounds of Grantley Hall, taking advantage of their state-of-the-art gym facilities before melting into recovery mode in the tranquil Three Graces Spa.


5:00PM - 8:00PM

A TASTE OF YORKSHIRE

Enjoy a Laurent-Perrier champagne reception from 5pm before a 2-course Taste of Yorkshire served by the team at Grantley Hall in the beautiful Norton Courtyard.

TEAM

MATT STEPHENS
LEAD RIDER

MATT STEPHENS

BIO
Monica Dew
TEAM RIDER

Monica Dew

BIO
Chris Lillywhite
TEAM RIDER

Chris Lillywhite

BIO
“Beautiful roads, great people and the most indulgent post-ride meal I have ever eaten. I'm looking forward to another day of Joyriding in the future."

PAUL - LONDON

"A stunning day of riding and an evening of fine dining. I could get used to Joyriding"

LYNNE - KENT

DESTINATION

OUR BASE

GRANTLEY HALL

A hidden jewel nestled deep into the Yorkshire Dales, Grantley Hall is hailed as one of Britain's finest houses. First built as a grand, private family home in the 17th century, this historic getaway offers the most tranquil escape in the English countryside. Proudly sitting on the banks of the River Skell, its beauty runs through not just the exterior, but the opulent hotel, stunning spa, multiple fine-dining restaurants, and the surrounding English Heritage listed Japanese Gardens. 

RIDING

RIDE THE DALES

Renowned for its passionate fans, spectacular climbs and a Grand Départ that Le Tour fans will never forget, “God's Own Country” is celebrated as a cycling haven around the world. Conquer the undulating hills and valleys of the dales, re-tracing some of the roads from the 2019 UCI World Championships and 2014 Tour de France with Matt Stephens on your wheel.

DINING

A TASTE OF YORKSHIRE

From the coastal roads, to the quaint villages deep into the Dales, the landscape is just as rich and diverse as the culinary delights found across Yorkshire. Award-winning produce grown amid the Dales are rich pickings for Michelin-star restaurants and gastropubs across the UK. Pair that with a bubbling natural wine and craft beer scence, and you’ve got the recipe for a mouth-watering culinary tour. Enjoy both the fine dining exploits of Grantley Hall’s, Fletchers restaurant, and 'Cold Bath Brewing’s Barcuterie’, a cheese, wine, charcuterie and of course, craft beer bar.
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