Welcome to 3 Peaks Cycles, situated on Settle Market Place. A quick look at a map confirms that we are in the heart of magnificent cycling country for both on and off road enthusiasts. The Way of the Roses goes right past the front door, the Settle Loop does the same. The route of the Yorkshire’s Grand Depart is accessible from here and the Tour de Yorkshire is rumoured to be coming through Settle again in 2018, just as it did in 2016. Our namesake, the gruelling 3 Peaks Cyclocross Race, held every September, starts just up the road at Helwith Bridge.
Our staff are all riders – from competitive to social, on road and off road, so we know the local trails and roads really well and can advise where the best places are to ride. We’re 15 minutes from the excellent trails at Gisburn Forest and 45 minutes from Grizedale in the Lakes. This area is a real hotspot for mountain bikers and road bikers who love the wide open quiet roads heading up towards Ribblehead Viaduct and beyond.
Our café opens in Spring 2017 making us a hub for all things cycling in the area. Our coffee is locally roasted and food is locally sourced. We have a huge range of over 100 bikes, clothing for all weathers and accessories to totally pimp your ride, as well as a superbly equipped workshop. We have equipment to suit all types and levels of rider, whatever they need.
If you don’t have a bike or need to hire one, we stock the complete size range of the very capable Genesis Core 20 hardtails, great for trail centre routes or a canter around the local roads. Maps of our local area, with some of our favourite routes detailed, are provided, so you can go straight to the best bits of this special corner of the Yorkshire Dales. For a little extra you can take one of our full suspension Orange or Saracen demo bikes out for a spin – and then deduct the money spent from the cost of a shiny new one. Check out our online shop – see the link on this page.
Every Wednesday evening, come rain or shine and well into the dark evenings, 3 Peaks Cycles organises an off-road ride somewhere in the local area. We attract a really varied group with new people coming along all the time, but all with that beautiful common ground; a love of hitting the trails.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of stock or where this week’s ride will be heading. If you Check In on Facebook, you could earn a 5% discount.