ONE of the presenters of ITV’s Cycle Show and author of the ‘100 Greatest Climbs’ series of books is partnering up with Yorkshire based company, Yorkshire Velo Tours.

Starting in May, cycling enthusiasts will have the opportunity to go on a ride with Simon Warren and tackle some of Yorkshire’s famous hills, many which have now been used in the Tour de France and the Tour de Yorkshire.

In the cycling world Simon Warren is well known for his series of books on cycling climbs. Since the release of the first edition in 2010 Simon has written 11 further guides to hills from Scotland to the Pyrenees together with appearing on numerous TV shows, hosting talks, guiding rides and spending hours and hours riding up hill. He has recently moved ‘up north’ from London and now resides in Yorkshire, one of his favourite cycling locations.

The new venture with Yorkshire Velo Tours, who operate cycling tours and events in Yorkshire, will allow cyclists to meet Simon and ride the hills of Yorkshire. Charles Oxtoby from Yorkshire Velo Tours said: “We are delighted to partner up with Simon and draw on his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for riding up hills! Non cyclists might be bemused, but to most cyclists the challenge of riding famous hills and the exhilaration of making it to the top is an amazing and satisfying experience”.

Simon Warren has devised several routes in the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. Simon Warren said: “I have always loved cycling in Yorkshire and really look forward to showing riders some of my favourite climbs on a day out that your legs and lungs will never forget through some of the best scenery in Britain.”

Yorkshire Velo Tours will support the rides, with mechanical support, a support vehicle and offer options for accommodation for those staying over in Yorkshire.

To find out more or book a ride go to, email or phone 07710 550237