Welcome to the Inside Yorkshire Podcast. A podcast full of stories and tales from the people of Yorkshire. On today’s episode, we talk to Stu Price, the owner of Dales Bike Centre in Swaledale, to talk about bikes, bikes, and more bikes!
The Tour de France really opened up a lot of opportunities when it came to Yorkshire in 2014. The cycling legacy has been the annual Tour de Yorkshire which commenced the following year in 2015. The Ard Rock Enduro Festival is also a regular event taking place now the 6th year in Swaledale.
The Yorkshire hills is surely a challenging route to take for professional cyclists. But it isn’t just the terrain, many enthusiasts are starting to take notice of how fantastic the way of life is and how the people are. Stu didn’t ever plan to move into Swaledale but he loved the countryside and decided to stay. He and his wife built the Dales Bike Centre, which is very popular with visitors who want to explore the place.
The cycling community is indeed growing and Stu is more than happy to share how it has developed ever since the 2014 Tour de France. So make sure to tune in for more stories!
ABOUT THE HOST
Susan has been living in Yorkshire for over 30 years.She is passionate about the county she has adopted as her home and she never ceases to be amazed at the wealth of talent ‘Inside Yorkshire’ and the tales that people tell.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Stu Price moved to Yorkshire and initially worked for the Youth Hostel Association. This led to a small business, hiring out mountain bikes and guiding rides. This rapidly expanded and he now has the Dales Bike Centre in Swaledale which he runs with his wife Brenda.
Little did they know, when they began with this enterprise, that biking would become so phenomenally popular in the area. The Tour de France in 2014 rode right past their door and now they host major cycling events with thousands of participants taking part annually.
Stu Price (GUEST)
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