View from Sutton Bank, where road climbs to a steep 140 metres.

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North York Moors National Park

Inland from the North Yorkshire coast, the wild and windswept North York Moors rise in desolate splendour. Three-quarters of all the world's heather moorland is found in Britain, and this is the largest expanse in England. Ridge-top roads climb up from lush green valleys to the bleak open moors, where weather-beaten stone crosses mark the lines of ancient roadways. In summer, heather blooms in billowing drifts of purple haze.


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Yorkshire has terrain for whatever type of cycling you're into © Wig Worland / Getty Images

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