Another bank holiday weekend, another chance to explore some more of the UK before we head back. This time it was the Yorkshire Dales - starting point for the 2014 Tour de France. We headed up on the train to Leeds on the Friday where we picked up a hire car and headed to our B n B in Skipton where were staying for the weekend. Saturday morning we picked up some very nice (and expensive) road bikes for the weekend. The weather wasn't very nice but we headed off undeterred. We biked some of the same route of the Tour de France (only 24km compared to their 190km!) we then took a turn and headed back to Skipton via the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway. At this point it started to rain which made the ride back a bit slower (as did the very large hill which we battled up!). We arrived back in Skipton and headed out for a well-deserved red wine and pizza. It was then time to picke up some local beers which we tried (one was even a New Zealand - Yorkshire combination!) that afternoon before we headed to a nice country pub for dinner. The next day we drove to Bolton Abbey for a walk. The weather again wasn't the greatest but there wasn't too much rain. Our walk took us through some boggy paddocks before joining up with a river walk. While we couldn't see one of the attractions around here (the stepping stones which were under a bit of water due to high rainfall) we did visit the remains of Bolton Priory (an old church) which was very impressive. Three hours later we finished our walk and headed to the pub for a Sunday roast. Once we came out the rain had started up again so by the time we got to the car and back to the B n B we were in need of a nice relaxing bath. The next day we took a drive most of the way through the Dales and ended up in Hawes. We had a walk around here and stopped in at the Wensleydale Creamery where we tried a number of different cheeses. It was then back to Leeds to return the car and take the train back to London.