Bed yourself and your bike down for the night…

After a hard day on the road or trail, you need somewhere to rest up where you and your bike will be secure.

In Otley we have a selection of quaint B&Bs, a larger hotel, rooms above pubs and even a historic cycling campsite that dates from the turn of the 20th century. See here for more places to stay in the town… but the below offer something a little different for our cycling friends.

Clarion Lodge Camp

Clarion Lodge is a glampsite and campsite overlooking Otley from the heady heights of the Chevin. The campsite has a long association with cycling – originating from 1908, it was the first home of the then newly-formed Yorkshire Union, part of the Clarion Cycling Club that itself dates from 1895. Today it welcomes tents, caravans and motorhomes, with ten hard standings with electric hook up, tent area, ladies and gents toilet/shower block with free hot water and wash-up facilities in our communal Log Cabin. For those looking for something a little more comfortable, there are Big Chief Wigwam Cabins, offering glamping in fully heated wood cabins. Each can sleeps a family of up to five and includes comfy mattresses, heating, lighting, electric sockets, fridge, kettle, microwave and toaster.

W Chevin Rd, Menston, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 6BG

www.clarionlodgecampsite.co.uk

01943 876300

Dowgill House

Offering an atmosphere of traditional Merrie England, Dowgill House welcomes recreational visitors to Wharfedale and business travellers alike. The Georgian Grade II town house, dating back to 1753, is situated in the heart of the market town of Otley. Sympathetically renovated between March and November 2008 and retaining many of the original features and charm of its long history, Dowgill House offers quality individually designed and furnished en-suite accommodation.

For cyclists

Dowgill House has been a long-standing favourite location of cyclists. It offers secure bike storage in a rear walled garden. While there is no drying room, Tim and Helen do their best to help cyclists meet their needs.

Dowgill House, 5-7 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 3AB

www.dowgillhouse.co.uk

01943 850836

Otley Chevin B&B

Pelstone Cobbles, the home of Otley Chevin B&B, is a beautiful, converted Coach House and stables situated on the side of the Chevin overlooking Otley. Set in six acres of garden and woodland less than a mile from Otley town centre and with its own gate on to Chevin Forest Park.  Offering three elegant suites with private and en-suite bath and shower rooms, Egyptian cotton bed linen, luxurious toiletries, bath robes, TV, Wi-Fi and a selection of complementary refreshments.

For cyclists

Otley Chevin B&B provides an outdoor tap/hose for those wishing to wash down their bikes after a ride. There is also secure cycle storage. While there is no drying room, owner Belinda is happy to offer a quick wash and tumble dry facility for visitors.

Otley Chevin B&B, Pelstone Cobbles, East Chevin Road, Otley, LS21 3BN

www.otleychevinbandb.co.uk

01943-968296