Way of the Roses Itinerary
The first day is your arrival day and cycling begins the following morning. Details of your accommodation will be provided and we will meet for an evening meal if you are able to attend. Cycling begins at 9.00 the following morning to allow a nice pace for the first days ride to Settle.
Thu 11th - Mon 15th October 2012 - Places available
Wed 15th - Sun 19th May 2013 - Places available
Wed 25th - Sun 29th September 2013 - Places available
Day 1 Arrive Morecambe
Arrive at the traditional English seaside resort of Morecambe where we will get together ready for our adventure.
Day 2 Morecambe to Settle
Departing from Morecambe Bay the route passes through the historic city of Lancaster before passing through the picturesque Lune Valley to Hornby. Cycling through the Forest of Bowland to Clapham and into the Yorkshire Dales National Park offers more spectacular scenery before arriving at the charming town of Settle where we will spend our first night.
Day 3 Settle – Ripon
This hilly yet rewarding day ride sees us passing the highest point of the route at 402m near Greenhow. The Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty is amongst the most scenic section of the ride and Pateley Bridge is a hidden gem and makes a fine stop for lunch. As we continue east the route becomes less demanding as we leave the hills behind to arrive at the Cathedral city of Ripon.
Day 4 Ripon – Pocklington
A nice flat day's ride takes us into the Vale of York through green fields and farmland and onto the historic city of York which is a fine place to visit. We will pass York Minster and cycle alongside the River Ouse before taking to cycle paths and quiet country lanes to the small town of Pocklington. Although the mileage is quite high the terrain is flat which makes for an easy penultimate days ride.
Day 5 Pocklington – Bridlington
Into the Yorkshire Wolds the scenery becomes more spectacular before the fantastic descent away from Huggate. Another flat section passes through Driffield and Burton Agnes before a few undulations to test the legs. The final stretch passes through Bridlingtons old town before reaching the promenade and the end of the adventure.