Way of the Roses (4 day)

The Way of the Roses tour done over 4 days averages at 43 miles a day. If you would prefer a more challenging ride then please see our 3 day version.

The price for the 4 day Way of the Roses tour is £465.00 per person if you are sharing a twin or double room or £565.00 if you have a single room or £615 for sole occupancy of a double room each day. Accommodation is in good standard hotels, B&B’s and country pubs.

At the end of the tour you can return home from Bridlington station or we can take you back to Morecambe if you left your car at your accommodation. There is always a good camaraderie during the trip and we aim to facilitate a relaxed, friendly & memorable Way of the Roses tour.

At the end of the tour at Bridlington you can choose to be transferred back to the start point along with your bike. If you choose the return transfer option please add £65.00 to the total tour price. You can view a few photos from one of our latest tours by clicking here – 4 Day WOTR Photos

2020 Tour dates:

Wed 6th – Sun 10th May 2020Tour Full

Wed 19th – Sun 23rd August 2020 Only 1 male sharing space available

2021 Tour date:

Wed 28th July – Sun 1st August 2021Places Available

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2020 Tour dates:

Wed 6th – Sun 10th May 2020Tour Full

Wed 19th – Sun 23rd August 2020 Only 1 male sharing space available

2021 Tour date:

Wed 28th July – Sun 1st August 2021Places Available

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Way of the Roses (4 day) Route

Arrival Day – Wed: Arrive Morecambe
Arrive at the traditional English seaside resort of Morecambe where we will get together, ready for our adventure.

Day 1 – Thurs: Morecambe to Settle (35 miles) Elevation: 1898ft / 578m
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 2 – Fri: Settle to Ripon (35 miles) Elevation: 3877ft / 1181m
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 3 – Sat: Ripon to Pocklington (49 miles) Elevation: 574ft / 174m  
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 4 – Sun: Pocklington to Bridlington (43 miles) Elevation: 1466ft / 446m
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 around 3pm and the end of the adventure.

A coach will take some back to Morecambe whilst a taxi will take others to Bridlington station (including your bikes). If you choose to go back to Morecambe, then you should arrive around 6pm

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What’s Included?

The tour price includes 4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, full trip support including a tour leader that cycles with the group, back up van with spare parts and a few spare bikes, detailed route notes and maps so that you can cycle at your own pace and luggage transfer each day.

What’s Not Included?

Evening meals, cycle hire, transport to Morecambe, transport from Bridlington.

Group Size

The group will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 25 people. We feel that this size of group works best as there will always be enough in the group for some good company but there won’t be so many people that it becomes overcrowded.


You will stay in a variety of places in a mixture of 3 – 4 star B&B’s, country pubs and hotels. All the places that we stay have been carefully selected on grounds of character, location, comfort and cleanliness. Hot showers will always be available so that you can get cleaned up and relax after a long day on the saddle.


All of your breakfasts are included in the price of the trip. You will have a choice of full English, toast, cereals, fruit juices, tea, coffee etc. Lunches are also provided each day at a local cafe. We will meet each evening at a local pub for an evening meal (not included in the price).

Back up

An experienced tour leader will cycle with you each day and be on hand to help with any bike problems that may occur. You will have detailed route notes so that you can go slower or faster than the leader if you prefer or you can cycle behind the tour leader so that you don’t have to navigate at all.

A back up van will leap frog the group a number of times each day so that help is never far away. We carry a range of spare parts so that repairs can be made en-route and we will have a spare bike available in the event that your bike has a serious breakdown.

Your baggage will be transferred for you each day and will be waiting for you at your accommodation when you arrive.


We highly recommend that you use a bike that you are used to and feel comfortable riding. Your bike should be fully serviced and in good condition before you start, this will reduce the risk of mechanical problems and unnecessary stoppages along the way. It should be noted that if you have your bike serviced before the tour then it is a good idea to ride it a few times to allow things to ‘bed in’ before joining the tour. Either a road bike or a touring bike is preferable. We have a range of road and touring bikes available for hire if you don’t have your own bike. We will take your bike over for you if you bring it to us before hand and we will take it back for you at the end of the tour as well (free of charge if you drop off and pick up or we can box the bike and post it to you for a charge). Please note that Peak Tours will not be held responsible for any damage cause in the transportation of the bikes, problems are very rare indeed and we have a very safe, tried and tested system. Any bikes with DI gears need to bring their chargers with them for the trip and riders also need to be aware that it may be necessary to remove the saddle and in some cases with DI gears, unplug the cable (although we try to avoid this). We also remove the front wheel of most bikes being transported and place them in wheel bags, if anyone has a wheel that requires a specific tool you would need to provide that too please.


This tour is suitable for someone with a reasonable level of fitness and who wants a challenge. If you do plenty of training beforehand you should have no problem completing the ride.

It must be stressed that a good amount of training before the ride will make your tour much more enjoyable and ensure that you finish your ride. We are always happy to advise you about training plans in preparation for the ride.

Clothing & equipment

Clothing for all weathers is recommended so waterproofs are essential. Kit list provided.

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How do I get to Morecambe?

The easiest way to get to Morecambe is by car or by train. The is a train station in Morecambe itself and trains run here from Lancaster, which is a large mainline station, very regularly. We can pick you and your cycle up when you arrive on the Wednesday.  To get to Morecambe:

From the South
Leave the M6 at Junction 34 and follow the signs for Morecambe A589.

From the North Leave M6 at junction 34, join the A683 towards Morecambe.

By Train
There are frequent trains from all major stations to Lancaster where you can change and get a train to Morecambe. For train timetables tel: 08457 48 49 50 or book online at www.nationalrail.co.uk

What happens when I arrive?

If you would like collecting from Morecambe we will meet you at the station and take you, your luggage and your bike to your accommodation where we will spend our first night. It is about 1 mile from Morecambe train station to your accommodation so if you want to cycle we can meet you at the station and take your luggage for you. Just let us know when you want picking up and we will meet you then. We will have a group meal at around 7:30 on the Wednesday night so if you are arriving much earlier you have the time free to yourself.

What happens at the end?

On the final day we finish cycling on Sunday around 15:00. We have a final lunch just before the end where we re-group and all cycle to the finish point together and after dipping our wheel in the sea and have our photo’s taken, the coach will meet us by the finish point in Bridlington. The coach will then do a transfer to drop people off at Bridlington train station if needed and then it will take people back to Morecambe. The transfer to Bridlington train station is included in the tour price but the transfer option back to Morecambe is an extra £65.00

What mechanical knowledge do I need?

We don’t expect you to be an expert bike mechanic but there are a few simple skills that will be a great benefit to you. The most important skill you need to know is how to fix a puncture. It is quite likely that at some point you will have a puncture or two so it is essential that you carry a puncture repair kit and a spare tube or two with you. It is also helpful if you know how to change your brake pads and adjust your brakes & gears however this isn’t essential. Our guides will help you with any repairs and adjustments en-route.

What are the lunches like?

We arrange a buffet lunch at a pub or café each day. This will be a mixture of sandwiches, salads, soup, pasta salad etc and will be different at each place. There will always be enough to go round so don’t worry if you are at the back of the group. The lunch stops provide a good opportunity to re-group and catch up with others and compare notes.

Will I be left behind?

No, a tour leader cycles at the back of the group so that you won’t be left behind if you are worried about cycling too slowly. Throughout the group there will be a mix of abilities and cycling speeds so you will usually be able to cycle with others that cycle at a similar pace. Some people like to cycle fast whilst others prefer to take their time, stop for coffee and cake or stop to take photos etc so whether you are a ‘speed demon’ or more of a ‘tourer’ there usually will be someone to cycle with each day.

Do I need to be super fit?

No, you don’t need to be super fit but a good level of fitness is important as the Hadrians Cycleway ranges from moderate cycing to being a challenging ride. The fitter you are and the more training that you do before hand will add to the enjoyment of your tour and improve your chances of succeeding at the challenge. If you need any advice about fitness please contact us and we will be happy to discuss any questions and concerns that you may have.

What are the groups like?

Obviously each group is different but generally our groups are a fun, friendly, helpful & adventurous bunch. There will be people of all ages and from all walks of life. We tend to get quite a few older riders although there will always be a few younger riders as well. So far our youngest rider on a tour was 15 & the eldest 82. We think that a group of 20-25 is ideal as there will be plenty of people with similar interests and character without being such a big group that it becomes too much.

How do I get my bike home at the end of the trip?

If you are travelling home by car from Morecambe then the return coach from Bridlington has a bike trailer to fit all the bikes in. If you are travelling home from Bridlington train station then the coach will take you and your bike there where you can then take it on your train journey home. If you live near Peak Tours HQ in Glossop, Derbyshire then we can always bring the bike back here and you can pick it up from us free of charge. Alternatively we can always bring it back to Peak Tours HQ and post it back to you for which there is a £70 charge.

What happens in the evenings?

Once you have arrived at your accommodation you should have chance for some time to relax, have a shower etc before the evening meal. We usually arrange somewhere to eat for the evening meal so that we can all get together and you won’t be left alone if you would like to eat with others. Quite often we will simply arrange a certain pub to meet up and just drift in when you are ready whilst at other places we have a set time to eat – it just depends on the location.

Does the support vehicle follow the group?

No, the back up van doesn’t drive behind the group at all times but the van shouldn’t be too far away if you require assistance. In the morning we have a group brief and set off cycling, meanwhile the backup driver will collect all the luggage from the various B&B’s & hostels. Once all of the luggage has been loaded, the support vehicle will leapfrog the group stopping when necessary. The backup driver will be at the lunch stop should you need anything from the van and in the afternoon will go on ahead to ensure that your luggage is in place before you arrive.

How much luggage can I take?

There is limited space in the back up van to store luggage. We therefore request that you try to keep your luggage size to a minimum & try not to bring too much with you. Washing clothes can be done en-route so you shouldn’t need to bring a clean set of clothes for every day. The ideal size for luggage is 70 x 50 x 30 cm and a weight of 15 – 18kg (or less).

What training should I do?

The more the better. We will provide a training guide for you so that you can build up your cycling strength and prepare for the ride in the correct way. It would be advantageous but not essential if you could cycle two days back to back whilst training and it is also important that you cycle on some hills.

What bike should I use?

The most suitable bike for this trip is a hybrid, touring or road bike, however it is entirely up to you what type of bike you use. Some people may be riding mountain bikes, others hybrids and others on racing bikes.

What gear should I take?

We provide a suggested kit list so please contact us if you would like a copy sending to you.

What is the male / female ratio?

This varies with each group. There are usually more guys than gals but an average would be about 1/3rd ladies & 2/3rds gents.

What are the Accommodation Options?

We stay in clean comfortable 3 star B&B’s and hotels. Please have a read through the following information to ensure that you choose most suitable option for you.

Twin or double room option

If you are with your partner then you can have a double room each night of the tour. If you are with a friend/relative then you would have a twin room each night of the tour. If you are travelling alone and choose this option then you will be roomed with other members of the group (same sex) and stay in a twin (occasionally a triple) room throughout. Usually you will have an en-suite bathroom but on rare occasions you may have a separate bathroom but this is unlikely.

Single room option

Here you are guaranteed a single room each night of the trip. You will have a mixture of en-suite rooms and rooms that have a private bathroom or on very rare occasion a shared bathroom. Sometimes you will have sole occupancy of a double room.

Sole use of a double room option

Here you are guaranteed single occupancy of a double room. You will always have an en-suite bathroom.

Can I hire a bike from you?

It is advisable to use your own bike if possible however we realise that it is not always possible to use your own steed so you may wish to hire one. We have a range of bikes available for the tour, and details of these bikes can be seen by clicking on the ‘Tour Extras’ tab.
All of our hire bikes come fitted with a cycle computer, water bottle cage, bell, map holder, front and rear lights. We also provide a pannier for the touring bikes and a saddle bag for the road bikes with a multi-tool, pump, puncture repair kit, spare tube and tyre levers at no extra cost.
The bikes have a mixture of flat pedals and SPD’s but if you would prefer to use your own (and maybe your own saddle) then please bring these along with you and the guides will help you to fit them. We can also provide a helmet for you at no extra cost.

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To book a tour please send a completed booking form and (a) Deposit of £250.00 per person for tours of 7 days or longer or £50.00 for all other tours or (b) The full holiday cost. If only the deposit is paid at time of booking, then full payment of the holiday is required no less than 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. If you book your holiday within 8 weeks of the holiday start date, the full holiday cost is required at time of booking.

Cancellation by Us

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the tour you will be entitled to a full refund of all monies paid or we will move you to a different tour date if you’re able to do so. If the tour is cancelled because the minimum number of people required to operate this tour hasn’t been reached, then you will be notified no less than two calendar months before the departure date. If the tour is cancelled by us we will not be responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred such as travel expenses, visas etc and no compensation will be paid to cover these expenses.

Cancellation by You

If you have to cancel your holiday, then please notify us as soon as possible. We always try to be fair and will always try to move you to a different tour date if possible. Usually if we are able to fill your place we will return your deposit to you however if your cancellation is close to the tour start date then we may need to keep your deposit and also full tour payment to cover potential losses we will incur.

Notice of Cancellation Charge (% of Full Price)

More than 60 days before start date: Deposit

Less than 60 days before start date: 100%

Cooling Off Period

If you decide to cancel your tour after receipt of your booking form you will be entitled to a 14 day cooling off period. During this time you will be entitled to a full refund of any monies paid.


Peak Tours reserves the right to increase the price of a tour anytime up until 28 days prior to a tour start date, even if all monies for the tour have already been paid. This maybe due to changes in exchanges rates or for any other reason. If this happens then you will be given the option of cancelling your tour and receiving a full refund if you are not happy with this increase. Peak Tours will not be liable to any additional expenses incurred such as flights. Changes in exchange rates and government-decreed price increases (e.g. in the VAT rate) may mean that the price of your package may change after you have booked. However, there will be no change within 28 days of departure. Where the price increase amounts to more than 10% of the offered and confirmed price for the travel arrangement, you have the right to withdraw from the contract free of charge within 5 days following receipt of notification. Payments made by you to us will be reimbursed immediately.


B&B Option – double or twin/triple

If you choose the B&B only option you will stay in a mixture of B&B’s, hotels and country pubs. If you are travelling with a friend then you will be roomed together in a twin or if you’re with your partner then you will be in a double room (or a twin if you prefer). If you are travelling alone then you will be roomed with another member of the group in a twin or triple room (same sex). The actual stopovers may change from the advertised accommodation providers, if this happens then an equivalent standard of accommodation will be used nearby. The majority of the rooms you stay in will be en-suite however you may stay in a couple of rooms that are not en-suite.

Single Room Option

If you choose the single room option, you will have your own room for the duration of the trip. This will be in either a single room or single occupancy of a double room in a mixture of en-suite and non en-suite rooms.

Sole Use of a Double Room Option

If you choose this option, you will have a guaranteed double room to yourself throughout the tour. You will always have an en-suite each night of your tour. There may be an exceptionally rare occasion when you have a separate bathroom but this is very unlikely. Occasionally you may have a twin room to yourself if a double room isn’t available but again, this is rare.

YHA (Youth Hostel) Option

This option is only available for the fourteen day LEJOG tour. If you choose the YHA option you will stay in a mixture of hostels, hotels & B&B’s staying in dormitory rooms, single rooms, twin rooms & triples.

No refund will be given for any unused accommodation, services or feature of the trip if you need to leave the tour early for whatever reason.


On tours with eight people or less in the group then there may only be one tour guide with you who will drive the back-up van each day. Tours with 9 - 15 people in the group will have two tour guides with one guide driving the back-up van and the other guide cycling at the back of the group or both guides driving a backup van each. Tours with 16+ will have a guide that cycles with the group plus two back up vans to provide support.

Cycle Hire

If you choose the cycle hire option, you will be provided with your bike at the start of your tour. The bike comes with everything you need for your trip although some people like to use their own saddle, peddles and/or helmet (just let us know beforehand). At the end of your tour you can simply hand your bike back to us when you finish cycling.

Minimum Number

If the minimum number of people required to run the trip is not met, then we will have to cancel the trip. You will be notified at least two calendar months prior to the start date of the trip if the minimum number (usually eight people) hasn’t been met and you will receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Consumer Protection

In order to comply with EU Travel Regulations 1992 your deposit and final payment will be held in a separate account until your holiday is completed. This is to ensure the financial security of your holiday.


It is compulsory that you take out adequate holiday insurance including medical cover, personal accident, loss of belongings and cancellation cover. We cannot be held responsible for your own illness, injury or loss/damage of your bike or belongings while on holiday.

EHIC – European Health Insurance Card (for EU nationals travelling in Europe)

This card entitles you to greatly reduced or free state medical services throughout Europe, including Switzerland. We recommend you send off for one of these before the trip and carry it with you. It’s important to bear in mind that these cards are not a substitute for travel insurance and adequate travel insurance is compulsory for this tour. This link will give you all the information you need about the EHIC.


You should Satisfy yourself before booking that you have researched your destination and made an informed decision to travel, and taken any necessary precautions. You can obtain travel advise from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/foreign-commonweath-office).

Please note that Brexit may change the validity of this arrangement and at time of writing things are still in flux. Please check the current situation before you travel.

Bicycle Insurance

It is important that your bike is insured for the duration of your tour. This insurance should include and loss or damage to your bike that may occur during your tour an any subsequent days in transit.

Peak Tours cannot be held responsible for the loss of your bike if it is stolen during the tour. This includes if the bike was stolen from one of the accommodation providers, lunch stops or if your bike is being transported in one of our vans. It is important to be aware that we don’t have any insurance for your bike, even if your bike is in our care, either in one of our vans or at any of our premises.

Whilst we take great care to ensure that your bikes are always safe. We have been very fortunate and have never had a bike stolen whilst in our care, but it always remains a possibility. For this reason, you need to ensure that your bike is fully insured from the moment you start your tour or from the moment that you hand your bike to us, if this is earlier than your tour start date.


Cycling is a potentially dangerous activity and the risks involved should be considered before undertaking such a trip. We will be cycling mostly on quiet back roads however there will be times when we cycle on busier roads where traffic density is higher. All persons undertaking this tour do so at their own risk and Peak Tours cannot be held responsible for any accidents that may occur whilst on the trip.

Peak Tours reserve the right to abandon the day’s ride, at any point, should they feel that there are any factors compromising the safety of the group i.e. severe weather conditions. In the case of abandoning a ride, transport will be provided by Peak Tours to take all the riders to their accommodation.

Once the decision has been taken to cancel the day’s riding, and everyone is safely accounted for, any further guide support for riders wanting to continue with the ride will be withdrawn and, if you decide to continue with your ride, then you do so completely at your own risk. The decision of the Tour leader representing Peak Tours in final.

You are required to follow any safety advice provided to you including wearing a cycle helmet when cycling.

There is no official time limit set by Peak Tours for a rider to complete each days ride, however if a rider is consistently arriving at their accommodation at the end of each day with insufficient time to change and have an evening meal then the guides may intervene and offer options to allow the rider to finish at a reasonable time such as earlier starts from the rest of the group of riding in the van for sections of the ride.

In the most extreme cases where, due to a lack of fitness or any other circumstances, a rider is unable to keep suitable pace and complete the days ride in a reasonable time and other alternatives have been explored, Peak Tours reserve the right to remove you from the tour. No refunds or compensation will be given in these circumstances.


It is your responsibility to ensure that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to complete your chosen holiday. We reserve the right to request a doctor’s certificate proving you are medically fit to participate in your chosen holiday. If you are affected by any condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect your or other people’s enjoyment of the holiday, you must advise us before booking. If you do not do so, we may cancel your holiday at any time.​

We welcome people with restricted mobility, medical or particular care requirements or a disability, and aim to ensure that our services are as accessible as reasonably possible to all. However, in order that we may consider the possibility of making reasonable adjustments, it is important that we are fully informed of any needs or requirements before any booking is concluded. It has to be considered that a tour group may have up to 25 people and the tour guides have a responsibility to all members of the group. If it is deemed that it wouldn’t be possible to accept someone with a particular disability or care requirements even after considering any reasonable adjustments that we would need to make then we reserve the right to decline a booking as we need to consider the safety of the group as a whole and our tour guides have a responsibility to the whole group. Also, if during a tour it becomes apparent that someone is unsuitable for a tour then the tour leader reserves the right to remove the person from the tour and Peak Tours will not be liable for any expenses incurred as a result.


We consider offensive, aggressive or illegal behaviour to be completely unacceptable. Any such behaviour directed at either our staff, other members of the group or the general public will not be tolerated. The guides reserve the right to ask you to leave the tour with immediate effect, if your conduct is considered by us to be inappropriate, likely to cause harm, or impair the enjoyment, comfort or safety of your neighbours, other members of your group, staff and/or the general public, or is likely, in our belief, to breach any terms of our agreement with you (including these conditions). No refunds or compensation will be given in these circumstances and we reserve the right not to accept any future bookings from you or any member of your party.


There is a natural need to be flexible in a holiday of this kind. The day to day agenda and ultimate aim of the holiday is taken as an objective and not as a contractual obligation. It is a fundamental condition of booking that you accept this flexibility, and acknowledge that delays and alterations and their subsequent results, such as inconvenience, discomfort, or disappointment, are possible.

If there is a significant change to essential terms of your holiday after booking, but before your departure date, we will notify you of these changes as soon as possible. If you are not satisfied with these changes, we will work with you to find a practical alternative. If you are not satisfied with the alternatives, then you will be entitled to cancel your booking without penalty and any money paid for services provided by the Company will be refunded. No refund will be offered for services not booked with the Company e.g. travel costs, flights, train fares etc.

Travel arrangements to the start point and from the finish point are your responsibility. Our responsibility does not commence until the appointed time at the designated meeting point. If you fail to arrive there at the appointed time for whatever reason, we will not be held responsible for any additional expenses incurred by you.


Any complaints regarding your trip should be made direct to your tour leader who will normally take appropriate action. If at the end of your tour, you feel that your complaint was not dealt with properly and you were not satisfied with the response, you must notify us in writing or via email within 28 days of the actual completion date of your tour. We will try to agree a settlement with you.


By completing your booking form, you agree to the booking conditions as outlined above. Peak Tours will carry out our obligations as detailed in the tour itinerary and any information supplied to you.

Company Details

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The route was very well signposted.

Beautiful scenery, especially on the second day.

Nice to have lunches included and places were all ready for our arrival.

Virginia Knox September 2018

You have succeeded very well with organising a difficult task.


At the end of July, I shall be 74 and if I can be so positive of the ride at my age, then it shows you have got it right.

Graham Miller May/June 2018

Loved the food and backup snack van. Very well organised and a very welcome sight on route.


The tour organisation was extremely good. Cannot fault anything or anybody.

Maria Beaumont May/June 2018

I enjoyed the route. As an ‘average’ cyclist I appreciated the variety and balance between 2nd ‘steepish’ day and 3rd flatter.

Overall the route was very pretty.

H Matheson May/June 2018

Pre-tour; felt the organisation and assistance was excellent and always felt we could ring and clarify anything we were unsure of.


We really enjoyed the tour and felt the overall organisation both before and during the tour were excellent.


Looking forward to doing another tour with Peak Tours.


The tour, as per the year before, was brilliant and my only comment would be keep doing the same great job.

We would and do keep recommending it to others.

Many thanks to all involved in providing a great cycling holiday.

Mary and Joe Slate

It was the extra touches, the van with food and drink aboard. Finding your luggage in your room was totally unexpected. The champagne at the end, plus the mug and certificate. All add up to a caring company.

Gordon Pells September 2018

All the food provided was great. The snack van was amazing – water, fig rolls, fruit, tea, coffee, nuts, biscuits etc.

All the food at B&Bs and pubs/cafes were great. Was worried about the BBQ stop – however the fish & chips were brilliant.


The group size was good as everyone went in to natural smaller groups. There was great camaraderie amongst everybody – the group was very helpful and supportive towards each other.


The tour organisation was amazing!! It was lovely to receive a certificate and a mug, thank you. Champagne/prosecco reception was very nice too!

Vanda Wellock May 2018

The tour organisation went well every day:

  • Brew stops were excellent Pre-ride brief was spot on
  • Having the knowledge back-up is only a call away is excellent

Glyn Copperwheat May 2018

All the accommodation was of a high standard throughout and the hosts friendly and helpful. Had no problems.

As when I did LEJOG in 2015, I was very impressed with the tour organisation. I would have no hesitation recommending Peak Tours or going with you again.

Mike Jackson May 2018

This is the first long distance ride that I have done but I found the route to be a good mix of minor roads with only a few major roads to cope with. The first leg on day 2 through Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey was simply superb. Having more hills on day 3 would have been good to add some variety, but that may not be possible as we followed a set route.

Everything worked very smoothly. I didn’t feel rushed in the mornings and we had enough time in the evenings to relax before dinner.

Dave Robertson May 2018

Just a quick note to say thank you for another great trip.

Special thanks to Fiona for befriending my girls and getting them over the hills on day 1.
All the guides lived up to your usual exceptional standards and the meals and accommodation were spot on.

Well done!

Stephen Warnock May 2018

All the B&B’s and hotels were excellent. Clean and comfy beds, tea/coffee making facilities, lovely bathrooms and great breakfasts.

Day 2 was the hardest by far but offered the best views.

A wonderful array of treats from the van and a great cuppa made for us by your excellent staff.

It was extremely well-planned and everything ran smoothly.

What superb guides. They provided enough input and still treated everyone with the utmost respect and sensitivity.

Ann Wilson, 3 Day Aug 2017

Romantic scenery, quiet roads and generally well signposted. The tour was very well organised. The brew and lunch stops were in the right places. We always had good instructions for the day.


Paula Wood 4 Day Sept 2017

Group size: Just right because we all went with small groups and sometimes found yourself with a different group which made it good to make friends with all the group.


Stephen Taylor 4 Day Sept 2017

The ride provided constant views and was a pleasure, ever-changing light, weather and company. It offered challenges for inexperienced cyclists but these were achievable with effort, which just helped the sense of achievement at the end of the day. The quiet roads selected were fantastic and really added to the experience.

Really detailed and must have taken a lot of time to compile. Thank you! It was great to have these beforehand too.

Superb, everything went smoothly, at least from my perspective. It was such a pleasure just to ride and choose food knowing we were supported by experienced and friendly tour leaders.

As above, the combination of the personalities in the team worked really well. Graham was constantly smiling and everything was ‘brilliant’. He adjusted my gears at the end of day 1, and gave the impression that nothing was too much trouble.

I had 2 punctures on the last day and Dave took a lot of time to help us, always with a smile and a relaxed manner. Hamish was also really considerate with the whole group.The balance the 3 guides achieved between being present and accessible was perfect.I think having the backup took all of the strain out of the holiday, which is why we didn’t do it independently.

I have recommended the tour to friends already. Your company deserves success and the praise and repeat bookings it receives.

I loved the tour experience, the mix of people, the challenge and the whole spirit, which was set by the team and their relaxed, supportive way of being with everyone. Well done Peak Tours!!! Can I work for you? ???


Jane Harris, 4 Day Sept 2017

Had a wonderful time, haven’t hesitated to recommend Peak Tours


Keith Parkinson, 4 Day Sept 2017

Outstanding. To cross the country with minimal traffic interaction is remarkable.

The brew van is brilliant. When tired I soon learned to see a mirage of the red van oasis.

Can’t wait for my next one.


Steve Moorby, 4 Day Sept 2017

Generally the standard of accommodation was excellent.

Beautiful, well planned scenic route, loved cycling past farmers fields.

Excellent, very well organised. All the tour guides were excellent. Very knowledgeable and considerate. Great fun too! Have already recommended Peak Tours to my friends. Keep up the good work!


Michelle Borrell, 4 Day Sept 2017

Hats off to Tony and Paul – great job!

Bob Graham October 3 Day 2017

Excellent. Challenging climbs, especially the one out of Settle – real killer that one. I have used Peak Tours before and the food stops were excellent – same service provided here. I would recommend Peak Tours to any cyclist.


Les Allen 4 Day September 2017

Thanks for a wonderful WOTR. Graham, Hamish and Dave could not have been more professional, sensitive to us all and courteous at all times. It was a pleasure to be on the trip. I felt comfortable and safe at all times.

I will definately recommend Peak Tours.


Ann Wilson 4 Day September 2017

Only one word to describe the tour, leaders and organisation...FABULOUS! Hamish and Niv were very thoughtful regarding the group's needs and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to all - would book again with you and hope to in the future.

Angela Fay, July 2016

Very well organised and all of the information provided in advance. I had questions that were answered really quickly. This was my 3rd trip with Peak Tours.

Jane Kent, July 2016

Great tour, well organised. Our guides Niv and Hamish were first class.

J Cooper, July 2016

I would recommend this company and trip to everyone.

Mary Howson Way of the Roses 2015

We were well catered for throughout the trip and it was possible to eat very healthily. The group was a lovely size and worked well together. Graham, the guide, was very skilled at managing a very complex operation. It was also very clear that the trip had been very thoughtfully put together.

Rachel Pattinson WOTR October 2015

Everything excellent. Tom and Phil were so helpful. I really can't say how it could be improved.

Jane Harriman Way of the Roses July 2014

The brew van was great and all the lunches were excellent.The organisation was excellent.

John Bithell Way of the Roses September 2014

Beyond excellent, I couldn't be happier.

Renata Ruszkiewicz, Way of the Roses September 2014

Excellent says it all and we would do another tour with you again.

V Loxley & J McBrearty Way of the Roses July 2014

The route was challenging in parts, interesting, largely traffic free and in most parts the surface was good.

All meals were excellent - there was a good choice and whatever was served was always good.

Enjoyed every minute - the best few days I've had in a long while.

Si Walker Way of the Roses July 2014

Plenty of variety between hills and flat sections. Excellent tour

Colin Moore Way of the Roses

Completing 170 miles over 4 days was just right, allowing us plenty of time to look around the villages and towns in the evening before dinner.

Phil and Tom were fabulous - always there when they were needed.

Grant McPhail & SueHennessy Way of the Roses July 2014

Yet another excellent tour with a great group and great organisation, made all the more pleasant thanks to Phil and Tom's efforts.

Bill White Way of the Roses July 2014

Congratulations to all the group for completing the route and many thanks to you for organising the whole trip. Graham and Phil were very helpful throughout with the tea stops a highlight of the day (I think Graham slightly edged the table layout).

This was my first cycling trip which I enjoyed so much that I will be looking forward to hearing about the new tours for next year.

David O'Brian Way of the Roses September 2013

The tour was so well organised, I couldn't find any critisism. Thank you for a great tour.

Mike Lee Way of the Rose September 2013

What a great 4 days a great tour and company. Your staff Phil and Graham are indispensable and a great asset to your company. This tour was well organised and a great personal achievement for myself, it also gave me 4 days with my son Elliott priceless father and son time , so once again thanks to everybody concerned and to top it off we raised over £2000 for charity.

Andy & Elliott Gilbert Way of the Roses September 2013

thanks for organising and managing a great trip.

It was my first time on such a trip and I thoroughly enjoyed it...it was a great group of people and I think we all got on well,Phil and Graham did a great job and the planning was impressive....many thanks

Richard Bourden Way of the Roses September 2013

Graham & Phil were an inspiration. Nothing was too much trouble and they were always cheerful.

The tour was perfect, even with the slight headwind we experienced.

Sara Cook Way of the Roses September 2013

Thank you for another excellent tour. It was so good of you to pop up to see us all, I know how busy you are.

The organisation was superb as usual. Special thanks to Graham and James for making it feel like "a ride out with your mates".

The accommodation and meals were excellent, as was the company!

I wish you and your company continued success and I'm looking forward to my next tour with you!

Paul Tranter Way of the Roses May 2013

Many thanks for a brilliant job, once again, and it was good to see you on Thursday for dinner. Please pass on my regards to Graham and James for their professionalism with a sense of fun.

Will definitely ride with Peak tours again, perhaps in Europe next year!!!

Steve Bridges Way of the Roses May 2013

Thanks for a wonderful trip. We were impressed by the way the trip was organised.

The things we especially appreciated were:

How well we were looked after by James and Graham (especially James given it was his first trip)

The route directions

The brew stops – the dried fruit and the fruit tea were lovely touches and it was clear that you’d thought more about what people may want than providing snacks to a cost.

The B&Bs in Settle and Morecambe in particular

Jill Armstrong Way of the Roses May 2013

The route was beautiful. The scenic time of year and fabulous weather undoubtedly contributed, but that aside the route was well-planned and avoided major roads.

The van snacks were always welcome and were varied and well-thought through and it was a real treat to discover that lunches were included (maybe if I had read the pre-trip information I would have known this).

Steve & Graham were amiable, efficient and well organised, you really enhanced the trip.

The tour was excellent. Not a mark I would normally give lightly but well deserved in this instance.

Sarah Memery Way of the Roses October 2012

The breakfasts were excellent.
Having a free choice at lunch was more than expected and the venues were very good.
The selection in the van was again above my expectation.
The tour was great - I really enjoyed it and will recommend Peak Tours to friends.

Jim Gray Way of the Roses October 2012

Breakfasts were all very good. Lunch breaks were good too. The tea breaks and pork pies were all very welcome.

Really happy with the organisation. There was really no detail we had to worry about

Diana Davey Way of the Roses October 2012

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