Gear up for a breathtaking journey on two wheels through the heart of the Yorkshire Coast's stunning landscapes.
Whether your ride is gravel, road, or adventure, or you are a first-time bike-packer, the experts have tailored our brand-new routes to give you the best of the coast and countryside.
This is the ‘heart’ of the collection of the new Route YC cycling routes on the Yorkshire Coast. Travelling between Whitby and Spurn Point, you can enjoy stunning cliffs and beaches, remote moors, dark skies, picturesque villages and towns, and a friendly Yorkshire welcome wherever you stop.
This route is also used for the Yorkshire Coast Dirt Dash, packing everything unique about the Yorkshire Coast into a long weekend. Enjoy the tranquillity of the North York Moors, the striking coastline and beautiful villages and towns while you cycle on gravel tracks, cycle paths, quiet lanes and roads through the stunning countryside of England’s east coast.
Designed to be ridden in both directions, this cycling touring route connects with the ferry and railways in Hull and the well-known EuroVelo 12 route in Staithes, the North Sea Cycle Route.
Along the way, you can savour the beauty of the Yorkshire Coast, with more pastoral landscapes in the south and the tranquillity of the North York Moors and the stunning coastline in the north.
This is the jewel in the crown of road cycling on Route YC. Bring your climbing legs and experience the North York Moors National Park on a long day ride or a weekend away.
Highlights along the route include historic Whitby, the picturesque villages of Robin Hood’s Bay, Goathland and Staithes, the North York Moors and the stunning cliffs and beaches of the Yorkshire Coast.
This loop is an excellent introduction to road cycling on the Yorkshire Coast, combining hillier sections in the Yorkshire Wolds and stunning scenery along the rugged coastline. Starting in Filey, it can be ridden in both directions, but following clockwise is recommended.
The highlights include the magnificent views across Cayton Bay, the beaches at Filey and Reighton, and the rolling hills and quiet roads of the Yorkshire Wolds.
This loop combines the rolling hills in the north and flatter pastoral country in the south of the East Yorkshire coast. Starting in Bridlington, the Lobster Capital of Europe highlights along the route include the RAF Memorial at Lisset, Rudston Monolith, the tallest megalith in the United Kingdom, and the rugged white cliffs and lighthouses at Flamborough Head, an outdoor lover’s paradise and the perfect base for bird watching.
The flattest of all Route YC routes can be ridden in both directions. Make it a weekend adventure by staying overnight at Spurn Point, or add a coffee and lunch stop at Patrington and Withernsea if you ride the route in one day.
As you visit Spurn, experience the big skies and ever-changing wildlife which make this one of the most iconic nature reserves on the Yorkshire Coast.
This gravel tour takes you through the stunning views of North York Moors National Park. Starting at the railway station in Grosmont, which is serviced by two different railways, the Northern and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the ride features some of the steep climbs characteristic of this part of Yorkshire.
If you are new to gravel riding, this is the perfect loop to get a taste of the experience. This route starts in Filey and takes you along cycle paths, roads and gravel tracks through Filey’s rural backyard, with the Yorkshire Wolds rising in close proximity.
Starting in Whitby, this is a great introduction to riding in the North York Moors National Park. Starting from the Cinder Track Terminus, you get to experience nice rolling hills and stunning views, but without the steep climbs that are featured on the longer road loop from Whitby.
Try this loop for a day on the bike to sample some of the best riding the Yorkshire Coast offers. From the great vibe of the biggest town on the coast, Scarborough, to stunning cliffs and beaches and the tranquillity of the North York Moors National Park, there is something for all tastes.
Starting in Hornsea, a seaside town dating back to the early medieval period and known for its pottery, this mainly flat route takes you past the pastoral landscapes of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Passing the Hornsea Mere, the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, the route follows mostly quiet roads close to the coast through the countryside to Skipsea.
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