Bike Touring Highlight
komoot planned a bike ride.
June 4, 2019
Ancient battlefields, patchwork fields, tree-lined country lanes, and flowing rivers await you as you continue along the Way of the Roses.
Leaving the bustling city of York behind you, you will pass through the green flatlands of East Yorkshire. The picturesque nature is calm, with plenty of wildlife such as red kites, marsh harriers and bearded tits.
After 9 miles (15 km) of tranquil roads, you will reach Stamford Bridge, a small village in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Stamford Bridge is famously the location of a battle during 1066 between the English army and invading Norwegians. You can easily visit the former battlefield as it lies on the route.
Next, you will follow an un-surfaced bridleway to avoid taking the busy main road. If you are a confident rider on a road bike, you may prefer to take the road instead.
Passing through more of East Yorkshire’s stunning countryside, you will soon reach Pocklington. A small historic market town, Pocklington is one of the most picturesque towns on the Way of the Roses. It also serves as the gateway to one of the best, yet relatively undiscovered, cycling regions in the UK – the Yorkshire Wolds.
With tiny country lanes that pass narrow dales and low hills formed from chalk, the Yorkshire Wolds is a gently rolling plateau that is perfect for cycling. The road will gently climb through the Dales, passing quaint villages before reaching Hutton Cranswick.
Here, you will find a few accommodation options such as the White Horse Inn in the center of the village – which is also a great place to tuck into a well-deserved meal. You can find more information about the White Horse Inn, here: whitehorse.me.uk
June 11, 2019