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Way of the Roses

Type:Cycle Route

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The Way of the Roses is Britain's newest 'coast-to-coast' cycle coute. Opened on 11th September 2010, the route runs for 170 well signed miles between Morcambe on Lancashire's Irish Sea coast and Bridlington on Yorkshire's North Sea coast. It passes through the historic cities of York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.

Between the broad sweeps of Morcambe and Bridlington bays, you'll be cycling across a beautiful, changing landscape comprising the Lune Valley, Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale AONB, Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds. The route consists of traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads, all part of the National Cycle Network.

It's a challenging but rewarding cycle touring break of longer holiday, and both end points (as well as several points in between) can be reached by train.

Important Notice:
Unfortunately part of the "Way of the Roses" cycle route (National Cycle Route 1) at Woldgate near Bridlington must be closed to install a new gas main. There will be a short diversion route in operation which runs parallel to Woldgate along the B1253 via Rudston and Boynton, it is hoped to reduce the length of the diversion as work progresses. During the closure additional signs will be placed along the diversion route warning motorists of cyclists using the road.

Regrettably due to the nature of the works, it is not possible to maintain access along Woldgate. Northern Gas Network have scheduled during the summer months because installation needs to be done whilst demand for gas in Bridlington is low. During installation the contractor will be using a large trenching machine, and will be working 7 days a week to make use of the longer daylight hours, this should reduce disruption to road users as far as possible.

The programmed duration of the work is 16 weeks from the beginning of August however the contractor is hoping to finish earlier. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.



  • Description of route - Within East Yorkshire Wolds: Pocklington > Driffield > Bridlington
  • Length of route (miles) - 170


Map & Directions

Way of the Roses, Pocklington, The Yorkshire Wolds, East Yorkshire, YO42 2JD

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