Yorkshire cycle routes
There are lots of cycling routes available starting at or near our places in Yorkshire. A short ride covers up to 30 miles, a medium ride up to 60 miles and if you're looking for more of a challenge, we have long rides of up to a 100 miles.
Short: A family-friendly out and back route from Goddards on Tadcaster Road to Treasurer’s House in the cycle-friendly city of York. At just over 7 miles this mainly flat route follows the riverside path and visits some of the city’s historic landmarks.
Short: Out and back 24.5 mile route from Goddards on Tadcaster Road to Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. After heading into the historic city of York, the route follows a combination of riverside, traffic-free trail and quiet lanes.
Short: Family-friendly out and back ride from East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley. The route follows the towpath of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal to the famous Five Rise Locks.
Short: 10 mile route from the Yorkshire Dales village of Kettlewell and following some of the 2014 Grand Depart route of the Tour de France. It's an opportunity to enjoy this beautiful valley and ride a section of the race route that is quite flat and not too busy with traffic
Short: Scenic 26 mile loop starting from Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, near Ripon. Featuring a deer park, small villages and moors, this rolling ride follows the Way of the Roses route past the strange and magical formations of Brimham Rocks before making its way back to your starting point.
Medium: 32 mile scenic bike ride from Nunnington Hall. It heads north into the North York Moors National Park and explores the remote valley of Bransdale, a real hidden gem. It returns to Nunnington via the pretty town of Helmsley.
Medium: Scenic 44 mile route for experienced bike riders. Starting at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, near Ripon it takes in an abbey, deer park, quiet country lanes and villages, open moorland, the Nidderdale valley and amazing rock formations at Brimham Rocks. This route follows part of the Way of the Roses route.
Medium: 53 mile challenging route for keen cyclists that takes in some great Yorkshire scenery. Starting from East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, it takes in reservoirs, rocks, moorland and rivers on this roller coaster route along Washburn Valley, Nidderdale and Wharfedale. There's also the option of a detour to Brimham Rocks.
Medium: 54.5 mile scenic ride from Ravenscar on the Yorkshire Coast. The route heads inland from towards Dalby Forest. With an option of stopping off at the Bridestones Nature Reserve, with its fantastically shaped rocks and great moorland views, you return to the coast along the Vale of Pickering.
Long: This challenging 76 mile route is a full day out for keen bike riders. With options for rests at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, East Riddlesden Hall and Brimham Rocks, the route explores beautiful moorland and valleys. There is a mixture of steep climbs, sweeping descents and ever-changing Yorkshire scenery.