Routes

A new route across the north was opened in early September.

I haven’t gone past York but I know the bit from Driffield to York well and it’s my favourite bike ride…beautiful countryside, good roads and hardly any traffic (apart from a 1/2 mile mud path bit outside Dunnington – warning: the main road alternative is horrible).

Site added to links.

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Big Skies Bike Rides

Council has just released some great new maps of bike rides all over the wolds.

Available as leaflets from tourist offices or as .pdfs from here

Timelapse videos

I bought a tiny camera to attach to my bike and made a few videos. Its a bit bumpy but not bad at all.

The first is Driffield – Bridlington.

You can see its mostly nice country lanes and how little traffic there is along the route (partly due to the manual level crossing).

I recently moved to Leeds and did a couple videos around where I live.

Around the Eccup reservoir and into University.

Back home from university.

For some stupid reason they decided to build a motorway through the centre of the city.

Updates

Updated nearly all the routes and subdivided them into

  • NCR (national cycle routes)
  • Routes (other routes)
  • Loops (day rides out of town)

I recommend downloading a printing off the council city/town maps if your planning to go into York/Hull/Beverley. They’re very good and hard to improve on.

I need to annotate the routes with various details but I’m uncertain of the best way. 95% of the paths posted are safe and have only light traffic which is the main thing.

Bridlington to Scarborough

Complete with a few nice pictures, see route links…

Recommend going via Bridlington if you coming from Driffield, the B1249 is horrible and up and down a few valleys.

Also added a few photos to the Driffield Loops (mainly of fields) and some of Beverley’s cycle lanes.