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See the Yorkshire Wolds by bike

Inntravel charity cycling teamWhat better way to see some of Yorkshire’s most beautiful, and often overlooked, landscapes, than by spending two days cycling 146 miles through the rolling Yorkshire Wolds? That’s what an intrepid team from our office will be doing this coming weekend. And it’s all in a good cause, too, as their efforts will be raising funds for a local charity.

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Way is a recently created long-distance route that follows secluded green valleys through a crescent of rolling chalk hills that extends from the Humber estuary near Hessle to the magnificent cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton (see map below).

Day 1: the ride starts from Norton near Malton and follows minor roads through the hills, or Wolds, around Sledmere to the high sea cliffs at Bempton, then south to sunny Bridlington before turning inland via historic Burton Agnes and the market town of Driffield for an overnight camp – and barbecue – at Hutton Cranswick. (73 miles)

Day 2: south to Beverley and its famous Minster, then through the rolling Wolds via Market Weighton, the pretty village of Thixendale and the romantic ruins of Kirkham Abbey on the banks of the River Derwent, back to Norton. (73 miles)

The Inntravel team of Michelle, Tess, Sarah, Peter, Karl and Chris (pictured above – minus Karl) will be setting off early on Saturday morning with the aim of raising funds for Ryedale Special Families, an independent charity based in Malton (founded in c.1990) which provides care and support to 370 families of children and young people with disabilities or special needs throughout the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. If you’d like to support their efforts and donate, please click here. Thank you.

(I was going to join them on this ride but my leg is still recovering from a recent accident. The other day, I was riding along minding my own business when a red-faced woman drove past gesticulating furiously and shouting “Pig! pig!”. I was incensed and turned to glare after her – at which point I hit the pig.)

Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route map

Posted: 11/07/2011 15:46:47 by | with 3 comments
Filed under: cycling, opinions, sport, UK

Steve J
Sounds like a great adventure - well done all!
19/07/2011 13:13:20

The weather was atrocious, but the route and the company were fantastic. The evening barbecue was second-to-none. In all, I can't think of a bad thing to say about it.
19/07/2011 10:21:51

So did you complete the ride? Unfortunately, it rained for much of the weekend, but did you enjoy it anyway?
19/07/2011 07:40:36

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