In early summer Sarah and I, along with our friends Andy S and Andy S (the same team that recently completed the Scottish C2C), cycled the Way of the Roses again. We have all completed at least part of this route previously in 2012 or 2014, and in the case of Sarah and I, both times. While we enjoyed these tours we felt both could have been even better, and we hoped our Way of the Roses 2017 would prove to be just that. We were not disappointed. It proved to be an action-packed tour.
The route began in Morecambe, then headed off through Lancaster, Settle, Cracoe, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Boroughbridge, York, Pocklington, Driffield before finishing in Bridlington. In doing so, the route crossed the northern part of the red rose county of Lancashire before the broad breadth of Yorkshire, the white rose county, passing through some of Britain’s most stunning countryside and fascinating heritage sites. Such areas included the Lune Valley, the Forest of Bowland AONB, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Nidderdale AONB, the Vale of York and the Yorkshire Wolds.
You can follow our Way of the Roses 2017 adventures by clicking on the links below:
Way of the Roses 2017 Itinerary
Day 0 – Preston to Lancaster
Day 1 – Morecambe to Austwick
Day 2 – Austwick to Pateley Bridge
Day 3 – Pateley Bridge to York
Day 4 – York to Hutton Cranswick
Day 5 – Hutton Cranswick to Bridlington
You can also view the full Way of the Roses 2017 route below: