Road Bike Rides from York

York, Selby and Church Fenton Road Bike Ride

Cawood Bridge
Bridge over the Ouse at Cawood

This is a 48-mile road bike ride in the flatlands south of York.

It takes the Solar System Greenway to Selby, then continues south to Temple Hirst on the river Aire.

Birkin Fisheries Café is a good place for a cake stop, then flat roads lead via Church Fenton to Cawood on the river Wharfe. Rejoin the Solar System Greenway to get back to York.

Read about the York, Selby and Church Fenton road bike ride.

Howardian Hills Road Bike Ride

Howardian Hills
Howardian Hills

This is a 69-mile road bike ride, starting and finishing at Rawcliffe Bar in York.

It heads north via Wiggington and Strensall, then takes quiet country lanes to Brandsby and Yearsley.

Next on the route is Ampleforth, then flat roads in Ryedale, before climbing Slingsby Bank to Castle Howard.

Hepton Hill leads to Malton, and after Malton the route wends its way to Kirkham Priory. From there it's back via Bossall to York.

Read about a Howardian Hills Road Bike Ride.

Yorkshire Wolds Road Bike Ride

Thixendale
Thixendale

This is a fantastic ride in the Yorkshire Wolds, an under-appreciated but beautiful area to cycle in. The ride starts and finishes in Stamford Bridge.

There are plenty of sharp climbs to keep it interesting, but they are only short because the hills are not very high. There are also some flat roads around Driffield and Hutton Cranswick, in the middle of the ride.

Read about the Yorkshire Wolds Road Bike Ride.

Bike Rides In and Around York

Bike Rides In and Around York front cover
Bike Rides In and Around York

Bike Rides In and Around York features a historical city tour, plus family rides, road rides, and mountain bike rides.

"This book is simply a treasure trove not only of great rides but also as a travel guide to the area."

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Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale

Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale

Bike Rides in Harrogate and Nidderdale is a book of family, mountain and road bike rides.

"This guide is a wonderful companion whether you ride alone, with family or friends. Don't set out without it."

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