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Cycle Event, Sun 15 Apr 2018


Moors & Shores 2018

Moors & Shores 2018


Quite simply Adventure Cross events are cross country journeys by bike that are designed to be 100% rideable on either a cyclocross bike or an mtb.

Run on a sportive format Adventure Cross events are anything but your normal sportive ……

The routes incorporate a mixture of tracks, trails, forest roads, old railway cycle route / paths, bridleways as well as lanes and tarmac roads to create an interesting and challenging route over a variety of terrain and surfaces with the emphasis on remoteness, getting off the beaten track and getting away from traffic and traffic noise wherever and whenever possible.

The Cycling Weekly / mbr Moors & Shores Adventure Cross event starts at Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, home of the fantastic Dalby MTB trails, on Sunday 15th April 2018.

Forests, moors, coastal trails and short, steep climbs make up the arena for this Adventure Cross journey in a lesser explored area of the North York Moors National Park. The contrast between the forest roads and moorland tracks, which are hard going when wet, and the sections of old railway line near the coast ensure flowing riding and a constantly changing land and sky scapes

Our Moors & Shores event is perfect for riders looking for a challenge that is a good measure of physical endurance but also offers short sections that are technically demanding (on a cross bike) interspersed between longer, less technical off road sectors.

Both Moors & Shores routes are perfect for cyclocross bikes, although mtb’s are also suitable, and both routes have a higher percentage of the rides off road, on a range of surfaces, than on tarmac.

There’s a choice of two route options:

The Massif is a 97.5km / 61 mile long cycling adventure with 60.8km / 38 miles of the route off road and 1,830m of ascent.

The Mini Massif is a 73.8km / 46 mile long cycling adventure with 47km / 29.4 miles of the route off road and 1,540m of ascent.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableFacilities for conferencingHelicopter landing

Dogs accepted, Garden, High chairs available, Licenced wedding venue, Restaurant.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 15 Apr 2018


Rather Be Cycling

01768 778848


Dalby Forest Visitor Centre,
Low Dalby,
North Yorkshire,
YO18 7LT



See location of Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 856874  Lat: 54.27509 Long: -0.68692

By Road:
Follow the brown tourist signs from Pickering on the A169 Whitby Road or from Thornton Le Dale on the A170
By Public Transport:

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Malton station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing

Dogs accepted, Garden, High chairs available, Licenced wedding venue, Restaurant.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu