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We love our cycling here in Yorkshire! We even have our own equivalent of the Tour de France - the Tour de Yorkshire. Imagine cycling along a rugged coastline, inhaling the fresh sea air whilst taking in some of the UK's finest views, or biking through thrilling forests, along challenging country lanes and on high open moorland surrounded by rolling's all possible in North Yorkshire.

Here at DiscoverYorkshire Coast – the official Tourism Bureau, we make life easier for those of you who love to cycle and for cycling first timers. We have everything you need in one place, ensuring you get the best accommodation, cycle hire, cycle routes and general cycling information on the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors.

Our dedicated team, with expert local knowledge, are here to help 7 days a week - whether you want to book accommodation or just need some hints and tips about where to go and what to do. We can plan your entire trip so all you have to do is sit back, relax and wait for your cycling adventure to begin!

Call us on 01723 383636 – we’ll be happy to help!


Tour de Phantome

Whitby TIC, Endeavour Wharf, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO21 1DN

Pedalling Phantoms: a Yorkshire Coast rollercoaster between Whitby & Ravenscar

Moor to Sea Cycle Route

Moor to Sea Cycle Route

Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN

The 'Moor to Sea Cycle Network' connects Scarborough, Whitby, Dalby Forest, Pickering and Great Ayton in a stunning series of moorland, forest and coastal loops.

Esk Valley West and Westerdale Cycle Route

Esk Valley West and Westerdale Route

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, YO21 2NB

The western road circuit out of The Moors Centre follows minor valley and moorland roads, and combines a run along the upper Esk Valley with a sweeping ride across the high moorland above Commondale and Westerdale.

Rosedale Railway Cycle Route

Rosedale Railway Cycle Route

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton Le Hole, York, YO62 6UA

Ride across Spaunton Moor to Rosedale and pedal back in time to the Victorian industrial age.

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Cycle Routes around Bridlington

48 Promenade, East Riding Leisure - Bridlington, The Promenade, Bridlington, YO15 2QQ

A great ride for family groups or newer riders using quiet roads and a seafront off-road cycle route along North Promenade.

Spaunton Manor Circuit Cycle Route

Spaunton Manor Circuit Cycle Route

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton Le Hole, York, YO62 6UA

Skirt the encroaching moors on a short road ride that takes you across the ancient lands of Spaunton Manor, encompassing the villages of Hutton le Hole, Lastingham, Spaunton and Appleton le Moors.

Coast and Forest Circular Cycle Route

Coast and Forest Circular Cycle Route

Scarborough Train Station, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1TN

Head out from the seaside town of Scarborough on a thrilling 32-mile explorer route that also offers a great taste of the much longer Moor to Sea Cycle Network.

Ride the BoS

Ride The BoS

Scarborough Rugby Club, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NL

Ride the BoS and conquer the elements... 2017 brings a new challenge over 3 days 12-14th May 190 miles and 16000 feet climb! ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest

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

A 9 mile scenic drive with car parks, BBQ & picnic areas, play areas, ability graded cycle trails, waymarked walks, orienteering course, bike hire, Go Ape, Dalby Activity Centre, Visitor centre with toilets, Forest Cafe and exhibition area.

W2W cycle route

Walney to Whitby Cycle Route (W2W)

Langbourne Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

You can now cycle ‘coast to coast' from Walney Island in Cumbria to Whitby via Tan Hill (179 miles), thanks to the opening of Regional Route 52 between Barnard Castle and the historic North Yorkshire port.


The Old Railway Station, Station Road, Hawsker, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4LB

Easy, traffic-free and safe cycling on the adjacent coastal trail is available to hirers starting from the centre. The scenic trail runs along the route of the 20 mile, old Whitby to Scarborough railway line.

Bransdale Loop Cycle Route

Bransdale Loop Cycle Route

Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 6AY

The ‘lost dale’ of Bransdale – north of Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley – is a gem, smaller and more remote than the dales on either side, only accessible on a single road that loops around the flanking moors via the dalehead at Cockayne.

Esk Valley East and Egton Bridge Cycle Route

Esk Valley East & Egton Bridge

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, YO21 2NB

For a taste of the best and most varied scenery in the Esk Valley, head out by bike on the eastern road circuit from The Moors National Park Centre at Danby.

Whitby to Scarborough Rail-Trail

Whitby to Scarborough Rail -Trail

South End Gardens, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1JY

Operating along the Yorkshire Coast from 1885 until 1965, the old railway line is now a quiet 21 mile traffic-free family friendly route for cyclists.

Long-Distance National Cycle Routes

Long-Distance National Cycle Routes

Scarborough Railway Station, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1TN

Several long-distance cycle routes pass through the National Park, giving access to some of the UK's most stunning landscapes. The routes are part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network, and are well signposted.

Scarborough to Whitby Rail-Trail

Scarborough to Whitby Rail -Trail

Rosevale Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5EN

Operating along the Yorkshire Coast from 1885 until 1965, the old railway line is now a quiet 21 mile traffic-free family friendly route for cyclists.

Dropping off the edge of the Coxworlds!

No Limits Cycling

Dalby Forest , Low Dalby , Thorton-Le-Dale , North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Professional mountain bike coaching in the heart of North Yorkshire, Dalby Forest.

Big Bear Bikes

Big Bear Bikes

Southgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8BL

Big Bear Bikes is a cycle shop and cycle hire guiding and training centre on Dalby Forest' s doorstep in Pickering. We have a large fleet of hire bikes and we service and repair all makes of bikes.

Leavening Brow & Kirkham Gorge Cycle Route

Leavening Brow & Kirkham Gorge Route

The Market Place, Malton, YO17 7LX

South and east of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sweeping views unfold as the Yorkshire Wolds begin to impose themselves upon the landscape.

Birdsall House

Big Skies Bike Ride: Thixendale

Thixendale, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 9TG