The Way of the Roses Coast to Coast 

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3 or 4 Riding Days
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Suitable Bike
Road / Hybrid / Mountain Bike
Fitness Grade
2 - 3
Skills Grade
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    Duration - 3 or 4 Riding Days
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    Fitness Grade - 2 - 3
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    Suitable Bike - Road / Hybrid / MTB
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    Skills Grade - A
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Coast to coast Cycle
1. Way of the Roses

Morecambe to Bridlington

170 miles

Water Bottle

Energy product and Coast to Coast Water Bottle

Veloforte - For Every Gold Pack

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Sculpture by Graham Ibbeson

Eric Morecambe

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Red rose ~ White rose

Fully signed route

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Back-roads and cycleways

Miles of countryside

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Stunning landscapes and vibrant communities

The Yorkshire Dales

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100% tarmac

Road bikes ~ Hybrids

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Don't mess with the locals


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The Bridlington finish ~ Fish and chips


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Morecambe to Bridlington Way of the Roses Cycle

170 miles over 3 or 4 days

This superb Sustrans C2C cycle route passes through the counties of Lancashire (the red rose) and Yorkshire (the white rose), on a journey of 170 miles from west to east. Small market towns, high moorland roads, and grand walled cities are all in store on this great C2C cycle route.

The Way of the Roses cycle route is fully signposted and takes you along stunning river valleys, high into the Yorkshire Dales, through towns steeped in history dating back to the Neolithic era and across ancient Viking battlefields. If you’ve already challenged yourself on the Classic C2C and want another fantastic 3 or 4 days on the bike, then this tour will not disappoint.


170 miles of carefully selected traffic-free cycleways and quiet rural roads enable you to cross from the town of Morecambe on the west coast, to Bridlington’s promenade in the east.

3 day version - Daily distances of over 60 miles and short sharp ascents in places, this is a challenging but achievable undertaking in 3 days for any reasonably fit road cyclist.

4 day version -  Daily distances of 45 miles.  The terrain and route stay the same but the pace can be slower.  Ideal for the leisure cyclist.

As with our other popular C2C cycle tours, we make the best use of the weekend with our 3 day version. Arriving with us on a Thursday evening you will complete the ride on Sunday afternoon, at which point we will transfer you back to your car for your journey home.  Our 4 day version runs from Sunday evening to Thursday afternoon,  also including a transfer back to your car in Morecambe.

Alternatively, if you travel by rail we can have a hire bike ready for you at Morecambe, collecting it at the finish, where Bridlington station connects you right into the east coast mainline at Doncaster.

With over a decade of proven success with C2C holidays, the same recipe of organisation and service has been applied here to ensure that you get a truly memorable and enjoyable cycling experience.

Way of Roses Coast to coast Bronze Silver Gold

3 Day


4 Day


per person

  1. Daily baggage transfers
  2. Transfers from Bridlington finish, to Morecambe on last day of cycling
  3. Phone support
  4. Available on the scheduled dates
  5. Full payment required

Wanting to book your own accommodation in Morecambe, Gargrave and York? Then this is the package for you.
Contact us for details


3 Day


4 Day


per person

  1. 3 / 4 nights B&B accommodation
  2. Rider & bike transfer
  3. Daily baggage transfers
  4. Emergency mechanical breakdown support
  5. CycleActive water bottle with Veloforte energy product
  6. Pre travel packs
  7. Available on the scheduled dates
  8. £150 deposit - 3 Day Version
  9. £200 deposit 4 Day Version
  10. Final balance due 30 days before the tour date

3 Day


4 Day


per person

  1. Official Sustrans route map
  2. Veloforte Energy Pack - 19 items
  3. 7 x All-natural Energy Bars,
  4. 3 x Hydration Electrolyte Mixes
  5. 4 x Natural Energy Gels
  6. 3 x Soft Chews
  7. 2 x Recovery shakes
  8. CycleActive water bottles - 2 items
  9. 3 / 4 nights B&B accommodation
  10. Rider & bike transfer
  11. Daily baggage transfers
  12. Emergency mechanical breakdown support
  13. Pre travel packs
  14. Available on the scheduled dates
  15. £150 deposit - 3 Day Version
  16. £200 deposit 4 Day Version
  17. Final balance due 30 days before the tour date

Frequently Asked Questions

Payments & COVID19

Travel Insurance - £19.00

With extensive COVID-19 cover


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Way of the Roses Dates
2023 Trip Dates

3 Day Version

Thursday Evening - Sunday

Bank Holiday

Friday Evening - Monday


07 – 10 April Bank Holiday

04 – 07 May

26 – 29 May Bank Holiday

08 – 11 June

06 – 09 July

20 – 23 July

03 – 06 August

17 – 20 August

31 August – 03 September

21 – 24 September

05 – 08 October

4 Day Version

Sunday Evening - Thursday


16 – 20 April

07 – 11 May

25 – 29 June

16 – 20 July

20 – 24 August

17 – 21 September



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Post Code: LA4 4EP


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Train Station: Morecambe

Walk 0.6 miles (11 mins)

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Gold Pack

Veloforte Energy Pack - 19 items


In the Pack you get 7 x all-natural Energy Bars, 3 x Real Hydration Electrolyte Mixes, 4 x Natural Energy Gels, 3 x Soft Chews & 2 x brand new & break-through Recovery shakes

Official Sustrans route map

Emergency mechanical breakdown support

CycleActive water bottles - 2 items

3/4 nights B&B accommodation

Daily baggage transfers

Rider & bike transfer

Pre travel packs

Way of the Roses C2C Options & hire bike


4 days - Thursday evening to Sunday (3 days of riding)

5 days - Sunday evening to Thursday (4 days of riding)

The biking

3 or 4 days, place-to-place
Tour group size 8 - 30
Fitness grade 3 - (3 day)
Fitness grade 2 - (4 day)


Helmet rental: £5
Official Sustrans map: £10
GPX files for your GPS: Included

Single Room Guarantee

3 nights - £110
4 nights - £150
There is no supplement for solo travellers who are willing to share a twin-bedded room with the same gender.
CycleActive will confirm the tour once the second person for the shared room has booked.

Extra night at the end

£95 Double / twin room (2 people)
£75 Single occupancy in a double / twin room

Hire Bikes

Includes - Kit bag with pump, inner tube and multi-tool

Hybrid bike rental

3 days - £105
4 days - £140
Trek FX 3 Disc Equipped
(Or similar)

Hybrid bike rental

Electric bike rental

3 days - £165
4 days - £220

Electric bike rental

Private Groups

Bespoke dates can be added on request for group bookings

The way we’ve organised this trip works perfectly, keeping bag packing times down and reducing your driving/travel times too. All in all the Way of the Roses bike ride makes for one of our great cycling weekend breaks.

To find out more about our Way of thr Roses C2C cycling holiday please read the full itinerary, or call our tour designers and chat through your questions in person.