The Way of the Roses Coast to Coast Itinerary
The Cycling - Introduction
This route crosses the country between the bay of Morecambe on the west coast and the promenade at Bridlington to the east, passing through the counties of Lancashire (red rose) and Yorkshire (white rose). This tour 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. Our trips complete this route in three or four full days of cycling - that's enough to be a challenge, but still do-able by any moderately fit person used to consecutive days in the saddle.
3 day version makes the best use of the weekend, with you arriving with us on a Thursday evening and completing the ride on Sunday afternoon, where we transfer you back to your car for your journey home.
4 day version runs from Sunday evening, to Thursday afternoon, also including the transfer back to your car in Morecambe.
With both tours we aim to arrive back at your car in Morecambe for 19:00 - 19:30. Those traveling by rail, we can drop you and your bag at Bridlington Train station near to the finish, so you can start your onward journey.
Usual daily distances:
3 day version:
62miles, 65 miles, 43miles or 100km, 104km & 69km
4 day version:
35miles, 42miles, 50miles, 43miles or 56km, 68km, 80km, 69km
Total height gain:
9964ft or 3037m
Frequently Asked Questions
Payments & COVID19
Quiet backroads and traffic-free cycleways. The majority of the ride travels through rolling countryside, although there are a few prolonged, steep climbs to contend with. A moderate level of fitness is recommended.
A vehicle will be used to move bags from place to place, but will not follow you directly. We provide a telephone number for the driver if you require assistance.
We will meet you at the beginning of the tour to answer any questions you may have, along with setting up any pre-arranged hire bikes. This member of staff will be moving the luggage and overseeing the tour.