Imagine spending a three-day weekend cycling across the country. Well, our Coast to Coast guided tour offers precisely that opportunity and squeezes a lot of fun and adventure into just three days. In addition to three days of cycling fully supported by our expert guides, you’ll also enjoy a stay in beautiful parts of the UK.
Cycle Britain’s unique Coast to Coast route crosses Northern England from Morecambe Bay to Bridlington Harbour. Along the way, it traverses the Yorkshire Dales National Park and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rather than follow the peloton of cyclists who embark on the Sustrans route, we utilised our local knowledge to develop a route that embarks on quieter roads through lesser-pedalled regions.
128 miles / 3 Days
We love making cycling more accessible. That’s why this tour welcomes cyclists of all abilities and experiences. Averaging 43 miles a day, this route is enough to challenge and provide a sense of achievement, but also remains accessible for a majority of cyclists. So bring your e-bike and spare battery ;-), road bike or gravel bike and tackle a grand cross-country challenge with Cycle Britain.
The fully supported, guided tours remove the hassle so all you have to focus on is the riding. Allow our guides to lead the way and teach you tips and tricks that will improve your cycling ability. Let our support vehicles carry your bags, resolve any mechanicals, and replenish your energy with feed stations and drinks. We’ll overnight at a quality accommodation which guarantees rest, delicious food and splendid views.
For cyclists looking for fully supported independent cycling experiences, Cycle Britain offers a fully supported tour. Our support vehicles carry your bags, assist any mechanicals, and support you fully and are never far away. We monitor your progress and ensure you arrive safely.
For the cyclist that wants just baggage transfer, we provide the route and accommodation. This fully independent option has us in reserve just in case you need further support.
We restrict group sizes to a maximum of twelve riders to ensure our guides and support vehicles can exceed your expectations. We keep our groups small, 8 – 12 riders, as this allows us to cater to different levels of fitness and riding experience. If you have your own group, however, we would be happy to arrange a special weekend for you. Just get in touch!
- Summary of the Tour
- Dates and Prices
- What’s Included
- What’s Not Included
Summary of the Tour.
We begin in Morecambe with a presentation evening. This offers a chance to meet your support team and fellow riders, and to ask any questions you have.
On the first morning we leave the Irish Sea behind and point our wheels east towards the distant North Sea coastline. Having skirted around Lancaster, the first day is spent exclusively in the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales, areas recognised and protected for their unique beauty. Our first day concludes beneath the remnants of a millennia-old coral reef.
The second day demands the most climbing (2,750 feet/840 metres) as we undulate over the hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale. We stop to explore the beautiful market town of Pateley Bridge, which hosted the Tour de France in 2014, and Ripon which is centred around a seventh-century gothic cathedral. We spend the evening near Easingwold on the western flanks of the Howardian Hills.
The third and final day crosses the Howardian Hills and then leads you over the chalk hills of the Yorkshire Wolds and to the North Sea coast beyond. Bridlington is characterised by sandy beaches, an elegant promenade and a historic harbour. Nicknamed ‘The Lobster Capital of Europe,’ this is the perfect place to eat fresh and delicious seafood.
Dates and Prices.
All our routes are available to our Komoot followers. Follow Cycle Britain on Komoot.
What’s Not Included.
Our accommodation options are designed to meet your needs. Please see the range of options as you proceed to the book now area.
This is a Grade 3 tour which means it is suitable for ‘regular cyclists who enjoy regular cycling whether training indoor or outside.’ The focus is on a half-day of cycling with fun stops and sightseeing.’
The average daily distance is 43 miles. Over 3 days, you will climb 7,500 feet (2,300 metres).