With wonderful quiet country roads, Hovingham is a great starting point for all types of cycling. There are hundreds of miles of bridleways, disused railways and forest tracks offering something for everyone.
Ride Free offers great value bicycle hire for adults and kids, with bikes delivered to the hotel, ready for you to use and picked up again when you're finished. As well as the bikes, they supply helmets, backpack, lock/cable, waterproof map, multitool, puncture repair kit, handpump and spare inner tubes. Prices (2016) start at £40 for 2 bikes for 1 day, or £55 for 2 days and £65 for 3 days.
To book call 07803 243848 or see the website: www.ridefreecyclehire.co.uk
Moors to Sea Cycle Route
If your into your forests, farm land, clifftops and heather moors, you should give this route a shot. The route through this varied landscape is a recent addition to the cycling opportunities available in the area. It is fully signed with way-markers and information boards at key points throughout the route.
White Rose Cycle Route
If you fancy a little bit of distance cycling, this 123 mile route from Hull to Middlesbrough could be perfect for you. This is part of the National Cycle Network (route 65) and includes a glorious ride along the western fringe of the North York Moors National Park. Stop-off points could be Byland Abbey and/or Mount Grace Priory. See www.sustrans.org.uk
Sutton Bank - Six Bike Tracks
These 6 routes begin at the Sutton Park National Park Centre, with lots to see including stunning moorland and mediaeval abbets. There's a map that you can buy for £1 at the National Park Centre.
Yorkshire's heritage coast offers much for cyclists, with inland views and wonderful seascapes. You don't have to be a serious cyclist to enjoy these and a small pack of 4 routes are sold by the National Park on their online shop.
Cycling our Forests
Forest Enterprise have a roll in encouraging cycling in the region, with some of the best opportunities at Guisborough and Dalby Forests. Most routes are graded and cater for experienced Mountain Bikers, as well as kids and families. See www.forestry.gov.uk
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