The Way of the Roses - Cicerone
The Challenge Way of the Roses cycle route opened on September 11th 2010, coinciding with the 15th anniversary of the National Cycle Network and has quickly become one of the UK's most popular cycle routes. The route is almost entirely on quiet country lanes and runs through The Forest of Bowland, Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Yorkshire Wolds before reaching the North Sea at Bridlington.
Guidebook to the Way of the Roses, a 170-mile coast-to-coast cycle route across Lancashire and Yorkshire. The three-day journey (alternative two, four and five day itineraries are also outlined) begins in Morecambe and finishes in Bridlington, linking scenic country lanes, minor roads and traffic-free cycle paths. Six excellent day rides, located in the vicinity of the main route, are also described.
Clear and concise route description is accompanied by 1:100K mapping and gradient profiles, guaranteeing problem-free navigating. Also included is handy advice on practicalities such as preparation, equipment, accommodation and travel logistics to and from the start and finish of the route.
A challenge within the reach of cyclists of all abilities and a satisfying traverse across country, the Way of the Roses takes in idyllic villages, castles, cathedrals, abbeys and prehistoric sites, along with stunning natural features such as the Three Peaks, Brimham Rocks and Flamborough Head.