Posted on 3rd February 2022 at 09:43
A tour of one of the best kept secrets in Yorkshire
The Yorkshire Wolds may not have the national profile of their nearby cousins the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors but there’s so much to see in this quiet corner of the God’s own country.
From the spectacular precipice of Bempton cliffs to the gently rolling hills to the beautiful, historic market towns and quaint villages, the Wolds is a varied landscape of unexpected contrasts. And the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge is without doubt the best way to enjoy, soak up and take in all that the area has to offer.
The route begins at Norton College, near Malton, and follows a circular route developed by the charity Sustrans in 2011, taking in elements of National Cycle Routes 1, 66, 164, 166 and 167. It’s a well-signed ride on quiet country lanes, covering approximately 72 miles on each of its two days, Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 3 July 2022. But as much as it’s a fun ride with great camaraderie, it’s also a personal challenge, with some steep climbs and a total elevation gain of 2,160 metres over 144 miles.