- Gently undulating hills with picture postcard villages
- Medieval market towns of Pocklington, Driffield and Beverley
- The stunning gothic Minster in Beverley
- The manor houses of Sledmere, Sewerby and Burton Agnes
- The cliffs and thousands of seabirds at Bempton
- Flamborough Head Heritage Coast
We have loved this week in the Yorkshire Wolds and would like to thank you for a service which exceeded all our expectations when we first booked with you. Thank you Team Skedaddle.
Today your arrival destination is the beautiful market town of Beverley. If arriving by car you will be able to leave your vehicle near to the accommodation for the duration of the trip,or if travelling by train is your preferred mode of transport, your accommodation is just a short walk away. You are then free to spend the day exploring this wonderful town with its small cobbled streets and its stunning Gothic Minster, arguably more impressive than the one in York! There are numerous places to eat in the town in the evening.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Ascent: 475 Metres Approx.
After a traditional Yorkshire breakfast our representative will meet you and talk you through the route over the days to come. If you are hiring a bike they will set you up ready for your ride.
After leaving Beverley you get your first taste of the rolling countryside of the Wolds. You pass through Market Weighton before reaching your evenings destination at Pocklington, one of the many picturesque market towns you’ll cycle through. You can explore the town before enjoying an evening meal at one of the local restaurants.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Ascent: 680 Metres Approx.
Todays ride is slightly more undulating and takes us over the highest point of the whole holiday at Bishop Wilton Wold. The famous British artist David Hockney painted the view from the summit. You cycle through the picturesque village of Thixendale, with its local pub the Cross Keys one of many small country pubs that you we pass today, before skirting the Howardian Hills, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, and arriving into Kirkham with its impressive ruins of the Augustinian priory established in the 1120’s.
Why not add an extra day in Malton so that you can cycle to Castle Howard which is one of Britain’s finest historic houses, set in a thousand acres of sweeping parkland dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains and well worth a visit!
- Meals: Breakfast
- Ascent: 650 Metres Approx.
A hearty breakfast will help you during the first section of the day which has some cheeky little inclines.
The route today takes you via Sledmere a Georgian country house set amongst gardens designed by the famous gardener Capability Brown. Certainly worth exploring and there is a lovely cafe on site for tasty refreshments.
This afternoon undulates through more small villages before you arrive at Hunmanby just short of the coast and the location of our evenings accommodation.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Ascent: 480 Metres Approx.
There are just so many things to do today!
Watching the thousands of seabirds on the cliffs at Bempton and then Flamborough Head, the hall and gardens at Sewerby hall before you reach the bustling seaside town of Bridlington famous for its fish and chips and the sea front promenade.
Finally you have the stunning Elizabethan manor house at Burton Agnes to explore in the afternoon before the day finishes in Bainton near the market town of Driffield. Oh yes, all joined together up by some lovely cycling.
Wow, what a day!
- Meals: Breakfast
- Ascent: 155 Metres Approx.
Today the final days cycling is the relatively short and flat ride to Beverley. You’ll have some time to explore the small pretty villages as you leisurely ride back to the start of your journey at Beverley.
Back in Beverley you can collect your car for your onward journey, or take your return train home.
Although thought of as a quiet part of Yorkshire the rolling hills, coastline, pretty villages and stunning halls and gardens will leave a lasting impression that will likely draw you back another day.
Following a National Cycle Network route, the Yorkshire Wolds Cycleway uses a combination of cycle paths, quiet country roads and some short sections of track.
Most of the surface is tarmac. There is an unavoidable short grassy section which climbs a farm track for approx. 2km (1.25 miles).
Almost any type of bike would be suitable, with semi-slick tyres fitted on mountain bikes and hybrids, and touring tyres fitted on road bikes.
Leisure Cycling Grade
Aspects of both our grade 2 and 3 holidays
Suitable for those looking for some cycle friendly routes
Features some modest climbs
Possibly sections of varying terrain (eg. forest tracks, gravel paths etc).
Our grading guidelines have been carefully created based on our many years of cycling experience, as well as customer feedback from our trips. Of course, if you're still struggling to figure out where you fit on the scale, do feel free to give us a quick call and we'll be more than happy to help!
For more information about our grading system click here.
Is this suitable for you?
Holidays that are graded as a 2-3, will have aspects of both our grade 2 and 3 holidays. These tours are still suitable for those perhaps who have recently got into cycling, and offer an array of accessible, cycle friendly routes, cycle paths and quiet roads, however there will be some days / sections where you may have to tackle some ups and downs, the occasional steeper climb and perhaps some varying terrain (forest tracks, gravel paths etc). Suitable for those with a decent level of physical fitness, looking for some leisurely rides with occasional (achievable!) challenges along the way.
Dates & Prices
Daily departures available from April to mid October.
A) Accommodation (shared twin rooms)
B) Meals as per the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
C) Skedaddle App to access holiday information and navigation
D) Detailed Skedaddle route notes and relevant maps
E) GPX files available upon request
F) Luggage transfer service
G) Skedaddle Local Representative
H) Emergency tool kit, pump etc. (if hiring your bike from Skedaddle)
What's not Included
A) Personal clothing and equipment
B) Travel insurance
C) Bar bills, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.
D) Bike & helmet rental (available if required)
E) Travel or flight costs and charges for travelling with your bike (if applicable)
F) Single room option (may be available if required)
G) Entrance fees to cultural or historical sites and visitor centres
H) Other optional activities
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Victor and Diane, DorsetAlways going the extra mile...
The last 18 months have been very difficult for everyone. Our holiday was held over from 2020. Saddle Skedaddle could not have been more helpful, always going the extra mile to keep us updated, assist with any questions or concerns. They were always very prompt in answering calls and emails, nothing was ever too much trouble. They are a highly experienced and professional company and it is very obvious why. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone wishing to book a cycling holiday, you won’t regret it.
Wonderful few days discovering the beautiful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds. Great pathways along the many farm roads with extensive views over the fields passing by pretty villages. Stayed in lovely places each day and have never eaten so many delicious breakfasts! Thank you Skedaddle for the great organisation.
Sarah, West MidlandsThoroughly enjoyed the experience...
First time I have done a trip like this and thoroughly enjoyed the experience – definitely will not be the last. From initial enquiry to follow up customer service and support was excellent.
The final day Bridlington to Beverley was fantastic with long stretches of downhill and great weather. When my sister had an issue with her gears on her hire bike the response was very swift and sorted easily without inconveniencing us.
The Telegraph (2020), Staycation nation: 10 of the best UK activity breaks for summerAs seen in the press...
A 140-mile gentle to moderate circular cycle tour, ideal for novices (and with emergency backup if required), explores the winsome Yorkshire Wolds, from the quiet Howardian Hills to the dramatic bird-busy cliffs of the coast.
Janet, West MidlandsWe were impressed...
Our favourite day was at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, what a spectacle! We found it hard to leave the cliffs. We were advised by other cyclists to get there early and so we even saw the barn owl hunting! The Quintin Arms was a welcome stop right en route.
The rep we saw at the beginning was very efficient and gave us our phone mount map and we were off. No unnecessary delays. Whoever delivered our luggage please thank them, the cases were always there and in our rooms. We were impressed with the guidance map on the phone!
Eileen, CumbriaWent beyond expectations...
Went beyond expectations by being able to provide a hire bike due to a misplaced charger. Could not fault transfers, luggage in room on arrival!
Annette and Robert, Kent, UKEverything we could have wished for...
From our very first contact with you we have been delighted with your excellent customer care and attention to detail. The service provided by Skedaddle was perfect!! Every member of staff with whom we have dealt have been friendly, efficient and caring. The office staff Alison and Adam, have been delightful and could not have improved their service in any way. The pre holiday information was everything we could have wished for, and the daily cycle route information could not have been better. We also really appreciated the .gpx files which (almost unbelievably) took us from door to door.
Our favourite day was the first day, travelling from Beverley to Pocklington, which was super. All the days were different and those “cheeky little climbs” were enervating. We enjoyed every day. We could not believe how efficient the luggage transfer service was, and we were astounded by the accommodation. We have loved this week in the Yorkshire Wolds and would like to thank you for a service which exceeded all our expectations when we first booked with you. Thank you Team Skedaddle. We now cannot wait for our next tour with you in September.