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East Yorkshire - Wolds & Coast
2nd June 2019 - 9th June 2019 (8 days)
The Yorkshire Wolds is a broad crescent of rolling chalk hills and valleys, south of the North York Moors, arcing from the coast at Flamborough west towards Malton and then south to the Humber Bridge.
Known as the 'King of the Wolds', both Driffield and the ancient market town of Beverley lie on lower ground within the arms of the crescent. The magnificent unspoiled scenery, beautiful market towns, outstanding country houses and sweeping coastline ensure good cycling opportunities. This tour, based on the coast at Bridlington, offers the chance to explore this area of East Yorkshire's very own 'Wolds' with gently undulating hills, picture postcard villages and the coastline from Scarborough and Filey to Hornsea.
- Holiday Type Guided
- Tour Manager Pat & Ron Harrow
- Grade Moderate
- Booking Status Fully Booked
- Accommodation Hotel
- Board Basis Half Board
- Travel Arrangements Land Only
- Road / Off Road Road
- Holiday Style Centre-based
- Vehicle Support Carry Own Luggage
- Holiday Ref 03174
Sunday 2nd June
Meet at the Royal Hotel in Bridlington from 4pm. Stay 7 nights.
Monday 3rd June
Circular ride northwards to Filey via Hunmanby and Flamborough Head.
Tuesday 4th June
Circular ride southwards to Skipsea and Hornsea.
Wednesday 5th June
Circular ride westwards to Driffield and Hutton Cranswick.
Thursday 6th June
Friday 7th June
Circular ride southwards to Beverley. Shorter route will be available as an alternative.
Saturday 8th June
Circular ride northwards to Scarborough.
Sunday 9th June
The tour finishes after breakfast.
Distances: Daily cycling distances will be between 40 and 50 miles approximately.
The Itinerary is also subject to change.
Accommodation & Meals
All nights are spent at the Royal Hotel in Bridlington, in ensuite double or twin rooms on a half-board basis. Single occupancy is available for a supplement. The hotel is rated 4-star AA Guest Accommodation and has a Food Hygiene rating of 5. A wide variety of dishes are served to suit all tastes and a regular dish for vegetarians is included. Other dietary requirements should be stated on the Booking Form.
There will be indoor storage for bicycles.
No vehicle support is provided.
Obtaining travel insurance is optional for UK residents as your CTC membership provides third party cover. However, this does not cover any other risks such as cancellation charges, personal injury or lost property. We therefore strongly recommend that suitable insurance is taken out to safeguard against such risks. Members who do not reside in the UK are not covered for third party and are advised to obtain suitable cover before leaving their normal residence. If you already have an annual policy, you may need to confirm that it will cover a UK holiday or make provision for it to do so.
The price of £530 is based on a minimum number of 14 people taking part in the holiday. If there are insufficient bookings by 24th March 2019, we will contact you and return all monies paid, although in certain circumstances the holiday may still run at below minimum numbers but at the same price.
- 7 nights hotel, sharing room, half-board
- Afternoon tea
- CTC Cycling Holidays & Tours costs
Price Does Not Include
- Travel to Bridlington
- Drinks with evening meals
- Lunches or refreshments during the day
- Entry fees at any attractions
- Any other personal expenses
- Travel Insurance (optional)
- Single occupancy supplement (£80, subject to availability)
A deposit of £70 per person is payable upon booking, with the final balance of £460 per person to be paid ten weeks prior to departure, by 24th March 2019.
Should you be forced to cancel your booking for any reason you must notify us in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
Written notice received:
Before 24th March 2019
From 24th March 2019 through to departure
The Area Covered By The Holiday
Bridlington, 40 miles east of York, is on the North Sea coastline, a great base for bird watching. Nearby is Flamborough Head, a chalk headland, with sheer white cliffs and two ancient standing lighthouse towers. Due west, the town of Malton stands on the banks of the River Derwent and has been the historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times. South is Beverley, a market town with colourful history, cobbled streets and its majestic minster. On the coast to the north are Scarborough and FIley, and to the south Hornsea.
Peaceful country lanes, quiet roads and cycle paths link market towns and villages. Bridlington marks the end of the Way of the Roses cycle route from Morecambe via York. You can enjoy the gems of the Wolds – Thixendale, Millington, the lovely Yorkshire coastline and all the historic and natural heritage, which makes this such a special part of Yorkshire.
Rides & Rest Days
On five days there will be led cycle rides of approx 40-50 miles at a relaxed pace, although rides to Beverley or Malton will involve a 60 mile ride using quiet roads. The countryside is undulating being flatter nearer the coast. Stops for refreshments will be made where available. There will be a free day giving the opportunity to explore the local area or to travel further afield.
Local attractions include sandy beaches, award-winning promenades and historic harbours, Bridlington Heritage Museum, Burton Agnes Hall, Bondville Miniature Village and Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
Accommodation & Meals
The hotel is located just outside the centre of Bridlington and a two minute walk from the South Beach. Breakfast will be from 7.30am, with the evening meal at 7pm. Afternoon tea will be provided at the hotel at the end of each ride. The hotel has a comfortable lounge and an additional bar.
Bridlington's railway station is on the Yorkshire Coast Line between Hull and Scarborough. Seamer, 19 miles from Bridlington, has a station on the Trans Pennine Express line between York and Scarborough.
Up to seven cars can be parked in the Royal Hotel's own off street car park. Shaftesbury Road, on which the hotel is situated, has no parking restrictions and is available for additional parking.
The maximum number of participants will be 17 excluding the Tour Managers.
Weather & Clothing
Yorkshire weather is well known for being very variable, so there is a possibility of both warm sunny days and cold wet weather on a tour like this. Layers of lightweight clothing, suitable for a range of temperatures, are needed, and waterproofs are a must. However, there is a good chance of sunny days in June.
Cycles & Equipment
A touring cycle, hybrid or lightweight ATB is suitable for this tour. You should ensure your cycle is well maintained, paying particular attention to wheels, tyres and brakes. A low bottom gear (e.g. small chainring the same size or smaller than the largest cog on your rear wheel) is recommended. If you are unsure about gears, please discuss with the Tour Managers. Mudguards are optional but show courtesy to those who are following you in wet weather. Participants will be expected to carry each day sufficient spares and tools to deal with punctures and minor repairs.
You will not need to carry luggage, but a rack top pack or bar bag will be useful for carrying wet weather gear, spare clothing needed for the day, camera, snacks and your map. Helmets are your personal choice.
Maps & Guides
You are advised to carry a map of the area, or pages from a road atlas, in case you leave the main group. A page from 4 miles to 1 inch road atlas should suffice, or for more detail, OS Landranger Maps nos 101 and 107. GPX files will also be provided.