Welcome to the Way of the Roses
Welcome to the Way of the Roses. Let us help you plan your trip with our comprehensive one-stop, easy to navigate site. Whatever your ideas or objectives for riding this superb route, you’ll find everything here you need to make it a simple pleasure.
The Way of the Roses is a relatively new coast to coast cycle route from Morecambe on the north west coast of the UK to Bridlington in the east, taking in some of the most stunning and breathtaking scenery along the way. It is a challenging route consisting of a variety of terrain including traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads.
Way of the Roses cycle route has 170 miles of the finest views that Yorkshire and Lancashire have to offer, taking in the Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales, glorious Nidderdale and the Yorkshire Wolds. The options for stopping-off for overnight accommodation or simply an energy boosting bite to eat are absolutely endless; from tiny dales villages; to larger towns such as Settle and Pateley Bridge; to the understated loveliness of Ripon and the magnificence of York and all that it has to offer. There is something along the way to suit every budget and personal preference.
The route can take anything from 2 days for the keen and able cyclist, to a week for those with a more leisurely pace in mind. The site has information on accommodation, places to eat and drink, things to see and do, baggage transfer and a dedicated cycling section. So, whether it’s an independent expedition or a supported tour, for single cyclists to a large group, here you’ll find everything you need to plan your ride. However you choose to pass the 170 miles, an adventure awaits!
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A vast array of accommodation to choose from on the route, with prices and standards to suit every taste and style.
Food & Drink
You will find a fantastic choice of pubs and restaurants on the route. For a guide on where to eat please follow our link below.
See & Do
During your stay there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained on the route. For more ideas, please visit our link below.
27 High St,
Talbot House | Pateley Bridge
This delightful Georgian Grade II listed building has been lovingly decorated and furnished to a very high standard which guarantees all who visit a very pleasant and comfortable stay. Watch the world go by from your window as you look out onto Pateley Bridge High Street, or sample the local pubs and restaurants. Walkers and cyclists are very welcome at Talbot House. If you are following the popular routes we can offer a comfortable bed, secure storage for your bikes, hearty breakfast and packed lunches if required.
Bewerley Park Centre | Pateley Bridge
Bewerley Park Centre is ideally situated in its own extensive grounds in the heart of the Nidderdale Area just outside the Dales Market town of Pateley Bridge and ideally situated on the Way of the Roses cycle route. The accommodation is ideal for large groups of cyclists which is set in attractive, single-storey, centrally heated bungalows giving comfortable living in dormitories. There are ample toilet, washing, shower facilities and drying rooms. Secure cycle storage is also available along with packed lunches on request.
34 Marine Road West
The Balmoral Guest House | Morecambe
The Balmoral Guest House, which was recently awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate for Excellence 2012, is open all year round and is well established and family run, offering excellent cuisine and comfort; it is ideally located for all the amenities of the resort. You will always receive a very warm welcome when staying at The Balmoral. The guest house offers quality Bed & Breakfast accommodation and is situated on Morecambe Promenade, overlooking Morecambe Bay, which is renowned for it’s superb sunsets against the Lake District Mountains.
39 Marine Road
The Berkeley | Morecambe
Mal and Colette welcome you to our licensed guesthouse by the sea. We offer a friendly welcome and good home cooked food. There is secure storage for up to 24+ bikes and a good cycle shop is close by. We will be stocking Way of the Roses maps as well as small items such as water bottles if you happen to forget yours. Only 500mtrs from the start line and close to the train station. Free on road parking outside the premises. Ring Mal or Colette direct for offers.
83 Main Street
The Horse & Farrier Inn | Bentham
The Horse & Farrier Inn is a traditional 17th century public house which is located on the border of Lancashire and North Yorkshire in the village of Bentham. We are a family, walker, cyclist and dog friendly pub offering a variety of drinks including local ales and beers and a wide selection of hot and cold food, as well as a friendly and cosy welcome. We have roaring log fires inside to keep everyone warm in the Winter and have a patio area and large grassed beer garden for drinking and eating outdoors in the Summer.
Linton Laithe Luxury B&B | Linton
Accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales at Linton Laithe, luxury Bed and Breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales offering five luxury guest rooms all en-suite and serving locally sourced Yorkshire breakfasts, ideally located in the village of Linton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Linton Laithe lies on the edge of open countryside, facing the short lane leading up from Linton's village green. Set in pretty landscaped grounds with easy parking, outdoor seating, and a sun-trap patio to enjoy the frequent sunny days. Cycle storage available.
114 Holgate Road
Holmwood House | York
Built as two private houses in the middle of the 19th Century, and backing on to one of the prettiest squares in York, the two listed buildings have been lovingly restored to retain the ambience of a private home and provide peaceful, elegant rooms where the pressures of the day can be eased away. At Holmwood House, all the rooms are different, both in decoration and size, and all have their own bathroom or shower room. There are many extra touches in addition to the usual colour television, coffee and tea making facilities, radio alarm clock and hair dryer. Free wi fi is available also in all rooms.