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Way of the Roses 170 mile coast to coast cycle route from Morecambe to Bridlington. Travelling through Lancashire, Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale, Lune Valley and the Yorkshire Wolds.

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!

We would love to hear your comments, stories and share your photos from the saddle in our forum and gallery section.  Please email or go straight to our contact us page to send them to us.



A vast array of accommodation to choose from on the route, with prices and standards to suit every taste and style.

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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.

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See & Do

Family Fun

During your stay there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained on the route. For more ideas, please visit our link below.

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Featured Businesses

Bewerley Park Centre | Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire

01423 711287

Bewerley Park Centre | Pateley Bridge

**IDEAL FOR GROUP BOOKINGS**. Bewerley Park is a stunning venue perfect for groups of riders. We are ideally situated on the WOTR route near Pateley Bridge, which is just further on from Grassington. The accommodation is ideal for large groups of cyclists.

The New Inn | Clapham

The New Inn
Old Rd
North Yorkshire

015242 51203

The New Inn | Clapham

We warmly invite you to visit this beautiful 18th Century Coaching Inn. Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and perched beneath the 3 Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough, and Whernside, a truly stunning location that will call you back year after year, and also the perfect location for walking, cycling and exploring! Enjoy a blissful weekend in one of our freshly renovated rooms or suites.  Read a book, take a relaxing (or strenuous) walk and then kick back with a glass of wine or pint of real ale whilst dinner is prepared!

Alder Carr House | Pocklington

York Road
Barmby Moor
North Yorkshire
Y042 4HT

01759 380566

Alder Carr House | Pocklington

"Alder Carr House is only half a mile from the WOTR route, and will provide you with a relaxing, comfortable & affordable stay in stunning countryside surroundings. We have secure cycle storage and drying facilities. You can also use our guest kitchen which has a microwave and fridge, and allows you the space to prepare a pack up lunch for the next part of your trip. We'll also provide you with a FREE lift into the town of Pocklington in the evening, where there's a range of quality pubs & restaurants to choose from. Our rooms are spacious and comfortable; each has armchairs, a range of magazines, freeview TV and radio. Your room will overlook our beautiful gardens and you'll also have views of the rolling Yorkshire Wolds. Our hearty breakfast, prepared with locally or home-grown produce will give you the perfect start for the next day's riding. We look forward to welcoming you!"

The Balmoral Guest House | Morecambe

34 Marine Road West

01524 418526

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.

Holmwood House | York

114 Holgate Road
YO24 4BB

01904 626183

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.