Cycling the Way of the Roses

Cycling the Way of the Roses

: Coast to coast across Lancashire and Yorkshire, with six circular day rides

by by Rachel Crolla
13th April, 2018

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Guidebook to the Way of the Roses, a 170-mile coast-to-coast cycle route across Lancashire and Yorkshire. The three-day journey (alternative two, four and five day itineraries are also outlined) begins in Morecambe and finishes in Bridlington, linking scenic country lanes, minor roads and traffic-free cycle paths. Six excellent day rides, located in the vicinity of the main route, are also described.

Clear and concise route description is accompanied by 1:100K mapping and gradient profiles, guaranteeing problem-free navigating. Also included is handy advice on practicalities such as preparation, equipment, accommodation and travel logistics to and from the start and finish of the route.

A challenge within the reach of cyclists of all abilities and a satisfying traverse across country, the Way of the Roses takes in idyllic villages such as Burnsall, Pocklington and Settle, castles and cathedrals including York, Ripon abbey and prehistoric sites, along with stunning natural features such as the Three Peaks, Brimham Rocks and Flamborough Head.

Rachel Crolla is an outdoors all-rounder who loves hiking, biking, scrambling and climbing. She grew up in Yorkshire, where she still lives with her partner Carl McKeating and their young family. Rachel is an outdoors writer and photographer who is also trained as a journalist and teacher. She has hiked and climbed across the UK, Europe and the USA. In 2007 Rachel became the first woman to reach the summit of every country in Europe – she co-wrote the Cicerone guide book Europe's High Points soon afterwards. Rachel has since co-written a guide to the mountains of the Massif Central in France and more recently has enjoyed writing about areas in the UK. She and Carl have recently fully updated the Cicerone guide book Scrambles in Snowdonia, which was originally written by Steve Ashton in 1980. Rachel's first cycling guide to the Yorkshire and Lancashire-based Way of the Roses was published in 2018. Rachel and Carl are passionate about enthusing the next generation of hikers and cyclists with a love of the outdoors.

Details & Specs

Author: Rachel Crolla

Publisher: Cicerone Press

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781852849122

Publication Date: 13th April, 2018

Pages: 169

Dimensions: 172 x 116 x 11 mm

Notes: illustrations (colour), maps (colour)

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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