Cycle routes in East Yorkshire and the Wolds

Bracken Track on the National Cycle Route
The beauty of cycling around East Yorkshire and the Wolds is that there are so many quiet country lanes and single track roads that criss-cross the area and provide cyclists with relatively traffic-free riding.
However, the sheer number of them can make it difficult for new cyclists to select and follow a route.
Fortunately, Visit Hull & East Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council have developed excellent maps that mostly keep cyclists away from the busier roads in the area.

Paper copies of the maps are available on request or by visiting a Tourist Information Centres in Hull or the East Riding. Alternatively, the routes can be downloaded in pdf version from the links below:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Cycle Maps

Driffield Cycle Map: five cycle routes in and around Driffeld

Pocklington Cycle Map: six cycle routes in and around Pocklington

South Holderness Cycle Map: six cycle routes in and around South Holderness *

Goole Cycle Map: six cycle routes in and around Goole

Beverley Cycle Map: seven cycle routes in and around Beverley

Bridlington Cycle Map: six cycle routes in and around Bridlington

* Following the December 2013 tidal surge the road through Spurn National Nature Reserve now stops just south of the reserve's information centre. However, it is possible to push a cycle over the sands for 1km to meet the remaining section of road leading to the point if you check for safe crossing times.


Warter near Pocklington

Big Skies Bike Rides and Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route

Nine rides from Pocklington, Malton, Driffield, Beverley, Market Weighton, Sledmere, Hunmanby, Bridlington and Stamford Bridge can be downloaded from Visit Hull & East Yorkshire.

(NB the map of the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle route at the link above is out of date. An updated version can be viewed here.)

Sustrans has published a cycle-specific map of the Yorkshire Wolds, York and Hull which can be ordered online and that was updated to include the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route.

(NB if you buy the map from a shop make sure it has the words '2011 edition' – or later – on the front cover.)


Descent through Water Dale towards Thixendale, heading away from Malton

Of course, if you would like to discover the area by bicycle in the company of experienced cyclists you are welcome to join us on one our rides. We have two or three planned rides that set out from our start points each Sunday. Why not contact us?

Please use our 'Contact' page if you have any questions about any of the rides or leave a comment below.

(Edited August 2016 after including further East Riding of Yorkshire Council cycle maps and tidal surge information, the addition of a Stamford Bridge Big Skies Bike Ride, the revised email contact address, and the Bridlington Cycle Map.)

One Response to “Cycle routes in East Yorkshire and the Wolds”

  1. M wrote:

    Updated Bracken Track picture added,