york ride suggestions

by snappyandrew   July 21, 2013  

Hi all
I'm in York next weekend for an in-law visit and am taking the bike. Any ideas for a 100+ km loop ride from those in the know?
Thanks in advance
Andrew

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Head north. Up towards Crayke, Easingwold and beyond, some lovely villages and it starts to get hilly (howardian hills), the highlight being the white horse climb which is a challenge, to say the least.

Great views over the whole of the vale of York.

posted by 700c [559 posts]
21st July 2013 - 21:49

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thanks for that
Andrew

posted by snappyandrew [70 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 10:43

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No problem, I was a not bored so I quickly created this route, to show you where I would go

http://goo.gl/maps/qM7nW

Not quite 60 miles but should still feel like a challenge

The problem with York is that you have to go a fair way to get to hills, but it's very rewarding once you do.

The above route takes in lovely villages, I would take it clockwise, testing yourself on the white horse (Kilburn) climb,, 200m of ascent, then come back via castle Howard.

posted by 700c [559 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 15:18

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wow. above and beyond the call of duty. thanks for putting that together. We are actually staying in Strensall, so that works out perfect.

posted by snappyandrew [70 posts]
22nd July 2013 - 17:01

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