News

Say it with flowers


Hutton Cranswick villagers have been inspired to create floral displays about the route which comes right through their village (mile marker 146) as part of their Yorkshire in Bloom entry. Continue reading...

York Mystery Plays


Among the many reasons to stop pedalling for a while when you reach the richly historic capital of the ‘White Rose’ county this summer are the city’s Mystery Plays, first performed in the 14th century and now featuring bicycles. Set against the dramatic backdrop of St Mary’s Abbey, the Plays are an exhilarating piece of biblical story-telling outdoor theatre performed by a huge cast of mainly local extras. Continue reading...

Greenhow Hill descent


Going down Greenhow Hill into Pateley Bridge has unfortunately caught a few cyclists out, so to help reduce the risks of accidents North Yorkshire County Council and ourselves have produced a handy little leaflet to let you know what lies in store.
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Air Ambulance fundraiser


Andy Broxham's life was saved by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so from 21-24 May he and six work mates are cycling Way of the Roses to raise money for this invaluable emergency service. Continue reading...

Avoiding Crashes


Unlike the Tour of Britain, cycling the Way of the Roses isn’t a race, although reports are filtering
through about a few crashes and near misses. Continue reading...

British Roses


On Monday September 12th the second stage of the Tour of Britain (Kendal to Blackpool) will pass through North Lancashire and briefly along part of the Way of the Roses route (around Wray). Continue reading...

Public Art


Matt Baker, a nationally renowned artist working in public spaces, has been commissioned to develop a series of linked artworks for the Way of the Roses. Continue reading...

Route Opening


To mark the opening of the route, and help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the National Cycle Network, the whole 170 miles of the Way of the Roses route was ridden on Saturday 11th September. Continue reading...

Press coverage


Back in June, Sustrans organised a ride for journalists. The Saturday Guardian then featured the route in its 24th July Travel supplement, and the Yorkshire Post magazine recently published their piece. Continue reading...