Our Trip with Panniers and Luxury Accommodation

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WOTR – with panniers and luxury accommodation

Ken, my husband and I arrived into Morecambe form the Wirral via 4 trains, the weather was excellent with sun and cloud, it was warm and we had a fabulous tail wind to boot. That afternoon we cycled to Grassington where we stayed just off route at the Bridge House B&B – a real delight of a B&B, super comfortable with sheep, ducks and rabbits right outside the window. Run by Debbie and spotlessly clean.

I would highly recommend the Café Chez Nous in Boroughbridge – run by a keen cyclist and with an open front garden, for easy sight of your bike whilst enjoying something fresh and home-made to eat.

Day 2 we really struggled to find accommodation before setting off, but then hit lucky when we contacted Sue at Number 18 in Osbaldwick, York – see listing on the WOTR website for more details. We received a really warm welcome of tea, home-made sausage rolls (delicious!) and fruit loaf, the house was beautiful, really contemporary, spacious and comfortable. Sue couldn’t do enough to make us welcome, she is a keen cyclist herself so had lots of enthusiasm for the addictive sport we love to participate in. Sue was happy to oblige with an extra early breakfast so that we could get off on the bikes, knowing that we had to make Bridlington with time to spare just in case the initial trains were full. We were spoilt for choice when it came to what was available for breakfast, we opted for the home-made granola (divine!), fresh fruit selection with toast and home-made jams. Full cooked breakfast and variations of that were also readily available had we wanted them.

Ken and I loved the hilly days (1 & 2) the most for their challenge and the stunning scenery. Day 3 was flat, equally beautiful, just in a very different way. The attached photo was taken at 07.30 a.m. in Lower Catton shortly after we departed from our Osbaldwick accommodation.