The Way in a Day!

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Keith Marsay tells us that he completed the route on Saturday, 4th June, on a perfect day for cycling.  Taking 14 hours to complete the Way of the Roses coast to coast, he said the best bit was, 'going full gas, flat out in top gear, down the straight to Beningbrough Hall, having just ridden over 100 miles.' He was also pleased with the generally, traffic-free nature of the route and 'not seeing a single car for the first hour was cool too.' 

Keith looks forward to doing again and was grateful for the on-line resource which he found very helpful.

He had one grumble and that was that the signage in York was not so clear, particularly after the minster – lost an hour cycling round in circles trying to find the route.

Our response: Thanks for the feedback Keith and well done - what an achievement. York signing is much improved but for extra clarity some written guidance for readers.

York: Go straight on down the side of the Minster and turn right at the Oxfam shop on Goodramgate. After the right turn go through the bollards which are marked with cycling signs (temporary missing 'roses' sign here) and then straight across the road to go down the side of the new Hiscox building. Turn left after the traffic-free bridge and the road takes you around to the left and across the Foss Islands inner ring-road near Morrisons supermarket. Keeping Morrison's on your left and Homesense on your right, go straight and cross on to the old Foss Islands railway path which leads you out of York through Murton and Dunnington.