Hull and East Yorkshire
|Climate - weather at High Mowthorpe- 175 metres amsl|
|What to bring|
|This part of the route is relatively sheltered and mild (for the UK), though the top of the Wolds (gentle rolling hills east of York) can be exposed. But even in summer England can be breezy and cool and wet, so bring at least one warm top and waterproofs.|
The North Sea Cycle Route in Yorkshire does not follow the North Sea yet. We use the White Rose Cycle Route created by Sustrans which goes from Hull inland to York and then up to Middlesbrough in Tees Valley. There is a map for this route, but unfortunately it is out of print and not available from the Sustrans online shop. However it stiil appears on other web-based bookshops, so you should be able to order it for £5.99 or thereabouts - search on Google or try Amazon.
Watch out later in 2006, when the North Sea Cycle Route may switch to a new coastal alignment, with a new map to go with it.
For the route in this region between Hull and York follow NCN route number 65. See this page on the Sustrans site for more route information.
Again, later in the year we may switch to a coastal route, which will be NCN Route 1 north from Beverley to Whitby and from there we may branch inland on a new regional route to meet Route 65 as above at Hutton Rudby
|There are a fair number of hotels and bed and breakfasts in Hull and Beverley and a more limited choice in Market Weighton and Pocklington. There is a very historic youth hostel in Beverley - see the YHA web site.|
|Hull is dead flat (apart from bridges over railways) and cycling is very popular (by UK standards). There are lots of cycle shops - see list on Hull City Council web site. There is at least one cycle shop in Beverley and Pocklington. We are not sure about cycle hire in this area at present.|
|There are no package tours on these routes this year as far as we know, but have a look at the companies doing cycle holidays listed on the Tynebikes cycle holidays links page here.|
|Hull has connections north to Scarborough on the coast and east to either York or Doncaster on the East Coast Main Line railway. There are a limited number of through trains to London each day, but you usually have to change. You need to book your bike in advance on mainline trains. Nearest airports are at Durham Tees Valley near Darlington to the north and Leeds-Bradford to the west. There are daily ferries leaving Hull early evening to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge - see P&O Ferries site.|