Famous for its fabulous Minster, Beverley is surrounded by quaint villages and breathtaking scenery which makes it an ideal location for cycling. Beverley is on a national by-way. Cycle routes 65 and 66 go right through the town as well as the National Cycle Network 1. The North Sea Cycle Route also passes through Beverley and the Way of the Roses cycle route which goes from Morecambe to Bridlington also passes through Beverley. The cycle routes featured below will help you to get out and explore your local landscape by bike, whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the area. All cycle routes are available on this downloadable cycle route map.
This beautiful route uses a dedicated cycle path and quiet local roads, taking in some fantastic scenery at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds. A short cut at Etton can be used for those who want a shorter ride.
19 miles / 30.5km, or 12 miles / 19km if using Etton short cut. Around 2 hours / 1.5 hours riding time.
Cycle out of Beverley heading north along New Walk/Molescroft Road. At Molescroft roundabout join the off-road path next to the A1035 and continue past the next roundabout and alongside the B1248. Just before the crossroads, cross the B1248 using the cycle crossing point (take care, this is a busy road with fast traffic) and cycle down Main Street, through Cherry Burton.
Pass the pub and turn right on to Etton Road. Follow blue signs for NCN route 1 through Etton and in to South Dalton. Turn left on to West End and continue past the Pipe and Glass pub, then turn left at the T junction and left again towards Beverley. Pick up signs to Etton and once you are in the village turn right opposite the Light Dragoon pub, retracing your route through Cherry Burton and back to Beverley.
A scenic ride across the Westwood common to Walkington Heads and the village of North Newbald, with a cut through on Wolds Road for
those who are after a shorter route.
20 miles / 32km or 10 miles / 16km if using Wold Road short cut. Around 2 hours / 1 hour riding time.
Leave Beverley along the A1174 York Road. As you leave the town turn left on to a tree lined side road across the Westwood. Take care - this road can be busy, particularly when Beverley races are on. Pass straight over the crossroads towards Newbald. For a shorter ride turn left after 2 miles, signposted South Cave, otherwise continue straight on.
Cycle through the village of North Newbald, turning left at the T junction and passing the two village pubs before taking the next left on to South Newbald Road. As the road bends right take the left turn along Trundlegate following signs for the Yorkshire Wolds cycle
route and NCN route 164. Climb the steep hill, pass over the crossroads on to Littlewood Road and follow until you reach Walkington. Turn right at the T junction with Northgate and left at the Dog and Duck pub, then follow the B1230 through the village, then the off-road path then ride down Walkington Road to Beverley.
A longer route exploring the pretty villages near Beverley using a dedicated cycle path and quiet lightly trafficked roads, with a cut through at Little Weighton for a shorter ride.
19 miles / 30.5km or 12 miles / 19km if using Little Weighton short cut. Around 2 hours / 1.5 hours riding time.
Leave Beverley travelling along Kitchen Lane/Butt Lane before joining the off-road cycle path and heading south out of Beverley
alongside the A164. Pass through the traffic lights at the junction with the A1079 and take the next right at the bus stop on to
Coppleflat Lane. Turn left at the T junction towards Cottingham and take the next right, following signs to Little Weighton and for
the National Byway. Stay on this road for 2 miles. At the T junction turn left to do a shorter version of this route, otherwise turn right
in to the village of Little Weighton.
Pass through Little Weighton and at the crossroads turn left towards South Cave and Howden. At the following T junction turn left towards Willerby and follow the road before turning left again towards Little Weighton. At the end of the road turn right on to Old Village Road and continue on to the village of Skidby, turning left after the Half Moon pub towards Beverley. Pass Skidby Mill and rejoin the off-road path along the A164 to retrace your route back to the town.
A gentle ride heading south of Beverley to the villages of Cottingham and Dunswell, using quiet roads and off-road paths.
13 miles / 21km, or 1.5 hours riding time.
Leave Beverley travelling south along Long Lane. Just before the level crossing turn right, following signs for Beverley Parks and NCN route 1. As the road bends right, turn left on to the unsurfaced path and continue over the A1079. Take care - some of this section may become muddy in wet weather. Turn right at the T junction, past the power sub-station and in to the village of Cottingham.
Turn left at the T junction on to Northgate and pass over the railway crossing before taking the next left on to Dunswell Road.
Pass under the A1079 and turn left at the T junction. Join the off-road cycle path and pass the two garden centres before taking a left on to Long Lane. Stay on Long Lane and follow this road back to Beverley.
A great ride for family groups or newer riders using quiet roads and off-road paths to explore the landscape to the south of Beverley.
5.5 miles / 9km, or 40 minutes riding time.
Leave Beverley travelling south along Long Lane. Pass over the railway line and at the T junction turn left on to the off-road path along the A1174. After 1.5 miles veer left on to the B1230 and cycle along Beckside and Flemingate, passing over the railway level crossing
before arriving back in the town centre. Take care along this last stretch as this is a busy section of road used by lots of cars.
A relatively flat ride using a long section of off-road surfaced path, passing through the pretty villages of Leven and Brandesburton
before retracing the route back to Beverley.
20 miles / 32km, or 2 hours riding time.
Leave Beverley along the A1174 (Norwood) heading east towards Hornsea. This road can be busy so take care along this section of the route. Pass over the level crossing and join the off-road path just before Swinemoor Lane roundabout. Continue straight over the roundabout on to the A1035 and stay on the off-road path for around 4.5 miles before turning left at the roundabout towards Leven.
Pass through Leven and continue until you reach Brandesburton. As you enter the village turn left opposite the entrance to Dacre Lakeside Park and just before the road bends to the right turn left on to Mill Lane, next to the village shop (signposted North Frodingham). Follow signs to Burshill and Leven, arriving back in Leven and turning right at the junction next to the Hare and Hounds pub before retracing the route back to Beverley.
A longer route for experienced cyclists who want to explore the quiet roads and lanes between Beverley and the North Sea coast. This ride includes a section of the Trans Pennine Trail which is unsurfaced in places, and as a result this route is not suitable for road bikes.
33 miles / 53km, or 3.5 hours riding time.
Follow the instructions for the start of ride 6, using the off-road path along the A1035 before turning right towards Meaux and Wawne. Stay on this road and after 3 miles turn left, signposted Skirlaugh and Benningholme. Cycle for a further 2 miles before taking the left at the T junction towards Long Riston. Pass through the village of Arnold before taking the subway under the busy A165 and
turning left on to Main Street.
Leave the village and turn right on to Whins Lane (signposted Sigglesthorne and Hatfield) and after 3 miles turn right at the T junction. As you enter Great Hatfield, turn right on to the off-road track signposted the Trans Pennine Trail. Follow this route for a long way – cross the A165, then take the first right and turn right again to join Skirlaugh Road. Follow National Byway signs back
towards Benningholme and Beverley, retracing your route back to the A1035 and in to Beverley town centre.
Beverley has an active cycling community and attracts many visiting cyclists from other local towns and from further afield. The town is well set up to cater for cyclists with extensive secure cycle parking facilities throughout the town, public toilets, and lots of local cafes, pubs and restaurants for tired cyclists to re-fuel after a ride!
Furthermore, there are three cycle shops in the town centre which sell bikes and accessories and can also carry out repairs and maintenance on your bike. For further information contact: