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1. Cycle Route 66: –

Terrain successfully negotiated!

This route is not suitable for riding on with narrow-tyred road-racing bikes, however the editor managed it on a hybrid touring bike avoiding potholes, although he did suffer a split innertube afterwards, which was promptly repaired by conveniently-located Cottingham Cycle Centre

Although this route from Beverley to Cottingham starts off easily and smoothly, it turns into a dirt track after a few miles!

Directions from Cottingham-East

Approach from Cottingham

From Northgate, turn into Park Lane and cycle North as far as you can go heading past the growers towards the power pylon switching station  where the road turns into a couple of miles of dirt track. The cycle path route signs can just be seen on the lamp post (above, centre right)

Directions from Beverley

By Beverley Minster, take the turn off into Long Lane and follow the cycle route signs

2. Cottingham to Beverley via Dunswell Lane

From the Northgate railway crossing cycle North to Dunswell on Dunswell Lane for a few miles meeting the main Woodmansey road and turn left. Cycle towards Beverley using the cycle paths and at the Thearne Junction exit into Long Lane, also coming out by Beverley Minster

It may be possile to combine routes 1 & 2 to avoid rough terrain, but haven’t explored all the combinations. For more details consult: –

East Yorkshire CTC

Note to East Riding of Yorkshire County Council: Better signposting and documentation of these routes would be helpful to tourists as I’m sometimes asked for directions, but only just discovered these most scenic traffic-free routes today!

Tourist links for more cyclist-friendly routes

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Nick  (nick@eth.digital)