Posts Tagged ‘East Yorkshire’


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

Send us your pics and movies!

Nick  (

Vintage Cars and Vehicles


VW 1200 – the editor’s second car – a Triumph Spitfire Mk3 was his first 🙂

Buses and coaches in the region from the post-war era

generally from the 1919 to 1930 era, but classifications vary

Vintage cars and other more recent vehicles are rapidly becoming collectable! The editor thinks they had far more character than today’s standardised offerings. They were however cramped and not as comfortable, safe or reliable and required ongoing maintenance and frequent servicing.

What are your favourite vintage vehicles?

Rover 3500s P6 _ eBay

Rover 3500s P6 – selling on ebay fully-restored for £7,250 ono

We’d like your photos – from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s?

We will be featuring some further examples from time to time

P.S. The Editor has a few favourites, but has to admit he once owned a VW beetle (shown above in Cologne in 1977) – and even a Nissan Micra which was along with the beetle the cheapest to run he ever owned!)

One of his most favourite vehicles was the VW Camper Van based on the same chassis as the beetle!

Old VW Camper Vans in working order routinely fetch over £20K today and they are de rigeour for attending UK folk and pop festivals like Glastonbury – assuming you can get a ticket, that is!

VW two peas in a pod!





Darby & Joan Hall in Cottingham

Located at the top of Finkle Street in Cottingham, located adjacent to  the ‘gateway shops’, it is a great place to bring elderly neighbours and relatives!

Offering a warm friendly and welcoming atmosphere, Darby & Joan provides a haven for elderly relatives and neighbours on a regular basis where they can make friends and socialise.

With 2015 Membership at just £5 p.a. and full home-cooked lunches on Fridays costing just £4.  this makes a great venue for older relatives – and people of all ages!

What’s On

Darby and Jones also offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages to enjoy. They don’t currently have a waiting list for new members so if you are a carer, now is a good time to get in touch!

A stage and hall also provide dance, keep-fit, theatre and drama group facilities

Watching “Murdered to Death” whodunit presented by the Brough Petuaria Players at Darby & Joan Hall in Cottingham a few years ago

Contact Marilyn or Jennifer for details