The Way of the Roses
2 Day Event

The Way of the Roses is the most iconic of coast-to-coast routes in the UK, starting on the west coast in Morecambe and finishing on the east coast in Bridlington. It’s fully way marked with National Cycle Network signs, using a mixture of mainly quiet roads and the odd cycle way to help avoid traffic whilst taking on some magnificent views across Lancashire and Yorkshire. Over two days it is an enjoyable adventure, equivalent to two sportives back-to-back and who better to look after you than Sportive HQ. With route knowledge and the right nutrition, we don’t just drop you in Morecambe and leave you to it, this is fully supported throughout the day, even with a group size of just 12 maximum we have 2 support vehicles looking after your every need.

Meet Location:

Premier Inn / Brewers Fayre
84 Knottingley Road
WF11 0BU

This is 2 minutes from the M62 (Junction 33 – Ferrybridge Services)

Your car will be safe here all day and you are welcome to book rooms either before, after or indeed both nights should you wish. You do not have to stay here to leave your car, we’ve sorted all of that with the Hotel.



Day 1

6.45am Meet at the Hotel – (please have pedals removed from your bike before arrival -so we can transport your bike safely inside our secure vehicle, we will help re-fit pedals when we arrive in Morecambe)
7.00am Depart for Morecambe
8.45am Arrive in Morecambe, bike set up and photos
9.00am Depart on the Way of the Roses
Throughout each day there will be 2 feed stops on route with everything you need to fuel the ride.
4pm – 5pm Arrive in Ripon for an overnight stay where are there are plenty of places for you to find somewhere to eat.

Day 2

After breakfast we aim to set off at 9am for our second days adventure.
Again, there will be 2 feed stops to fuel your ride.
4pm -5pm approximate arrival in Bridlington, this is very flexible but whatever time you arrive there will be access to showers and Fish and Chips at the finish line provided.
7pm Load up and head back to Pontefract Premier Inn
8.30pm Approximate return time.

Day 1 Route
Day 2 Route
Slightly less challenging than the one-day event but still equivalent to two sportives back-to-back. With 170 miles and 7332ft of ascent over 2 days, please only attempt this ride if you are strong enough to achieve an average of at least 12 mph for each day.

Majority of the climbing is on the first day miles from Morecambe to Ripon, after that it eases off a little with gentle rolling countryside through to Bridlington.

What’s Included

Transport for you, your bike and any kit you want with you from Pontefract to Morecambe
Mechanical Support throughout the 2 days
4 Road Side Feed Stops with hot drinks and all of the right food to fuel your ride
Following vehicle throughout the 2 days in case you need any kit out of your bags in case the weather changes
Overnight stay in Ripon
Hot Showers on arrival in Bridlington
A big pizza when you finish (you’ll need it)
Transport back to Pontefract

So basically, all you have to do is ride your bike and let us do everything else.

Your Kit

Well maintained road bike
Cycling Helmet
Set of lights
2 Water Bottles
Basic Repair Kit, inner tubes and puncture repair
Towel, Kit Bag, fresh clothes – eveningwear

Recommended – cycling waterproof, full change of cycling kit in case you are wet.

Are you ready for the cycling adventure you won’t forget?

With just 12 places for 2024 make sure you book soon so you don’t miss out!