The Way of the Roses
With a choice of dates from April to July 2021

Group up to 12 riders for a coast to coast experience

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. Achieving this in a day is the ambition of many a cyclist 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
Pontefract
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.

BOOK HOTEL HERE

Itinerary

4.45am 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)

5.00am Depart for Morecambe

6.45am Arrive in Morecambe and bike set up and photos

7.00am Depart on the Way of the Roses

Throughout the day there will be 5 feed stops on route with everything you need to fuel the ride.

9.00pm approximate arrival in Bridlington, this is very flexible but whatever time you arrive there will be access to showers.

10.30pm Load up and head back to Pontefract Premier Inn

11.30pm Approximate return time.

This is a serious challenge, 170 miles with 7332ft of ascent in the day, please only attempt this ride if you are strong enough to achieve an average of at least 14mph for the full 170 miles. If you need a training plan to help you get to this, let us know () and we will put together a training plan for you.
If doing it an a single day still seems a little bit too much then we do offer a 2 day version with an overnight stay in Ripon.

Majority of the climbing is in the first 80 miles from Morecambe to Ripon, after that it eases off a little with gentle rolling countryside which.

What’s Included

Transport for you, your bike and any kit you want with you from Pontefract to Morecambe
Mechanical Support throughout the day
5 Road Side Feed Stops with hot drinks and all of the right food to fuel your ride
Following vehicle throughout the day in case you need any kit out of your bags in case the weather changes
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
Set of lights
2 Water Bottles
Basic Repair Kit, inner tubes and puncture repair
Pump
Towel, Kit Bag fresh clothes – for when you finish

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

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

Each ride is for a maximum of 12 people so be sure to book quick as that means we only have 48 places for the whole of 2021

£145 inc. booking fee

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