Cycling in North Yorkshire has recently been given a huge boost.
Cyclists rejoice! North Yorkshire council recently announced that they have secured £638,000 of funding to build a new cycle route.
This is great news if you’re bringing your bike on holiday with you as you’ll be able to cycle from Spring Cottage to Malton and Pickering without having to cycle on any main roads. Likewise, for instance, the cyclist’s haven of Dalby Forest, via Pickering can by cycled to avoiding all main roads.
Here’s more info on why Dalby Forest is THE place in the region for cyclists to explore. Here’s a link to the Forestry Commission’s website: About Dalby Forest
Currently the A169 road links Malton and Pickering. Because the new cycle route will avoid this road, it will take you directly past the tourist attractions of Eden Camp and Flamingo Land. This means this route will also pass a few miles from Great Habton (where Spring Cottage is situated).
You can see here on this map just where this new cycle route will be:
The council wants to place Malton on the map as a cyclist’s destination. Partly because Malton is accessible by train as it’s on the main York to Scarborough line and partly because once you’ve visited Malton you just need to come back. Plus some direct trains come from Liverpool and Manchester.
When you arrive in Malton you can either head south, picking up the Yorkshire Wolds cycle path, or north to Pickering and Dalby Forest. Or the car can bring you and the bikes on holiday.
If big cycle routes aren’t always your thing, the roads and lanes around the village allow cycling at a more leisurely pace. Flamingo Land and Eden Camp are under 3 miles away.
Cycling in North Yorkshire and Spring Cottage
If you are cycling in North Yorkshire Spring Cottage provides a secure location for your bikes. It’s secluded down a little lane and you can lock your bike in the shed. To find out more visit this page of our website: About Spring Cottage