The well known North Yorks TT route.
About 100kms of great biking. Enjoy it with other bikers on the weekend or solo at less travelled times. Starting at Helmsley then travelling north to Stokesley and across and back down via Kirkbymoorside to Helmsley
Tried to do a route to the coast using alternative roads using known good roads/routes and linking them together. This makes a change from the norm, which takes you on roads that are empty of traffic. I did this on a sunny Saturday afternoon where the traffic to the coast was heavy and it took me on unused roads, fantastic....! roll on next weekend I may do this route again.
A stunning route that links the best parts of the Yorkshire Wolds, North Yorkshire moors and Howardian hills and the exceptional Stokesley-Helmsely road. 115 miles is a decent distance but Whitby is placed right in the centre for and fish and chip dinner.
I found it difficult to categorise the route as it differs massively. The first section linking Wetwang and Malton is quick with a great road surface and wide open bends with great views made even better due to the constantly changing elevation.
The section between Pickering and Whitby takes in the moors. Huge views, great roads, and as fast as you like.
Stokesley to Helmsely is simply exceptional. A well known route that gets better overtime I ride it. Some of the best views you will find in the UK, with a decent road surface and roads that tighten up and open out just the way you would want them to. Big speeds aren't needed to enjoy this road - absolute bliss.
It doesn't stop at Helmsley either, the Howardian hills are a little less spectacular than stokesley-helmseley but very worthy of this route. Enjoy!