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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

What’s the best time of year to cycle in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire?

The best time to cycle in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire is between May to September. It’s best to come prepared for sunshine and rain and check the weather forecast ahead before you travel.

 

What’s the terrain like on the routes?

The terrain varies dependent on which route you are on. Most of the routes are on quiet country roads but there are elements of the routes that go through busy market towns and may contain off-road cinder track sections. Contact your tour operator on your selected package to find out more information.

Are the routes well signposted?

The Way of the Roses, Yorkshire Dales Cycleway and Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route are all well signposted and the routes are looked after by Sustrans. We recommend that for these routes and the others available, that you take a map with you. Tour operators will provide maps for you. Additionally, you can download GPX files and upload these onto a GPS system or mobile App.

How do I book a cycling package?

See the individual package pages to find links to tour operators that run a package on your selected route. 

Do you need to be fit to cycle on these holiday packages?

A degree of cycling ability and road knowledge is recommended for these routes. Should you want to upgrade to an electric bike to make the holiday that bit easier, contact you tour operator to select this as an add-on. 

Who should I contact in case of an emergency?

Call 999 in the case of an emergency in the UK. If you have a problem with your bike, or find yourself wanting to stop cycling, please contact your UK ground handler for help.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Although it is not the British law to wear helmets when cycling, we do strongly recommend the use of helmets. Some tour operators may insist on wearing a helmet for insurance purposes.

What’s the best way to travel to Yorkshire and Lincolnshire?

See our travel section for more detail on transportation to, from and within Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

What should I wear?

We recommend that you wear a helmet and appropriate clothes for cycling.

What is the Highway Code for cycling in the UK?

We recommend that you visit the UK Government website to read all the information on  cycling in the UK

Travel Trade Queries

For the travel trade we have a toolkit available with Cycle England images, logos and videos. Please email gbartlett@yorkshire.com to receive the link.