We’ve put together a list of coast to coast classic bike rides and some lesser known alternatives for you to discover on the National Cycle Network. Many of these rides are often tackled as challenge routes but with such beautiful scenery (and often history) to admire they are definitely worth considering for a more leisurely cycling holiday.
A spectacular coast to coast cycle route rich in scenery, history and culture. It passes through the red rose county of Lancashire and the white rose county of Yorkshire (hence the name) and is usually cycled west to east to improve the chances of having the wind at your back. This direction does make for several steep climbs but the longer downhill sections are an absolute joy and well worth the effort.