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Cycling North York Moors Credit Tony BartholomewCycling North York Moors Credit Tony Bartholomew

Thank you for social distancing - COVID-19 updates

We're delighted to give you a warm welcome to the National Park. Remember, when meeting friends and family you do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) you must not meet in a group of more than six. In all cases, you should social distance from anyone you do not live with or is not part of your support bubble. The Government recommends that you keep at least two metres away from people where possible or where this is not possible, more than one metre apart as well as taking extra steps to stay safe.

Additional restrictions apply to those living in some surrounding areas of the National Park, depending on the local COVID alert level, which you should be aware of. Please do use the postcode search tool to check the alert level for your local area.

If you are thinking of visiting the North York Moors, please follow our guidelines for accessing the National Park responsibly.


Ready for a two-wheel adventure?

The North York Moors is a fantastic location for cycling, whether you're a family cyclist or a world-class mountain biker.

If you're looking for inspiration, check out our downloadable cycling routes, right across the North York Moors and Howardian Hills. We have miles of country roads, bridleways, forest tracks and disused railway lines, and there are three dedicated cycling centres:

  • Sutton Bank - for families and those new to mountain biking
  • Dalby Forest - for families right through to more experienced mountain bikers
  • Great Fryup Dale - for more experienced mountain bikers and road cyclists

You can also see the best of the National Park on the 'Moor to Sea Cycle Network' – 150 miles of pedal-powered freedom, taking you through some of the finest scenery in Britain.

Follow the old Scarborough-to-Whitby coastal railway line, cross the high moorland above Rosedale Abbey, wind through the woods of Cropton Forest – where do you fancy riding today?

Cyclists on moorland road by Tony Bartholomew

Which route?

Forest track, moorland road or coastal bridleway - choose road or off-road, then the rest is up to you!

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Bike hire at Sutton Bank Credit Chris J Parker

Bike hire

Here on holiday? No bike at home? Don’t worry, find bikes to hire right across the National Park

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Cycling on the Moor to Sea

Moor to Sea

Get the lowdown on our flagship cycle route - mile after mile of amazing moor and coast cycling

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Embark on your cycling adventure...


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