Using bikes can be a great way of adding to your Adventure All Ways experience and offer the opportunity of covering a greater distance without burning any fossil fuels! Here is some helpful advice on cycling on the road and how to get the most out of bikes on your adventure! Our philosophy is any bike will do! If you don't have a bike you can borrow or hire one, or keep an eye out on! For more ideas about cycling and bike routes check out the sustrans website.

Bike rental

The concept of a Bike Library is simple - a location or mobile unit with a fleet of bikes which are available for loan to children and families. There are two bike libraries along the route, but may be one even closer to your home - check the map,, get in contact and borrow a bike for free!

Bike Libraries

Scarborough & Hipswell

Bike & Go is a flexible bike hire scheme which is available from 70 participating train stations across the UK. Whether you’re visiting friends, commuting to work or you fancy a day out; Bike & Go is the ideal solution to get you to your destination quickly and with ease.

You can register for an annual subscription for just £10. Hire a bike from just £3.80 per 24 hours and you can even keep the bike for up to 72 hours!

Bike & Go

Yorkshire Bike Hire offers cycle hire & bike hire includes electric ebike hire & road bikes hire, mountain bike hire, hardtail bikes, full suspension bike. All our bikes are 2017 KTM’s, with hydraulic disc brakes and Rock Shox forks. We also can loan you of a helmet, cycle pump and spare inner tube.

Yorkshire Bike Hire

Nr Osmotherley (section F/G)

E-Bike hire, Mountain bike hire, Road bike hire or Hybrid bike hire in the Yorkshire Dales.  Dales Bike Centre is the best place from which to hire and explore Swaledale and the Yorkshire Dales.

Dales Bike Centre

Richmond (section g/h)

Adult bike hire from £17 a day

  Trailways Cycle Hire

Whitby (section c/d)

Cycle training is a good option if you are new to cycling or haven't cycled for a while. It will help you develop skills and increase your confidence to tackle busier routes. To find out about local courses, phone the National Cycle Training Helpline on 0844 736 8460/8461.

Cycle Training

•    Follow the Highway Code – don’t jump red lights and don’t cycle on the pavement unless it’s a designated cycle path.
•    In wet weather watch your speed as surfaces may be slippery and it will take you longer to stop.
•    Ride positively, decisively, and well clear of the kerb.
•    Consider wearing a helmet.
•    Keep your bike roadworthy.


•    Ride in a position where you can see and be seen.
•    Use lights and consider wearing bright or reflective clothing, especially in towns, at night and in bad weather.
•    Make eye contact with other road users, especially at junctions, then you know they’ve seen you.
•    Signal clearly at all times.
•    Use your bell - not all pedestrians can see you.

•    Avoid 'undertaking' vehicles at junctions, if a car is not undertaking do not assume it will not be turning left

.•    Lorries may swing right before turning left creating a big gap which may look tempting to cycle through but avoid this, the vehicle will then swing left so this is a dangerous place to be.



It may be a good idea to brush up on some basic bike maintenance, especially if you are planning on cycling in the more remote areas where you may not be able to find someone to help fix your bike so easily. The British Cycling website and Sustrans have lots of useful articles on basic bike maintenance but it may also be worth checking before you set off for local places where you can get help if a bigger problem occurs.


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