gather at St John Boat House at the bottom of Marygate near the river
Museum gardens, Marygate
Are you looking for a nice route with not much climbing? Starting out from the bottom of Marygate next to the York St John Boat House it won’t be long before the route has picked up the NCN 65 and will be heading out towards Skelton.
The route is part of the ‘Way of the Roses cycle route’ 170 miles coast to coast route between Morecambe and Bridlington but don’t worry as this route is only 8 miles!
Theren are fantastic views of the River Ouse, Clifton Park and Rawcliffe Bar Country Park on the way out to the midway stop at Skelton Garden Centre, which also has a great cafe.
From here there are 2 possible routes home, either traveling back along route 65 and taking in the views missed on the way out, or if feeling adventurous using the shared pedestrian and cycle path down to Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride.
From Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride the route picks up NCN 65 and heads back east to the finish of the route at York St John Boat House.