Way of the Roses Cycle Challenge Picture 1
Way of the Roses Cycle Challenge Picture 1

Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  400m

Dist:  170

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

Bike Way of the Roses

Bike Adventure

Crossing the historic counties of Lancaster and Yorkshire, this ride is sure to inspire you. Riding through villages and towns once walked by the Tudor Kings, cresting the hills of the Yorkshire dales and enjoying the seaside delights of both East and West Coast, makes this a really rewarding challenge. Arriving at our accommodation in Morecambe on Thursday evening, we will have an evening meal, event briefing and an early night. Departing from the Western Coast Town of Morecambe, we take the cycle route 69 Eastwards towards the picturesque village of Kettlewell. Our Second Days Ride will have us heading towards the Historic City of York, and our Overnight Accommodation. Our final days ride will finish in the Eastern Coast Town of Bridlington, and after our celebrations, we will end at the train station where you will be able to make your onward transfers.

This Classic UK ride will begin with an evening in Morecambe, sampling the classic seaside town delights, before an evening meal event briefing and an Early night. 

Following cycle route 69 we head east out of the town towards Pateley Bridge across the picturesque Yorkshire Dales and onto the Nidderdale area of outstanding natural beauty.

After our accomodation near Pateley Bridge we will conitinue our ride towards the Historic City of York. We will enjoy a pleasenet meal in the City itself before heading back to our accomodation for a final nights rest. 

A bright start to begin our final day, we will head through picturesque Yorkshire villages before reaching our final destination of Bridlington on the Eastern Coast. After celebrations we will assist with your onward journey. Trains can be taken from Bridlington to the make transfers at York or Scarborough.





Thursday  (Overnight Morecambe / Lancaster)

18:00: Meet Team at Hotel in Morecambe

19:00: Event Briefing

19:30: Evening Meal  


Friday (Ride Morecambe > Pateley Bridge - 70miles)

07:30: Breakfast

08:30: Depart on Ride 

10:30: Morning Break (Approx) 

12:30: Lunch Stop (Approx)

15:30: Afternoon Break (Approx)

17:00 Arrive Pateley Bridge

19:00: Dinner in Local Pub


Saturday (Ride Pateley Bridge > York - 55 miles)

07:30: Breakfast

08:30: Depart on Ride 

10:30: Morning Break 

12:30: Lunch Stop 

15:30: Afternoon Break

17:00 Arrive York

19:00: Dinner 


Sunday (Ride York - Bridlington - 60 miles)

07:30: Breakfast

08:30: Depart on Ride 

10:30: Morning Break 

12:30: Lunch Stop 

15:30: Arrive Bridlington

16:30: Adventure Cafe Farewell



Route Map


We will be staying in 2/3* comfortable hotel / bunkhouse accomodation. We shall arrange accommodtion as available in the correct locations.


What is a Level 3.5 Cycling Challenge Like?

These challenge rides are either longer, with more ascent, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 10 hours cycling. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be a keen cyclist for these events, and to enjoy training, and to ride regularly. If the ride is outside the EU, it is likely to be easier in terms of the physical riding, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to more basic living conditions (in the case of Asia / Africa especially)


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long rides in the countryside - 6 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training. Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be at least 22-24 km/hr, and you should be able to cycle at high speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km. You may also be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)


Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.


Included In Trip

Experienced cycle leader, vehicle with support driver and mechanical backup, first aiders. 3 nights 2/3* hotel accomodation. Breakfasts, lunches, snacks, luggage transfer through event, spare bike. 


Excluded From Trip

Evening meals, bike hire, spare parts, transport to Morecambe, transport from Bridlington, 


Equipment Required

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf
Small Rucksack (or small pannier)
Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Lamps (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Duck Tape (small folded piece off the reel)*
Puncture Repair Kit*
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)

Suncream, Plasters
Vaseline, Painkillers, Sunbloc

Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste

Warm Clothing
Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat

Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts
Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (Dryflo type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable)
Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
1 Set Casual Evening Wear
1 Pair Cotton Trousers

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Camera, Memory Card
Wallet, Credit Card, Cash
Sunglasses, Mobile Phone
Penknife, Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)

Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure..


Safety Information

Your leader and support driver will do their very best to keep you safe and well on this trip. But you should listen carefully to their briefings. It is their role to identify to you the safest way to get through this ride, and to keep an eye on you and your wellbeing. Please take seriously any suggestions or comments they may make to you - it is for your wellbeing!. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.



We can expect rain anytime of the year, it may also be cold especially in the evenings so a fleece and hat is also recommended. Prepare for the Worst hope for the Best! Bring your full cycling wardrobe!


Optional Extras

Evening Meals

Coach Transport

3 day Bike Hire:

Hybrid: £18 per day.

Road: £20 per day.

Please call if you require a hire bike!



Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.


Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

Event Location

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