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Bridlington – a great destination for cyclists

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Bridlington is a treasure trove of things to see and do if you’re lucky to be staying in one of our Bridlington holiday cottages, but with such beautiful surroundings and fresh sea air, the place begs to be explored by bicycle.

Even if you aren’t able to bring your own bikes to the holiday cottages in Bridlington, this won’t stop you getting on two wheels and pedalling off, as you can easily find places to hire bikes locally, such as Spa Cycle Hire and Chaiin Cycles.

The beauty of cycling on your Bridlington holiday is that there are plenty of options to suit everyone, whatever your cycling ability. The 1.5-mile route that starts at Sewerby Hall and passes along the North Promenade is a good choice for beginner cyclists, for instance, whilst the 1.2-mile route beginning at the Spa Promenade and then passing Belvedere Parade and back in a loop to the Spa is ideal for families.

Cycling has become a big thing in Yorkshire in recent years, and Stage 1 of the first Tour de Yorkshire in 2015 actually started in Bridlington. To reinforce just how bike-friendly Bridlington is, the local council has developed a free cycle map that details a choice of cycling routes in the area, graded from easy to challenging. The map can be easily downloaded so serves as a handy reference guide to ensure you don’t get lost!

If you’re nervous about cycling on busy roads, you don’t need to worry on your Bridlington holiday, as many of the cycling routes run along designated cycle paths, promenades or very quiet roads, so you can relax and soak up the scenery. As well as being a healthy way to get about, cycling is also a fun way to visit the many attractions of Bridlington, with routes passing by popular haunts such as Bridlington Spa, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Burton Agnes Hall, World of Rock, Birds of Prey Centre, and Flamborough Head. The local area also incorporates the National Cycle Network, so you can choose to stay within Bridlington or venture further afield out of town if you want to explore the surrounding areas.

Bridlington is also home to many great places to eat and drink, so after your cycle ride, you deserve a well-earned break to sample the delicious cuisine of the local area. Popular cyclist stop-off eateries along the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route in Bridlington include North Beach Fish and Chips, Marine Bar, Railway Station Cafe, Naked Fish, Bean There Cafe and The Telegraph.

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