Join us for the Slow Tour of Yorkshire

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Enjoy a great cycling day out in Yorkshire… at your own pace!

Were you inspired by the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire? If so, why not try Sustrans’ version – the Slow Tour of Yorkshire. The Slow Tour is a guide to 21 of the best cycle routes across Yorkshire on the National Cycle Network.

And the best bit is, routes are suitable for most abilities. They are between 10 and 20 miles (2 - 3 hours of slow cycling), on traffic-free or quiet lanes, mainly flat (apart from our ‘starter’ hills in two Yorkshire Dales routes), reached by public transport, with bike hire available near the start.

Whether you are a family, new to cycling or a regular cyclist, you too can do your very own Tour of Yorkshire. Just click on the map above or list below, have a look at the route, get your bike out (or hire one at the start of the route) and start exploring! 

You can plan your journey to the routes by public transport on the Traveline website

Slow Tour highlights

Relax on a Greenway

Visit a castle, historic house or ruined abbey

Cycle a canal

Check out a nature reserve

Try a Yorkshire Dales ‘starter’ hill

Breathe in sea air

Enjoy great Bridge views

Detailed maps

Each route has a map which provides further information about: tourist attractions and heritage sites, cafes and picnic spots, play areas for children, public artwork and bike hire.  You'll find them on the route pages and also here:

The Slow Tour of Yorkshire was funded by Public Health Teams across Yorkshire and the Humber and part of the Cycle Yorkshire Tour de France Legacy Strategy.

Discover the National Cycle Network

Whether you walk, cycle, run or ride a horse, there's plenty of opportunity for adventure and getting involved!

children cycling

Cycling is a great way to have fun as a family and these rides have lots of things to see and do along the way. 

Find out about the fantastic artwork we have on the National Cycle Network and where you can spot it.

volunteers on the NCN

Check out our volunteer vacancies in your area.

kids out on a bike ride

Your donations will help maintain the National Cycle Network and provide safer routes for everyone to enjoy.