It is nicknamed the "cinder track" and it is well named! Although we were all on MTB bikes (apart from one who forgot t change his "skinny tyres" on his hybrid bike!) we still managed to get 5 punctures between five riders - three of the group didn't get any!
It's a great ride via the old railway track with superb views. If you plan to do the ride both ways - only 42 miles maximum - I recommend starting earlier than we did c.11.30 am due to a little problem on the York by-pass where the bike rack decided to shed one of the bikes so we had to hire another -a long story!
It is not easy... we are experienced riders and it can be quite tough in places especially up the rise from Robin Hoods Bay to Ravenscar - this was on our way back - but there is a welcome recovery pint at the Ravenscar hotel at the top. The highlights are the coastal views from Ravenscar and the famous Whitby fish & chips.
If you plan a laeisurely ride over 2 days i.e. there and back it would be a really good ride for any standard of cyclist and there are many stopping points if you research via the website http://www.aucu61.dsl.pipex.com/Scarborough%20Whitby.htm
Good luck and enjoy!
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