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Road Cycling

The White Horse and Griffin welcomes tired and hungry cyclists. With secure on site storage for up to 10 bicycles, we also have an on call friendly bicycle mechanic from the only bike shop in town.

Approaching Whitby from any direction on a bicycle is not for the faint hearted! The North Yorkshire Moors are both beautiful and challenging in equal measure.

Sustrans Route 165 links Walney Island on Cumbria’s West Coast with Whitby and finishes by the Captain Cook Monument on West Cliff. The 151 mile route follows minor tarmac roads and is the subject of the annual Coast to Coast in a day challenge in late June. It crosses the Lake District, The Pennines and The North Yorkshire Moors taking in some of the most breathtaking views (and climbs!) in the country. For those wishing to enjoy it at a more leisurely pace the route can be easily broken down into stages and completed over several days.


Route 165 crosses Route 65 (Hornsea via York to Middlesbrough) some 35 miles West of Whitby at Hutton Rudby. This route runs South to North along the Western edge of the Cleveland Hills before crossing the Moors to Whitby.


Family Cycling

The Cinder Track is a lovely traffic free coastal cycle way following the route of a disused railway line. At 21 miles in length and relatively flat it is fun without being too difficult. Passing through Robin Hood’s Bay and a number of other small villages there is plenty to see and do along the way. Combined with an overnight stay at either end it makes for an excellent adventure!


Mountain Biking

The nearby Dalby Forest (17 miles away by car) is a mountain biker’s dream. All standards of ability and experience are catered for from family to beginner to expert on their colour coded trails. For experts there is even a Bike Park with table tops, berms and rhythm sections.