2021 York to Edinburgh

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TOUR DATE –  9th – 17th June 2021

This is an adventurous moving on tour designed by Mike Thomas to celebrate the Club’s Centenary

Starting in York and finishing in Edinburgh the route is roughly based on three National Cycle Network Routes:

  1. The White Rose Route
  2. Three Rivers Cycle Route
  3. Coast and Castles

Mike did this route a few years ago and especially enjoyed the start at York, The North York Moors, Durham, Northumberland,  Berwick, and the route to Edinburgh via Melrose. (Edinburgh was also great but the memory dimmed by too many celebration beers!) 

In a nutshell, the first day will be travelling to York by train, and spending the remainder of the day enjoying this magnificent city.  Highlights of the tour then will be crossing the lovely North York Moors, and on to the fine city of Durham. We will then follow the Northumberland coast to Berwick on Tweed, on the Sustrans ‘Coast and Castle’ route.  We then head inland, following the River Tweed to Melrose still on the Sustrans Route.  From here there’s a climb up over the beautiful Lammermuir Hills before descending towards the coast, and into Edinburgh on an old disused railway line. On the final night we can celebrate in Edinburgh and spend time there before taking the train home.


The route is nominally 277 miles but realistically to allow for visits to places of interest on the way a the distance is probably closer to 325 miles.  With an average of 45 miles per day this would take 7 days, plus 2 travelling days which could include time in York and Edinburgh. 

It is envisaged that the route will be planned for 12 participants but this will be reviewed as part of the detailed planning.

Contact Mike Thomas for additional details

This tour is open for booking and you can register an interest using the form below.