Those who like a big mountain bike
challenge can now look forward to a 170-mile ride through some of the finest scenery in Lancashire and Yorkshire with the opening of the Way of The Roses route.
Lancashire's section starts at on the coast at Morecambe and continues via Lancaster and the Trough of Bowland, crossing the border and passing into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, followed by Nidderdale, York and finally the Yorkshire Wolds.
It ends at Bridlington, ensuring there is scenery from the coasts of both counties as well as offering a chance to enjoy the landscape inland.
The route will be opened on September 11th, the 15th anniversary of the opening of the National Cycle Network.
Although based on the name of the historic war between factions from the two counties, the route was designed peacefully between authorities on both sides of the border.
Those who fancy donning cycling clothing
and taking a more urban route from east to west can do so a little further south on the Trans Pennine Trail, an existing part of the National Cycle Network.
It runs from Southport to Brandesburton via Liverpool, Manchester, West Yorkshire and Hull.
Posted by Brandon Egley