The Cycling Europe Podcast: Episode 050 – Cycling The Way Of The Roses

To celebrate its 50th episode, Andrew P. Sykes takes The Cycling Europe Podcast out on the cycle path and travels from Morecambe on Lancashire’s west coast to the county’s historical capital at Lancaster, across the Pennines and through Yorkshire via Settle and Ripon, completing his trip in that county’s historical capital at York. The Way of the Roses is a route of contrasting landscapes and, at times, challenging terrain; join Andrew (and his bicycle Wanda) as they spend three days following one of northern England’s most popular cycle routes.

The music is composed and played by Rob Ainsley. All of Robโ€™s music – as well as information about his travels – can be found on his website He is on Twitter @RealCycling.

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  1. Thank you Andrew. I have just spent a happy hour or so listening to episode 50. My son and I cycled The Way of the Roses a few years ago and this brought back happy memories and reminded me what a great route it is.
    We rode the whole route, finishing in Bridlington, although we were able to travel light on road bikes thanks to my wife driving in support and meeting us at the end of each day.
    Anyway, I thought I should just let you know how much I enjoyed this podcast. I am very much looking forward to your upcoming trip to France too!

    • Hi Duncan. Thanks for the positive feedback – much appreciated! My route was slightly curtailed as I needed to get the bike to CycleSense in Tadcaster for its service before the Bank Holidays started. Perhaps I’ll go back to York later in the year to finish it off.
      And many thanks for the donation – it’s very much appreciated!
      Best wishes

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