Rosedale to Robin Hoods Bay

If you stayed over at Rosedale, then a climb up the bottom section of Rosedale Chimney is enough for anyone. The short tarmac section does however lead to some of the best singletrack in England and will give a thirst for more.

A sweet section of singletrack leads on towards Dalby Forest, unless you stayed the night nearby, now being able to start the day on the world famous red route.

Distance: 42 miles (including full Red Route at Dalby)

                  28 miles if taking direct moorland route

Ascent: 3522 ft

The stage finishes off with a climb up to the coast, before dropping down to the sea and dipping the wheels!

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This could well be the last day of riding folks; a long day if you stayed at Rosedale overnight, then the red route at Dalby as an option. It starts with a skip up onto the moors to some of the finest singletrack anywhere, before dropping in on the world class red route. It’s up to you how much of the route you tackle at Dalby, but it’s a worthy diversion.

By now you’ll have ridden nearly 250 miles across three National Parks, taking in some of the finest tracks that they have to offer, and visited two of the best trail centres in England.

Alternatively, once you’ve negotiated Cropton Forest, you can simply stick to the moorland tacks and ride across the expansive heather clad moors to Robin Hoods Bay, hardly hitting a road all day long. The choice is yours – Dalby option or the northern moors option.

Hopefully you’ll have some memories to last you a lifetime. WELL DONE! This is a hard C2C ride for anyone, and only the brave and the tough riders will complete it. Dropping down the track towards the sea you should have a big wide grin on your face. Have a drink at the beautiful coastal village of Robin Hoods Bay, you’ll have earned it – but we’re not buying!