EASTER 2017 – Friday April 14th – Monday April 17th
Explore the lovely counties of Durham and North Yorkshire
Rolling hills and spectacular views and an amazing coastline.
Based at the Holiday Inn Darlington North
This weekend is the first riding weekend of the season for elite-wings so I hope you like riding and I hope you’ll join us for this weekend based at Darlington 🙂
I’m planning some nice & easy scenic & interesting routes for Saturday & Sunday.
We’ll be heading over to Barnard castle and into the rolling hills of County Durham. We can enjoy the stunning views over a morning coffee at the Hartshead café then we head over to Bird Oswald Fort on Hadrian’s Wall for a lunch stop. After lunch we have another scenic ride over the Durham hills to our afternoon tea stop at the Durham Dales Centre Tea Room at Stanhope. The last section of our ride takes us over the very scenic moor tops to Barnard Castle and then back to our hotel.
Our other ride will be eastwards to Whitby, where we’ll have a lunch stop.
Our route takes us via Thirsk, Sutton Bank, and Helmsley with morning coffee at Beadlam Grange farm shop café. After coffee stop we’ll be heading over the North Yorkshire moors via Hutton-le-Hole and Rosedale to Grosmont – made famous by the TV series Heart Beat. From here we’ll head over to Whitby on the N.Yks coast.
After lunch stop we ride along the coast road to Sandsend and Loftus before heading inland and back to our hotel near Darlington.
I’ll post routes for Garmin Zumo and Honda Navi units on here nearer the date 🙂
The hotel for our weekend base is the Holiday Inn Darlington North, its near Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. Its at junction 59 on the A1M.
It has a restaurant and bar, a large car park and there’s a garage very close by for fuel.
We chose Darlington as a base because of its central location, and the rates available. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a group rate without signing a legal contract so we have to book our rooms individually via the IHG website.
Please take a look at the available rooms and make your own reservation then let me know when you’ve booked.
For details on HOW TO BOOK A ROOM please see the Members Only area, Events Details, APR tab 🙂