I’ve been wondering where we can go for the Easter weekend and I’ve been searching for somewhere that has nice rides, scenic countryside, and a hotel at a reasonable rate. I searched all over but in the end I came to the conclusion that we’ve got ALL that and MORE up her in Yorkshire.
I know some very nice routes for us to ride, the countryside is some of the best in the UK, AND I managed to get a decent DB&B rate at a Hoilday Inn on the outskirts of Barnsley, so …….
I HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US FOR THE EASTER WEEKEND 🙂
Welcome to Holiday Inn Barnsley
The Holiday Inn Hotel Barnsley, is a modern hotel 1 mile off the M1 motorway at Jct 37 conveniently located between Sheffield and Leeds. As our guest, you’ll be met with outstanding service, a spacious bedroom with ergonomic workspace, cotton linen and high-speed internet access.
Here are the basics –
Fri March 30th, ride from home to Barnsley, South Yorkshire, and check in to the Holiday Inn near junction 37 M1.
Sat March 31st, Ride out – a Glimpse of the Yorkshire Dales starts with a cross county ride over to Sherburn, Tadcaster, and Wetherby for morning coffee stop, then we head over towards Knaresborough, Ripon and Masham.
From Masham we’ll take some smaller local roads over the tops to Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Hebden, Grassington, and our lunch stop. After lunch we follow the river Wharfe down to Bolton Abbey, then an A road to Blubberhouses and Menwith Hill, where we turn south and head over to Harewood, Bardsey, Bramham, Aberford, and a nice garden centre café near Garforth for afternoon tea stop.
From here we head cross country to Barnsley and should be back at our hotel for around 17.30ish.
Sunday 01st April the ride will be a into the lovely Wolds area of East Yorkshire and Humberside. It’s a great area for riding with some nice sweepy swoopy roads and great scenery
We start with a bit of the M1 motorway to Rotherham jctn33, then its cross country to Oldcotes, Retford, Gainsborough, Kirton Lindsay, to our morning coffee stop at a nice Farm shop deli café – Uncle Henry’s.
From here we go over to Brigg, Barton-on-Humber, then cross the Humber Suspension Bridge (toll free) and into the Yorkshire Wolds. Our route uses some nice scenic roads via Beverley, North Dalton, and Pocklington to get to a Starbucks for lunch stop. Then its cross country again to Sutton on Derwent, Escrick, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Pontefract, Great Houghton, with a coffee stop at a RSPB café at the Old Moor Reserve near Wath. From here its back to Barnsley for around 16.45.
Mon 02nd April – after breakfast we say our “goodbyes” and head off home.
Our 3 course dinner is booked for 19.30 each evening, meet to socialise and drinks in the bar beforehand.
For breakfast or dinner the hotel’s Brooklands Restaurant tempts you with great international cuisine, or choose Blakes Lounge Bar where bar & light meals are served throughout the day, including our Yorkshire Afternoon Cream Tea.
FULL DETAILS OF COSTS AND HOW TO BOOK A ROOM ARE LISTED IN THE MEMBERS ONLY AREA.
If anyone has any questions please contact Ian or leave a message in the comments section below this post 🙂