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Filey, route across a bridge over Ravine Road. Ambiguous signage suggests this is a cycle route between the country park and town centre, but suggests (not requires) a dismount.

Whitby - an exemption for cyclists would be good on the main shopping street.

Church Lane, Whitby (a bit steep)

Church Lane, Whitby

Obstruction on Church Lane, Whitby

Steps on Caedmon's Trod, from Whitby Abbey down to the town.

Step-free route around the rear of Whitby Abbey

Step-free route around the rear of Whitby Abbey

Step-free route around the rear of Whitby Abbey

Cycle parking has been provided in Robin Hood's Bay! (see #73653)

New bridleway sign (though it's an asphalt road and perfectly ok for vehicles as far as the farm)

New (but badly weathered!) anti-motorbike sign on bridleway

The former railway from Whitby to Scarborough is possibly the worst cycle route in Britain (but forms part of NCN route 1) - and the locals are campaigning to keep it that way! Drumming up absurd fears of dog-walkers being mown down by 'spo ... [more]

Route sign for NCN routes 1 and 165, Whitby (on the highway, I think) - a bit of a missing link on OpenCycleMap

The Rail Trail by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

New anti-motorbike gates and signs on this bridleway

The road continues as a bridleway

The Captain Cook Museum is ready for the Tour de Yorkshire

Surely there's scope for a cycle route somewhere east (north) from Whitby?

The authorities in Whitby really are not interested in encouraging cycling (and 'area' is pretty vague)

Lots of space at Whitby Abbey, no cycle parking at all.

End of cycleable section of the coastal path south from Whitby (not as shown on OpenStreetMap)

This could be an alternative route for cyclists at least to the edge of Robin Hoods Bay.

Steps onto coastal defences, Robin Hood's Bay - couldn't a stepfree route have been provided?

Left to the beach, right (via steps) to the village of Robin Hood's Bay

Bridleway crossing the Whitby-Scarborough railway route

Bridleway crossing the Whitby-Scarborough railway route

Rough bridleway

Rough bridleway

Junction of (rough) bridleways

Junction of bridleways

Rough section of bridleway

A foot/cycleway behind the wall to the left would link two bridleways between the North Yorks Moor and the coast and stop hikers walking on the verge of the busy A171 around this blind corner.

A foot/cycleway to the right of the wall would link two bridleways between the North Yorks Moor and the coast and stop hikers walking on the verge of the busy A171 around this blind corner.

The Grosmont-Goathland Rail Trail

All ready for the Tour de Yorkshire

Poor section of medieval pannierway (now a bridleway)

A play about the amazing Beryl Burton by Maxine Peake.

Whitby Council is happy to provide free motorcycle parking (even if car-drivers block it), but there are next to no cycle facilities here.

Grape Lane, Whitby - marked as a footpath on Open Cycle Map but clearly open for one-way cycling.

Trucks are permitted at certain times, so what about bikes?

No Motor Vehicles, bikes permiited at all times by Whitby harbour.

Rising bollards on the main shopping street of Whitby - cycling permitted at all times.

This is as far as you can get by bike to Whitby's shopping area - so why not have a rank of cycle stands here?

Dr Crank's Bike Shack, Whitby

Whitby harbourfront

Decoration for the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire

Alternative route (with steps) from Whitby Abbey to the town.

Right-turn lane for cyclists from the Swing Bridge into the area of Whitby closed to motor vehicles.

Various types of cycle parking (to left and right) at Whitby station.

Driver queueing for the Swing Bridge in Whitby quite unnecessarily blocking the right-turn lane for cyclists.

The Swing Bridge, Whitby, with alternating traffic flow.

Drivers queueing for the Swing Bridge in Whitby always block the right-turn lane for cyclists.

Church Lane, Whitby - very steep and closed to motor vehicles.

Pedestrian Zone at the foot of Church Lane, Whitby.

Church Lane, from Whitby Abbey down to the town - unsuitable for motor vehicles, fine for bikes with good brakes.

Church Lane, from Whitby Abbey down to the town - unsuitable for motor vehicles, fine for bikes with good brakes.

A huge turning area for coaches at Whitby Abbey, but not a single cycle stand.

Lots of car parking at Whitby Abbey but no cycle stands at all.

I thought the point about former railways was that they had very easy gradients?

NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway - decent access could be provided here.

Steps on NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway - there's a route to the right for cyclists, but it's not obvious.

NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

This could be an alternative route for cyclists at least to the edge of Robin Hoods Bay.

Cyclists heading onto the North Yorkshire Moors

Bridleway on the North Yorkshire Moors

The Rail Trail by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The Rail Trail by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Decoration for the 2014 Tour de France/2015 Tour de Yorkshire

Bridleway on the North Yorkshire Moors

Bridleway on the North Yorkshire Moors

Bridleway on the North Yorkshire Moors

Cycle parking needed in Robin Hoods Bay

Lots of signs at the start of the steep hill down to Robin Hoods Bay - no problem for cyclists except for probably having to push back up.

This could be an alternative route for cyclists at least to the edge of Robin Hoods Bay.

It's a bridleway, but there's no way to ride a bike here.

Bridleway south of Robin Hoods Bay

NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

Bricks used to resurface NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway - awful for cycling!

Bridleway meeting NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

Cyclist on NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

Not a great surface on NCN route 1, on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

Steps on NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway - cyclists have a level route to the left, although it's not obvious.

Arrow to NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

Link to NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

Link to NCN route 1 on the former Whitby-Scarborough railway.

Start of muddy bridleway near Robin Hood's Bay

Bridleway near Robin Hood's Bay

Muddy bridleways near Robin Hood's Bay

End of bridleway from Robin Hood's Bay

Link to bridleway towards Robin Hood's Bay

Route of the Moor to Sea cycle route on the North Yorkshire Moors

Sign for the Moor to Sea cycle route on the North Yorkshire Moors

Sign for the Moor to Sea cycle route on the North Yorkshire Moors

More from the 2014 Tour de France in North Yorkshire

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