Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature on your bike

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Operating along the Yorkshire Coast from 1885 until 1965, the old railway line is now a quiet off-road route that is perfect for cyclists.

You might decide to stop at one of the quiet bays such as Crook Ness, Cloughton Wyke or Stoupe Beck Sands…

You may prefer to stop for a quiet pint or for a spot of afternoon tea before heading off to enjoy the sites and pleasures of Whitby, Scarborough or Robin Hood's Bay…

You might stop to wonder at the 13 spans of the 120ft-high Larpool viaduct where the line crosses the River Esk in Whitby or be gently confounded by the town that never quite was at Ravenscar…

You might, however, simply want to amble through quiet countryside catching glimpses of the nearby coast and enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of nature.

Known as ‘The Cinder Track’ due to its cinder track ballast, the line now forms 21 miles of Route 1 of the National Cycle Network and is very popular with cyclists from across the UK.

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Family enjoying a bike ride on the Cinder TrackThe Cinder Track © Groundwork North Yorkshire

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