Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route and Hunmanby Village


When a new cycle trail was being planned for the Yorkshire Wolds, the original proposal was to miss out both Hunmanby Village and Hunmanby Gap, both of which were part of the East Riding until 1974. The plan would have seen the route cut across from Bempton through Grindale and Burton Fleming. 

Hunmanby village traders put together a compelling case to make the route both more interesting and be routed through the historic village of Hunmanby, which lies at the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds and also to divert to Hunmanby Gap for the sea views and facilities (great cafe and toilet)

The route chosen was along part of the old coast road, which had lost most of its road traffic as the village of Reighton had recently been bypassed, then to divert to Hunmanby Gap, with its superb views of Filey Brigg and Speeton Cliffs and a good value café to have a rest and enjoy the panoramic views.

The route chosen was then along Sands Lane and Sheepdyke Lane past the Pin Fold and up Stonegate, round Sebastopol Corner, down Castle Hill, along the shopping street then up New Hill and back onto the Wolds proper to re-join the planned cycle route. This has helped to put Hunmanby firmly on the cycling map. The village gives a warm welcomes to cyclists, who come year round. The village station has cycle racks and local line can accommodate 2 bikes. Northern staff on the line are very accommodating and friendly 

The village has a good range of accommodation, both for cyclists in need of  just an overnight stay or using Hunmanby as a base for several cycle rides. The number of accommodation providers has grown in recent years, self catering to hotel stays.

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route was developed a decade ago, prior to the Tour de Yorkshire coming to the Yorkshire Coast. The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route helped Hunmanby gear up to look at ways the village could be welcoming to cyclists. When the Tour de Yorkshire has visited the village the streets have been decorated by volunteers and the crowds have turned out for the spectacle. Now 10 year later the economic benefits to traders is very visible, helped by the growth in leisure cycling. The Yorkshire Wolds are a superb place to cycle, mile after mile of uninterrupted views and quiet bye ways. Hunmanby is one of the best places to stay with its wide range of accommodation Link to Accommodation in Hunmanby page

Further details about the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route from the official Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route website 

or the unofficial site Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route

There are some great one day cycle trails called 'Big Sky Cycle Rides'

This one you can start and finish in Hunmanby, called 'The Great Wolds Valley' Ideal if you are staying in the village and would like to have an enjoyable day out cycling, and seeing what the unspoilt Yorkshire Wolds has to offer

TheGreat Wolds Valley Cycle Trail Website

If you are interested in cycling, need to hire cycles and need them delivering to your accommodation or need a repair, there is a local cycle shop that can help in Filey, Bike About Filey also run a cycle shop Tel 01723 518314

further information: Bike about Filey website


Charity Bike Ride NEW DATE Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2021 Event Confirmed


144 miles over 2 days, Saturday 4th September and Sunday 5th September 2021, A different kind of charity bike ride. The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge is a unique fundraising event that in the past 10 years has gained a reputation amongst riders as ‘the friendly one’.  Whilst it’s a challenging two-day event that’s recognised by British Cycling, this isn’t a competition, race or sportive reserved for serious riders.  We actively encourage riders of all ages, abilities and experience levels to get involved, have fun and push themselves, and the challenge is particularly popular with female riders (almost half of our entry is female). The bike ride raises funds for Ryedale Special Families. On the first day the bike ride travels along Stonegate, Hunmanby.

Further details: Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge website