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New cycling routes launched in the Yorkshire Wolds
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The eight routes are centred on local towns

The eight routes cover all parts of the region and are designed to be completed in one day.

Many of the circular rides are accessible by train.

They are the first in a series of new bike trails.

Later this year a 145 mile circular route around the Wolds will also be completed, together with the East Yorkshire section of the 'Way of the Roses', a cost to coast cycle ride from Morecambe to Bridlington.

The idea is to raise the profile of the region as a tourist destination, according to Janet Reuben of the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire organisation:

"We do know that the Yorkshire Moors and the Yorkshire Dales have got a high profile both nationally and internationally but we feel that the Wolds is a bit of a hidden gem. We call it our green triangle of Yorkshire. You've got the Moors and the Dales but we really want to make sure everyone knows about the Wolds too."

The trails are called Big Skies Bike Rides; named after a quote from Bridlington-based artist David Hockey, who said the Yorkshire Wolds have "big skies".


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