Bike ride, and 5k trail run in the North York Moors

Easy-peasy bike ride in the North York Moors

We appreciate a good scenery/effort ratio for a bike ride and the Sutton Bank National Park Centre made a great starting point earlier this year.  It’s perfect for a holiday outing or for families - or even if you can’t remember the last time you got on two wheels! 

Starting out at Sutton Bank

No lycra was worn for the expedition and we just used our everyday bikes that are ok with a bit of bumpy ground. You can hire proper mountain bikes from the Sutton Bank Bike centre.

 We followed the blue route from Sutton Bank and it was beautifully signposted all the way. There is a little riding on the road but there’s not a lot of traffic.

Back offroad, ride down the side of a field and arrive at a gate to go through onto the cliff at Sutton Bank.

This is what you see when you get through the gate. It's a great ride back along the edge.

Easy-peasy Trail Run in the North York Moors

The Rabbit Run is only 5k and perfect for Park Runners who’d like to try trail running.

Runners eagerly contemplating the moorland route at the start

Runners eagerly contemplating the moorland route at the start

It started at the Moors Centre at Danby, organised by the North York Moors National Park and the HardMoors folk. Mums and Dads, kids, park runners, tri athletes,  serious runners - everyone had a great time.

Of course I only stopped to take a photo of the wonderful scenery. Nothing to do with being out of breath

Of course I only stopped to take a photo of the wonderful scenery. Nothing to do with being out of breath

The organisers did a great job, and there will hopefully be more in 2016.

Historic artefact from the North York Moors

Historic artefact from the North York Moors