There's no South Riding, because ‘North Riding’ etc is essentially a contraction of ‘North Thirding’. The Vikings thought in threes, much as I do when entering a Wetherspoon.
NewsNov 2019 York Orbital Guide – New in-depth page on riding York's most underrated cycle route
Oct 2019 River Ride No 4 — Aire: Malham to Airmyn
Sep 2019 Post on the revived Nun Monkton ferry
Aug 2019 River Ride No 3 — Wharfe: Beckermonds to Cawood
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(Right) Bingley Five Rise Locks. There's something in the Aire tonight. Industrial runoff, perhaps.
River Rides 2019
The mighty River Don. Not the one running 1100 miles across Russia into the Sea of Azov. The one in Yorkshire that goes past Meadowhall.The current series of rides follows Yorkshire’s eight main rivers from source to mouth. The Swale, Ure, Nidd, Wharfe, Aire, Calder, Don and Derwent all flow ultimately into the Ouse not far from York, and their dales and valleys span the county – see the map top right.
Swale: Keld to Myton Trekking bike
Ure: Garsdale to Linton Touring bike
Nidd: Scar House to Nun Monkton Folding bike
Wharfe: Beckermonds to Cawood Touring bike 20–21 Aug 2019
Aire: Malham to Airmyn Trekking bike 9–10 Oct 2019
Calder: Cornholme to Castleford Trekking bike 10–11 Jan 2019
Don: Dunford Bridge to Goole Town bike 26–27 Nov 2018
Derwent: Lilla Cross to Barmby Trekking bike
Compass Rides 2017
Spurn Point, aka Spurn Head, now aka Spurn Island, Yorkshire's southeasternmost point. Or head. Or island.In 2017 I enjoyed eight rides that each followed a compass direction from my home in York to the cyclable extremity of the historic border – see the map second-top right.
N: York to Redcar On-road 3 Apr 2017
NE: York to Robin Hood's Bay Off-road 31 May–1 Jun 2017
E: York to Bridlington On-road 21 Apr 2017
SE: York to Spurn Point Off-road 11–12 Jun 2017
S: York to Harthill On-road 4 Apr 2017
SW: York to Saddleworth On-road 5–6 May 2017
W: York to Dunsop Bridge On-road 25–27 Jul 2017
NW: York to High Force Off-road 15–17 Oct 2017
Swaledale, home of Britain's fastest-to-spate river. More good reasons not to ride in the rain.There are also blog posts for other, one-off, trips to various locations. They’re listed by place, and also by date, in the menu bar at the side.