2 day self-supported bikepacking mixed surface ride... 300km from the Beetles statue in Liverpool to the lighthouse at Scarborough.
The route uses greenway, canal, former railways and ancient packhorse routes. Just 2085m climbing, you'll ride though the inner solar system, over the Howardian Hills and through one of the north's largest wetland nature reserves. Take a journey through Liverpool and Manchester's industrial heritage and ride out the other side to a Pennine summit with views all the way to York.
Excellent train links make it an easy one to access but don't forget to book your bike 24 hours in advance.
#xduroengland18 runs on the first weekend in August:
XDE-1: Promenade dash - pan flat promenade, 3.0km
XDE-2: Singletrack dash through the woods, 3.1km
XDE-3: Longdendale gravel TT, 3.3km
XDE-4: Snow road climb, 2.1km, 75m of climbing
XDE-5: Cart road climb past view point to road, 2.6km, 70m of climbing
XDE-6: Aireside chase on new greenway, 3.4km
XDE-7: Escape from York by gravel and road, 9.2km
XDE-8: The first hill in miles, 0.8km, 50m of climbing
XDE-9: Climb to The Moor, tarmac leads to clay and forest track, 5.2km, 170m of climbing
XDE-10: Last Moor to Sea, through the woods, 2.3km, 30m of climbing with a rocky plunge to finish