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Like the Tour de France, the Slow Tour of Yorkshire demonstrates its success by leaving its namesake for this stage of the tour. While starting at Hessle, most of Day 9 was actually conducted in neighbouring Lincolnshire after crossing the Humber Bridge. Overall the ride was about 49km.
The Humber Bridge is:
- a breath-taking, Grade 1 listed structure which links Yorkshire and Lincolnshire on the A15.
- a single span road suspension bridge
- fifth longest bridge of its kind in the world
- one of Hull and East Yorkshire’s most iconic landmarks.
Most of this figure 8 ride was undertaken on quite country lanes. While there were some steady climbs the downhills were the best of the ride.
The views included farming, ports, industry and mining. A truly worthwhile ride. Barton upon Humber was the only significant urban area that we traversed.
The route has a special loop into Ulceby so you can visit the team rooms for lunch. Te@6 offered a lovely ploughman board and soup for lunch. Along with some good tea!
The villages had some fine buildings and a nice duck pond.
The ride back over the Humber Bridge in the afternoon was better than the ride in the morning. Less wind and more sun.
We finished off the ride by heading into the village of Hessle. This is a well serviced area with a range of shops and coffee shops. It has plenty of bus services to Hull and is serviced by train services.
- We based this ride on a GPX file from Let’s Ride UK.
- You can see our version of this route on Strava.
The Humber Bridge – a proof that the plots of Utopia aren’t entirely modern. It came about because of a by-eletion: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/12/03/toby-jessel-irrepressibly-energetic-conservative-mp-twickenham/