Oliver's Mount loop

This ride was submitted by Ian Leaver who lives in Filey, North Yorkshire. It is a loop of approximately 76 miles (122km) around the North Yorkshire Moors

I've started the run from Oliver's Mount Oliver’s race circuit which is England’s only natural ‘road’ race track. The challenging undulating track is perched high  above Scarborough’s famous beach front. It affords a  wonderful view and I believe there is a decent cafe (closed on my last visit in 2022). Many fans have likened the track to a ‘miniature TT by the seaside’.  https://www.oliversmount.com/

As this is a circular route you pick it up anywhere you like

Here is how Ian describes the route.

"Take the A170 towards Helmsley, a couple of miles or so after Pickering look out for the turn to the right for Hutton le Hole, nice place for a coffee stop, otherwise continue on towards Castletown, this is a great twisty road. Carry on through Castletown towards Danby and onto the A171 back to Scarborough.

An alternative is after Hutton le Hole keep an eye out for Lion Inn a couple miles after there is turning right to Rosedale Abbey again a nice stop off for refreshments then carry on back to the A170 and Scarborough. The only slight drawback is the Rosedale road is quite narrow and twisty so you can’t really get a good flow going but, pretty though".  

If time allows I'd recommend extending the run along the coast to enable visits to Staithes, Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay.

The Magpie Fish & Chip Shop in Whitby is not to be missed, but be prepared to queue. http://www.magpiecafe.co.uk/

 Ian is a lucky owner of the new 750cc twin cylinder Hornet .  He added a quick shifter and a screen. 

"The engine is amazing, everyone I talk too has said the one thing they love is that engine,  handling too, point it at a corner and it handles it fantastically. I’m by no means a brilliant rider, but even I can throw this into corners, as it’s so confidence inspiring. Comfortable to ride all day too. I could easily tour on this. The only slight negative is the fuelling although it didn’t take me long to adapt, at slow speeds it is a bit snatchy, although I discovered putting it in sports mode seemed to eliminate that to me".