Sponsors Pickering Cottage have just sent us this
Perfect Training location or for a short break in North Yorkshire
Pickering Cottage is ideally placed in North Yorkshire, on the outskirts of Pickering it is only a few miles from the mountain biking mecca of Dalby forest, not forgetting all the off road tracks and routes that criss cross the North York moors, there are plenty of great trails for running in and around Dalby too.
For those who prefer smooth skinny tyres then it is awesome for training too, obviously the roads over and around the moors are challenging, and you can head down country to the Yorkshire wolds which are still tough but in a different way, however for pure bragging rights approx 15-20 miles away is the daddy of climbs, the” Rosedale Chimney” anyone with any sense will plan this into the early part of a ride, however to do it properly it should be on the way home, I fully intend to attempt to run up it or as far as I can just for the hell of it!!
The footpaths and bridleways in the area some passing the doorstep are an open invite to off road running, and the road leading away from Pickering is quiet enough to explore as a road run.
There is a running club in the town and a couple of local bike clubs and the local bike shop do organised rides for those who don`t like to navigate, there is also a leisure centre in town.
For those who would struggle to go away alone or with friends to train due to family commitments, here is the good bit,you can take the family too! the steam railway runs alongside the garden which is a massive hit with the kids (and adults), flamingo land is 2 miles away, Scarborough and York about 20 miles each, in the woods opposite is a bike park and a few trails, good for kids and adults.
This is a new venture for us, the cottage has just been renovated, the garden is nearly finished, by the end of Feb it will be fully fenced and a shed will be up, for secure bike storage and muddy trainers/walking boots etc.
If this is of any interest to you check out our website www.pickering-cottage.co.uk if you have any queries please contact us from the address on website, if you would like to book, contact me and say you saw it on offthatcouchfitness and we will give you a discount on the listed price.