Day 73 Middlesbrough to Filey

Fortunately, I was descending this one.

Fortunately, I was descending this one.

Saturday 4th September

67 Miles, 5 hours 37 minutes.

Weather: Dry, warm and sunny.

Accommodation: Seafield Guest House

I had predicted today would be a hard one. A dozen or so miles in (just after Redcar) the road moved away from the coast and the hills climbs started (notably a step one at Loftus). I entered the North York Moors National Park at Easington and the hills kept coming until a steep descent at Lythe which brought me back to the coast and into a very busy Whitby where I had lunch.
The climb out of Whitby went on for an enternity as did the 20 miles from there across the moors to an even busier Scarborough. After one final long climb out of Scarborough the terrain eased on my short run into Filey. Halfway into the ride my legs had 'had it', but I got there - eventually!
A big 'thank you' to Suzanne and Vince (proprietors of the Seafield Guest House in Filey), for providing my accommodation and breakfast free of charge, thereby donating £35.

Picture Gallery

Fortunately, I was descending this one.
View from the top of Lythe Bank with Sandsend Beach in the foreground and Whitby in the far distance
Start of the descent down Lythe Bank to Sandsend and Whitby beyond.
Various views of the 'quieter' north beach at Scarborough.
Various views of the 'quieter' north beach at Scarborough.
Various views of the 'quieter' north beach at Scarborough.
The 'busier' south beach at Scarborough