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Tadcaster Long Loop

Copmanthorpe - Tockwith - Tadcaster - Appleton Roebuck - Copmanthorpe

This is a long ride of around 30 miles. It combines parts of the other rides on this site to make a long ride which avoids major roads and junctions.

Leave the village centre on School Lane and Manor Heath. Go right at the flyover and take the first exit on the roundabout. Pass the entrance to Askham Bryan College of Agriculture and then take the left turn to Askham Richard at the bottom of the hill.

After a mile take the right turn to Askham Richard. Cycle through the village and stay on the same road for a couple of miles passing through Angram and Hutton Wandesley. At Long Marston cross over the York - Wetherby road and the road takes you passed the site of the Battle of Marston Moor (1644) one of the most important battles of the civil war.

Continue on through Tockwith and a mile after the village you arrive at a cross roads. Turn left and cycle down Rudgate, the Roman Road, for 3½ miles again crossing the York - Wetherby road. Rudgate terminates at a T junction, go left to Wighill. At the top of Wighill take a right on to the road to Tadcaster.

At Tadcaster cross straight over at the traffic lights and you will pass over the A64 and by the entrance to Oxton Hall. The road takes you though Oxton, over the railway and along the edge of Bolton Percy. Stay with the main road as it twists through a couple of road junctions and over another railway line. Roads merge on the edge of Appleton Roebuck, once in the village take the right turn (which is more straight on) at the Church following the sign for Acaster Selby.

After just over a mile take the left turn to Acaster Malbis and on to the road that takes you across Acaster Airfield. Take the second right turn, the one signed for Bishopthorpe. After a mile you will reach Acaster Crossroads, turn left towards Copmanthorpe. When in the village take a right turn up main street to get you back into the village centre.

Map of Route

Pocket Version

You can print this page as a guide to the ride, but if you think it's a bit too verbose for reading on the move then you may prefer a simple list of instructions.

Concise Version

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