We’ve cycled the whole length of the cycle track now. Certainly a lot safer than using the B1224. Around 3 miles in length.
It narrows on the section near Harewood Whin where it is an unmodified footpath. There is room to pass.
Only one secured gate on the route (near the A1237 junction). Rest are easy to navigate.
Ironically the roughest surface is on Milestone Avenue in Rufforth. This forms the public highway access to the cycle path. Small cafe in Rufforth provides refreshments.
Pleasant ride in summer although the nearby clay pigeon shooting range is at little noisy!
The promised new cycle link from York (Knapton) to Rufforth has been completed. The last section involved the modification of an underpass crossing the A1237 to allow for safe access for pedestrians and cyclists.
Previously the tunnel had been used mainly by cattle.
Signage has yet to be installed on the route although it is already being used extensively by pedestrians.