Spring and summer events along Route YC

Vintage cars on the sand

Long-distance routes have become popular road trip itineraries for caravan and motorhome enthusiasts, with Yorkshire’s Route YC establishing itself in recent months.

Anyone taking on Route YC this spring or summer may wish to include seasonal events in their journey, with festivals and races already added to the calendar.

A spokesperson for Route YC said: “From arts and environmental festivals, to drag racing on the sands, the team at Route YC wants to encourage everyone to create their own adventures around a visit to the Yorkshire coast and countryside this year.

“These events offer an ideal opportunity to spend more time getting off the beaten track and discovering what the region has to offer.”

Have a look at the events you might enjoy between now and July.

Big Ideas by the Sea

Exploring the themes of environment, local history, sustainability and climate change through lectures, music, art and performance, Big Ideas by the Sea will be taking place in Scarborough this May.

Highlights are set to include a performance by the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra, a guided walk by citizen scientist Stuart Baines and music from Dean Owens and the Sinners.

Big Ideas by the Sea will run from May 17th to 31st 2024.

Race the Waves

Yorkshire’s beaches were the location for some of the earliest land speed record attempts and in tribute to this history, vintage cars and motorbikes race along the sand in an extraordinary spectacle.

The 200-yard course can be found on Bridlington’s South Beach, with the drag races starting when the chequered flag is waved.

Race the Waves will take place from May 9th to 12th this year.

Savour the Coast

Foodies wishing to enjoy all the flavours the Yorkshire seaside has to offer should include Savour the Coast in their Route YC itinerary.

From fresh seafood to hot waffles, there’s lots to try against a backdrop of local music. Anyone who’s pitched their caravan or motorhome up for the day may wish to try some of Yorkshire’s best beers and spirits too.

Savour the Coast returns from May 10th to 12th.

Coble Festival

The Bridlington Sailing Coble Preservation Society will be celebrating the history of these flat-bottomed fishing vessels, which are typical of this part of Yorkshire.

See the cobles moored up alongside Harbour Road or sailing in a series of displays, as well as stands and stalls to showcase the defining features of these boats.

The Coble Festival will take place on June 29th and 30th.

Dirt Dash

Route YC is placing a particular focus on cycling this year and the inaugural Dirt Dash event is the highlight of its biking calendar.

Riders are invited to take on the 147-kilometre route over two days, with overnight camping alongside other cyclists at the midway point.

The Dirt Dash is scheduled to be held on July 13th and 14th.



Photo credit: Ivo Ivanov