HOCKNEYS BIGGER RIDE - A chance to explore the landscape that inspired Hockney to paint in East Yorkshire
The artists David Hockney first experienced the delightful East Yorkshire countryside by bike. Cycling through Millington Dale, he felt the undulations and enjoyed the big skies of the area that he would later come to paint.
On this holiday, as you take in the panoramic views for yourself, you will recognise the inspiration for some of his work using our detailed notes.
Starting in Bridlington where Hockney lived until recently, ‘Hockney’s Bigger Ride’ takes you through Woldgate, Sledmere, Thixendale, Millington Dale, Warter and into York, with a train trip to Salt's Mill in Saltaire at the end to see his exhibits.
Art lovers can trace Hockney’s inspirational journey through the area, gaining a real sense of the space, changing light, and stunning scenery around them.
Why not come prepared and do some sketching or painting yourself? This holiday is ideal for keen photographers too.
Excellent bikes and equipment, luggage transfers, upmarket accommodation and detailed route notes.
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5 days - £550 per person
Day one Arrive in Bridlington in time to see some of the scenes Hickney captured here. We will give you the opportunity to try the iPhone package he used. You could try to recreate his view of the promenade (though we hope for you it is not a "rainy night")! Stay at the coast overnight.
Day two Today's route takes you along Woldgate towards Sledmere. We will provide you with copies of some of the paintings Hockney painted and tell you where to find some of the elements he put in them. Stay in a lovely village pub. (32 miles)
Day three Cycle through one of the most beautiful dales today on a gentle slope that makes your pedals temporarily redundant! Stay in the Wolds countryside. (34 miles)
Day four Experience the pretty village of Warter and then delightful Millington Dale before riding down into the flat Vale of York. Stay in York tonight. (30 miles)
Day five This is your opportunity to leave the bicycle behind and take a rail trip to Salt's Mill where several of Hockney's paintings are on permanent exhibition. Then it is back to York to catch your train home.
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