Went up from Beverley to a village near Malton on first day; over to Scarborough on Day Two; back over the Moors to Thornton-le-Dale on Day Three (amazing - breath taking scenery and a lovely 3 1/2 mile free wheel into Snainton); then back home. We took our time, and spent about seven or eight hours a day 'on the road'. Lots of breaks to sit and enjoy some food, or just chill for a bit. We didn't travel on any A roads and were mostly on single tracks. Lots of great memories. Can't wait to do it again. I took my Karakum with two 25l pannier bags and a top box. It was a great ride - I walked up, I think five hills that were about 16% and 17% - but that was me not the bike! I was worried my girlfriend might find it hard going - but she only walked up a few more. She borrowed her mum's bike - a hybrid Carrera Crossfire 2, but it held up well: we locked the suspension, and although I think she could have done with a few more gears, the 'super low' 21 gear pretty much did the trick. She had two smaller panniers, about half full on. She was completely whacked about 5 miles from the end on the first day, but after that she was in her stride. She has decided she definitely wants a tourer now - so looking to get one next month. Both feel great after the trip, and even got the start of a tan in April! Did B and B this time, as were unsure about the weather(and I didn't want to put my girlfriend off cycling through being sat in a wet tent for three nights!) , but will camp next time - and perhaps even do a bit of free camping: I like the idea of being completely away from it all - and the fact that it is free of course! Looking forward to a Summer with lots of touring.