A BRAND new cycle trail is set to be created in the North York Moors linking Malton and Pickering.

Ryedale District Council has secured funding to develop a new cycle route and more than £600,000 will be invested in the new paths, which will fill a missing link between the existing Yorkshire Wolds National Cycle Network and routes through the North York Moors National Park.

The route will enable cycle tourists visiting by train to have a choice of routes: south to the Yorkshire Wolds or north to the North York Moors, Dalby Forest and the Yorkshire Coast.

The proposed route follows existing country roads and bridleways, with bridleway sections to be improved using good quality crushed stone to provide a surface suitable for families and less confident cyclists.