Away Days & Holidays

Awaydays 2019

Given that the system in 2018 worked well we have decided to carry on with it for 2019. Everyone will be asked to ‘renew’ their interest in taking part and also anyone wanting to be informed about the rides who wasn’t part of the programme last year can also register. The information will be sent out in the New Year.
The dates for the Awayday Rides have been set as follows:-
20th March
17th April
15th May
19th June
24th July
21st August
18th Sept
16th October
These dates are still liable to change but will be confirmed in the New Year

A few Away Day Routes that you may wish to try


Ride Start point : Easingwold
Ride Distance: 38 miles
Climbing : 800 metres ( approx)
Ride Description:
The ride starts in the centre of Easingwold and goes out towards Coxwold, Ampleforth, Nunnington, Slingsby ( going past Castle Howard),Terrington,Bransby and Crayke and back. If the weather is good we should get good views of York Minster and the castle at Sherriff Hutton from along the ridge.
Route Map:

Car Parking : Behind the Galtres Leisure Centre,Crabmill Lane YO61 3BU
Cost :               Free All day
Toilets In the Market Square (300m) or in the Leisure Centre(50m) – both free

Refreshment Stops:
Pre- ride:                          Curious Table, Easingwold Tel: 01347-823434
Coffee Stop(11 miles) :   Ampleforth Abbey Tea rooms Tel: 01439-766868
Lunch( 28 miles) :          EJ’s Tea Room,Yorkshire Lavender,Terrington Tel: 01653648008
(Note: Ring and check opening times as they may vary)

BUCKDEN ( including the climbs of Park Rash and Fleet Moss)

Ride Start point : Buckden
Ride Distance:     46 miles
Climbing :             1200 metres ( approx)
Ride Description:
The ride takes in Langstrothdale and Coverdale and is on quiet roads. It involves the climbing of Fleet Moss and Park Rash as well as the descent of Witton Steeps and therefore its a tough day- but for those who aren’t afraid to walk the tough bits its worth the effort. There are incredible views and scenery.

Route Map:

Car Parking : Yorkshire Dales National Park Car Park (BD23 5JA)
Cost :               £4.50 All day
Toilets:             In the Car Park- free
Refreshment Stops:
Pre- ride:                 None- bring a flask
Coffee Stop :           None
Lunch( 19 miles) : Berrys Farm Shop, Swinnithwaite Tel: 01969663377
Tea Stop ( 33 miles) Stage One Cycles, Station Yard,Hawes Tel: 01969666873
(Note: Ring and check opening times as they may vary)

Yorkshire Wolds

Ride Start point : Stamford Bridge
Ride Distance:      50 miles
Climbing :              900m of climbing
Ride Description: Starting in Stamford Bridge you head out towards Thixendale, Sledmere, Settrington, Malton then past Castle Howard and back to Stamford Bridge
Route Map:

Travel Time to the start from Harrogate : 1 hour (approx)

Car Parking : Shallows Car Park, Viking Road YO41 1AG
Cost : Free
Toilets:-= Outside the Car Park ( 50m)

Refreshment Stops
Pre- ride: (near car park) Derwent Tea Shop,The Square ,Stamford Bridge Tel: 01759373874
Coffee Stop(20 miles) : Sledmere House Coffee Shop Tel: 01377-236541
Lunch (33miles) : Malton Town Centre- a wide range of cafes and bars available to suit all tastes. Check: for more information. (Note: Ring and check opening times as they may vary)