Harrogate Cycling for Pleasure
Harrogate's cycling club for people who
don't wear lycra! (and some who do)


Colin and I have decided to take a break over the Winter period from organising the Awayday rides. We have been doing them since August 2105 and its been great to see them develop and the enjoyment that they have given members of the Club.

If anyone fancies taking them on over the winter then I am very happy to help with the planning etc but I am not a route planner!

We would like to thank everyone who has helped by planning routes/rides and helping lead rides on the day. Also thanks to everyone who has supported the rides we have organised -it made it all worthwhile.

It has been a great way to explore areas that we don't normally ride and I am sure we will all have some great memories of some of the days out.

Kevin and Colin


Trailer Ride


However… Colin and I have planned a ‘Trailer Ride ‘ on the 18th October.

This is a ride from Kirkby Lonsdale to Appleby in a day using the bike trailer. It is 40 miles and 1000m of climbing. We will be picked up for a 7am departure and dropped at Kirkby Lonsdale and then ride to Appleby and picked up by the trailer and driven home. The cost is £32 per person. Final details will be issues once I know there are enough riders to make it viable.

This is a ride that a few of us did sometime ago ( albeit in the other direction) and it is a great ride on mostly quiet roads and some delightful country lanes and is well worth doing. Anyone who has been on the Awayday rides will have covered parts of the route and we are planning lunch at the Orton Scar cafe at Tebay which is an cycle friendly stop.

I have attached the route for you to look at below:-


If you are interested in coming on the ride then please e-mail at  ksdouglas@tiscali.co.uk and I will then send out final details once I know there are enough people to make it a viable ride. Places will be allocated on a first come/first served basis.

If anyone has any queries then either speak to me or Colin or e-mail me on the above e-mail address.




All rides are at your own risk. Please ensure that you have your own third party insurance (check your house insurance) and consider Cycling UK membership.