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

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:                          .http://cycle.travel/map/journey/60555


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:    .http://cycle.travel/map/journey/61960                      


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:     http://cycle.travel/map/journey/35699                     


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: https://www.visitmalton.com/plan-day-out  

                for more information.  (Note: Ring and check opening times as they may vary)

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.