Harrogate Cycling for Pleasure
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Cycle Routes

Routes are organised in order of distance (measured or estimated), starting with the shortest. Click on titles for full details. Considerable effort has been made to ensure accuracy though this cannot be guaranteed. Route numbers generally relate only to the order in which they were added to the page. Over 200 listed. Cyclists are welcome to use the routes at your own risk. 

 

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Hilly at the beginning and end. From Hornbeam exit D to Burn Bridge and R on to Brackenthwaite Lane. Follow Brackenthwaite Lane climbing all the way for about 2 miles where there is a crossroads. Turn L, drop down, and climb again to North Rigton. Turn R in North Rigton, and then 2nd R onto Cra......
Hornbeam Take Exit B to Stainburn Forest car park. Turn L on to gravel track and continue through forest to gate and turn L on to road, pass through 2 gates and at T junction turn L. At B6161 turn L. After 1 mile turn R onto minor rd. 2 miles L at T, and then sweep around at the foot of Almscl......
Route Map  Knaresborough, Abbey Road, R to cross bypass and continue through Little Ribston, Deighton and into Wetherby (Café). Out of Wetherby on Linton Road, turn R at Scaur Bank car park onto cycle path to Spofforth. Usual route back through Follifoot, to Yorkshire Showground and back to H......
From Hornbeam go to Knaresborough Low Bridge and turn R on to Abbey Road, L at Wetherby Road, then straight on to Chain Lane then onto Halfpenny Lane. At roundabout turn R onto Breary Flat Lane. Follow onto Water Lane turning R into Hazelhead Lane then L into Bar Lane. Turn R onto Boroughbridg......
Route Map 23 miles. 50% off-road. Mountain bikes only. Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Norwood Lane, turn L at Stainburn Forest car park, turn R along bridle path shortly after gate, continue through forest to B6451. Turn L for fast descent. Just before Lindley Wood Reservoir turn L along track (NB. th......
Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliffe. Follow track through the forest to road. Turn R on road then L on B6451. Over Lindley Wood Reservoir down to Farnley.  After Farnley turn L at T junction and go down to Leathley Bridge. Turn L to Leathley. At Leathley take R fork and keep R through Sta......
Hornbeam, Knaresborough (Abbey Rd), R to cross bypass and on to Little Ribston. Continue through Kirk Deighton and into Wetherby. Through Wetherby on to Linton road then R to Sicklinghall and Kirby Overblow. Continue N to bypass and return via Rudding Park & Wetherby Rd or Walton, Pannal, Le......
This ride uses generally very quiet roads and takes in South Stainley, a village not often visited by Wheel Easy! Take Exit F and pick up the cycleway that skirts the Bilton Triangle. Turn R into Bilton Lane and pick up the Beryl Burton cycleway all the way to High Bridge, Knaresborough. Straig......
Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliff and down to the T junction at Bland Hill. L on the B6451 and next R to Jack Hill (be aware of poor road surface). Take the R fork and follow this road all the way down to the B6451 at Norwood. Turn L up the hill and next R. Take the usual track on the L t......
Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, and up past Stainburn car park.  Continue on to T jn with B6451. Turn R and then L to go down to Swinsty Reservoir. Straight on and climb up to Fewston village, straight on and over the Fewston Reservoir dam, and stop at car park on L.( Toilets) Return to Fewston Village......
Route Map  Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall, Wetherby (Cafe). Kirk Deighton, Little Ribston, Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding Lane, Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.  ...
Beckwithshaw, Stainburn forest. Then towards the A59. Cross A59 then turn R past Menwith Hill, turning R again to Clapham Green (just before steep hill into Birstwith) and into Hampsthwaite for coffee. Continue up to Killinghall and along the Greenway. About 23 miles. There is the option to r......
Knaresborough, Farnham, R up to crossroads where turn L. Continue, keeping R to Staveley. L in Staveley to Minskip and L into Boroughbridge (Cafes). L past Devil’s Arrows into Roecliffe and continue about 1and a half miles to a right hand bend where turn L on a bridle way to Copgrove. At end of......
Beckwithshaw, Stainburn Woods and Little Almscliff, down hill and 1st R (Brown Bank Road). R on B6451 past Sun Inn. Cross A59 (Care!). Up to Menwith Hill. 1st R on Menwith Hill Road. 3 rd R (Sleights Lane) to Kettlesing. At T junction turn L to Tang Road. After Tang take R fork (Swincliffe Lane......
Route Map  Usual route to Beckwithshaw, L and then R up Norwood Lane to Stainburn Woods. Down hill and first R taking dog leg lane to B6451. R past Sun Inn and up to A59. Cross (Care!) to Menwith Hill. R along Menwith Hill Road towards Birstwith. Take care not to miss R fork on New Road which ......
Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Farnham, Staveley, Burton Leonard. At Bishop Monkton turn L and cross A61 on to Markington. Pass Hob Green Hotel and on to X roads. Turn L to Ripley and return to Harrogate via the Greenway. ...
Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, R to Little Alms Cliff, Norwood, R on B6451 to A59 crossing. R on Menwith Hill Road, Swarcliffe, New Road, Clapham Green, Hampsthwaite, cross A59, continue to Pennypot Lane, L, down and up hill to Harlow Moor Drive into Harrogate. ...
Hornbeam, Claro Road, Dragon Bridge, Bilton Lane, Beryl Burton Way to Knaresborough, on road to Farnham. Turn right in Farnham at village green, tarmac ends at 1km, continue on track and over hill for 2km. Turn left at bottom of hill before beck, and continue on track, (which eventually becomes s......
Hornbeam, Leadhall Lane to Yew Tree Lane, Burn Bridge, Brackenthwaite Lane to 'top of the world', R, down hill to Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliff Crag, first R on quiet road to B6451, R, past Sun Inn and on (Option R to Pennypot Lane) over A59.  Menwith Hill, straight on down hill (Option R to B......

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