Harrogate Cycling for Pleasure
Harrogate's cycling club for people who
don't wear lycra! (and some who do)
Sunday, May 28, 2017

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Short Ride - Hornbeam to Knaresborough via the Showground, Rudding Lane, Follifoot, Spofforth and Little Ribston. Coffee at the Wheelhouse and then return to Harrogate either by Forest Moor or Knaresborough Road. For anyone wishing to extend the ride, an additional loop to Ripley and the Greenway can start after or instead of coffee at the Wheelhouse. Approx. 15 miles.

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Paul Blackham

Route 145 Bramham, Wetherby, Sicklinghall, 32 miles.

Hornbeam, Showground, Follifoot, Spofforth, Little Ribston, Wetherby, cycle path under A1 to Thorp Arch but turn R just before towards Boston Spa. L at junction then R in Boston Spa (cafes). L following cycle route signs to Clifford and Bramham. At Bramham cross over A1(M) and continue straight on until R turn which leads you to Collingham. At bottom of Jewitt Lane turn L on a minor road, crossing the A58 just past the shops. Turn R for Linton and 2 Ls to Sicklinghall. Continue to Kirkby Overblow, Walton Head Lane. R on A61, over roundabout, L to Burn Bridge until R on Rossett Green Lane and into Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - Gia Margolis, Volunteer Needed

Route (017-2015) York, Beningborough, Marston Moor, 57 miles.

Hornbeam, Low Bridge Knaresborough, Farnham, Arkendale. Over A1(M) and L on A168 then R past Marton to B6265. R then L to Great Ouseburn. L after Ouseburn to Aldwark Bridge.
Cross Aldwark Bridge and turn R and follow the signs through Linton (café by river) and Newton-on-Ouse to Beningborough Hall. (Farm Shop cafe). Leaving the Hall continue south on Sustrans Route 65 to York City Centre along by the Ouse.
Cross to R bank of Ouse and continue past Rowntree Park to the Millenium Bridge. Shortly after the path turns R up to road, turn L and almost immediately R to Knavesmire racecourse. Follow path over the Knavesmire, eventually past the Sun sculpture, taking the R fork and ultimately come to the A64 near Tesco. Cycle path goes alongside road for a couple of miles and goes up to roundabout. Go across, towards Askham Bryan and take L to Askham Richard. Through village and L to Long Marston. Continue in same direction for Marston Moor, Tockwith, Cowthorpe, over the A1(M), eventually meeting the B6164 where turn R and then L in Little Ribston following the signs to Spofforth. R to Follifoot and back via Rudding Park to Harrogate.

Note: Gia will lead a group to York the “other way round” going to York via Tockwith and Race course. Café stop probably at Cycle Heaven. Return via river and Beningbrough and Great Ouseburn. Second café stop always a possibility.

Long ride  - Jill Fellerman

Route 132 Lovely Littondale (77 miles)

Route Map Hornbeam, past Squinting Cat to Beckwithshaw, Pot Bank, Penny Pot Lane, Menwith Hill, L to Duck Street, B6265 from Greenhow to Grassington, Conistone, L cross River Wharfe, R on B6160 past Kilnsey Crag. 1st L into Littondale following River Skirfare to Arncliffe, returning on opposite side of valley, retrace route to Grassington, turn R & immediately after crossing river turn L for Burnsall, L across river to Appletreewick, R to Bolton Abbey, crossing footbridge at Cavendish Pavilion. Beamsley, Ilkley, Askwith, Otley, Leathley, Stainburn, North Rigton, Brackenthwaite Lane, return to Hornbeam Park.

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.