Harrogate Cycling for Pleasure
Harrogate's cycling club for people who
don't wear lycra! (and some who do)
Sunday, February 25, 2018

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

Short/Beginners ride - Nicky & Graham Holden

Medium ride – Volunteer Needed

Route 75 Birstwith, Menwith and Fewston Reservoir, 29 miles.

Hornbeam, Knox bridge, cross A61 to Grainbeck Lane. L and R to Hampsthwaite. In Hampsthwaite village left L up the main street, next R then 2nd R. Next L into Tang. Straight on towards Kettlesing Bottom. Next R, straight on over X roads. L past Menwith Hill. Left at X roads and along B6451, cross A59, then 2nd R. Continue through Fewston, over dam to YW car park (toilets). (Can now climb to Timble if you wish.) Return over dam and continue through Fewston village (café at Visitor Centre) over 2nd dam to climb up to B6451. Turn R and L along Watsons lane. L and over moor to Beckwithshaw, returning to Harrogate via Howhill Road and Whinney Lane past Squinting Cat. 

Medium Plus ride – Declan Malone & Alan Rawet

Route 125 Otley, Ilkley, Bramhope, Menston, 48 miles.

Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw and Little Alms Cliff. Continue straight to T junction and turn L on B6451 to cross Linley Wood reservoir and on to Farnley. Keep R and follow Farnley Lane into Otley. R at T junction and L on Weston Lane to Weston (Cockpit Farm café), Askwith and down towards Ilkley, keeping river to L until X roads, then L up Middleton Ave into Ilkley (cafes). Through traffic lights, L on Station Rd, and bear R up Cowpasture Rd. Long climb past Cow and Calf rocks up Moor Rd, eventually to R fork into Hillings Lane. L on Bingley Road into Menston. Cross Bradford Road into Buckle Lane, R fork to Windmill Lane and at T junction L to Moor Top and R to climb York Gate up to Otley Chevin. T junction L and immediately R to Old Lane. Cross A658 continue along Old Lane into Bramhope. Straight through village down Eastgate and Breary Lane to cross A660 into Creskeld Lane. Down hill to A659, L to Pool, and R over bridge then R into Castley Lane. Castley, Weeton, Dunkeswick. L on A61 and R to Kirkby Overblow, L in village to A658. R down A658, first L, R at T junc, L round Rudding Park, L into Crimple Lane, Showground, Harrogate.

Long ride - Richard Leake

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.