Harrogate Cycling for Pleasure
Harrogate's cycling club for people who
don't wear lycra! (and some who do)
Sunday, July 29, 2018

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride – Paul Tindle

Route 175 Timble, Cockpit Farm , Otley, Lindley Wood Reservoir, 30 miles. (hilly)

Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Stainburn, R on B6451and L to Fewston, Timble, L along Askwith Moor Road, R to Askwith, L to Weston (Cockpit Farm).Approaching Otley, Turn L at T junction past the Yew Tree Inn. 1st R and follow road round. R on to Crossways, follow road round past Wrenbeck newsagents, then R up to junction with Farnley Lane and turn L up B6451 towards Farnley, L to Farnley, R opposite the school. Follow this road Then take 1st L uphill. 1st L again and along gated road up to gate to Stainburn Woods. Through the woods and R into Harrogate. 

Medium Plus ride – Gia Margolis, Steve Wright

Route 62 Bramhope and Otley, 45 miles. (hilly)

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow. Short stretch A61 to Harewood Bridge where turn R. L up Weardley Road to Eccup. Next R to Blackhill Farm then L and R up to A660 where turn R towards Bramhope. L to Old Bramhope and cross A658 to the Chevin.
Drop down to Otley (café). Return from Otley via Leathley or Castley to Harrogate.

Long ride - John Hackett

Off-road Taster ride – Colin Thomson


Gentle local rides on farm tracks and minor roads, with a café stop.

You don’t need a mountain bike, a hybrid or tourer will do fine..... preferably not a road bike with 23mm tyres and fag-paper clearances, but somebody is sure to ride one just to make me wrong.

Bring a drink and a biscuit, a sense of balance and most importantly a sense of humour.

E mail colin531thomsonatyahoodotcodotuk if you are coming, or for details and reassurance!


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.