Harrogate Cycling for Pleasure
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Wheel Easy Ride Calendar

Wheel Easy rides start at Hornbeam Park railway station every Sunday and Wednesday, leaving at 9.30am, except the EG’s ride which meets on Wednesdays at Low Bridge, Knaresborough, and leaves at 10.00am. Lengths of rides vary according to the weather and season. Most rides have a coffee and/or lunch stop. Please arrive in good time. For ride descriptions click here.



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Frederiksen / Mike Smith

Hornbeam, Ripley, Hampsthwaite, Birstwith Hall turn left, at top turn left then right Crag Lane up to and through Kettlesing. Staupes Lane turn right Cotes Hill turn left then right Stumps Lane, turn left Hack Gill Lane, turn right Walker Lane. turn left to Thornthwaite. Turn left up to Green How Hill cross over and down past Thurscross Resv, over dam turn left down to A59. Cross over to Blubberhouses up hill to first turn left down to Fewston Resv over dam then Back Lane turn left Cobby Sykes Road and cafe Fewston Farm shop. Back to Penny Pot Lane then either home via Penny Pot to Harrogate or via Kettlesing, Birstwith, Ripley, Greenway Harrogate. 34 miles approx

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride – Dave Marson

Hampsthwaite, Menwith and Fewston Farm Shop, 29 miles. Hilly.

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 at T junction to continue past Menwith Hill. R and L at X roads (ie straight across). Continue to Forest Moor and turn L on to Gated bridle path. At end turn L to A59 then 1st R to Fewston Farm Shop café. L out of café L at next junction downhill and R up to B6451. Turn R, continue to Bland Hill where L up to Little Almscliffe, Beckwithshaw and Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride -Helen & Keith Tate

Littlethorpe, Marton-le-Moor, Boroughbridge 36miles. Flat.

Greenway to Ripley, Markington, Second left in Markington and over the A61 to Bishop Monkton. Littlethorpe, Turn R on B6265 and after crossing river take next L to Copt Hewick. R in Copt Hewick, R at T junction and R again to Marton-le-Moor.L in Marton to cross over A1(M) Turn R and next R to Kirby Hill. At T junction turn L. Optional coffee stop Listers, return via Boroughbridge, Staveley and Knaresborough. 

Long ride - Martin Dowling

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Geraldine / Joe / Graham Weaver

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Caroline Graham

Medium ride – Chris Rogers

Route 131 Littlethorpe, Boroughbridge, Skelton, Lingerfield, 33 miles. (flat)

Hornbeam, Knaresborough Low Bridge, Farnham, Copgrove, bridlepath towards Roecliffe, and turn R under the A1(M) and into Boroughbridge. L in Boroughbridge up to the roundabout where turn R. L to Langthorpe and Skelton. At B6265 L past Ripon Racecourse. L over canal bridge (before you get to Ripon bypass) and into Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Occaney, Farnham, Lingerfield, Knaresborough, Harrogate. 

Medium Plus ride - Monica & David Webber

Route 107 Markington, Boroughbridge, Whixley, Spofforth, 46 miles.Flat.

Hornbeam, Knox, Hampsthwaite, Clint, Shaw Mills, Bishop Thornton, Markington, Bishop Monkton, Roecliffe, Boroughbridge. (Café.) York Road, R at X roads and L to Marton cum Grafton. L, R on B6265 and L to Great Ouseburn. Thorpe Underwood, over B6265, L and straight along Rudgate. Cross A59. Cattal, Hunsingore, Walshford, A168, R on Ox Close Lane, Little Ribston, Spofforth (or Knaresborough), Harrogate. 

Long ride - John Hackett
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Mike Pyle / Mark Heywood

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride – Alison Noble

Route 59 Fewston, 26 miles. Some hills.

Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Little Alms Cliff, down hill to B6451, R and first L down to Swinsty and Fewston reservoir. Cross bridge and straight on keeping reservoir on L, until crossing longer bridge across reservoir. Up hill to car park and loos). Take L fork and climb steadily for a mile through Timble. First R back down to reservoir and cross back over bridge. Take 1st L and head back to B6451. Pennypot Lane and Harrogate. 

Medium Plus ride -Chris Rogers

Route 116 Long Marston, Bilbrough, Wetherby, 42 miles. Flat.

Route Map (Fairly flat) Hornbeam, Showground, Follifoot, Spofforth, L to Little Ribston, over A1, Cowthorpe, Tockwith, Marston Moor Memorial, Long Marston, Hutton Wandesley, Angram, Askham Richard. Bilbrough, Catterton, Healaugh, Wighill, Wetherby (cafe), Sicklinghall, Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate. 

Long ride - Volunteer Needed

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Chris Rogers

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Wheel Easy Xmas Lunch at Harrogate Hockey Club.

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride – Justin Keen

Cobby Syke Road, Meagill Lane, Menwith, Staupes 28 miles. Hilly.

Squinting Cat, Little Almscliffe, R along Watson’s Lane. R at T junction to pass the Sun Inn.  L down Wydra Lane, at top of hill turn R on Cobby Sike Road (past Farm Shop Café) . L at T junc with A59 (caution – fast traffic!) then R on Meagill Lane. Turn R at Greenhow Hill Road and R again on Menwith Hill Road, past Menwith Base then 1st R. Look out for and take L turn signed Kettlesing. R on Staupes Road (signed Kettlesing and Birstwith). Cross over a road junction to Crow Hill Lane. R down unsignposted lane (caution – Pot Holes!).  L at junction with Back Lane to Clapham Green then R to Hampsthwaite (Cafe) Return to Harrogate along Hollins Lane to Killinghall and Knox Bridge.

Medium Plus ride - Peter Jackson, Volunteer Needed

Route 78 Arkendale, Boroughbridge, Ripon, Bishop Monkton, 44 miles. Flat.

Route Map Hornbeam, Low Bridge, Knaresborough, Abbey Road, Chain Lane, Farnham, Ferrensby, Arkendale, Marton, Great Ouseburn, quiet back lane to Upper Dunsforth, Lower Dunsforth, Aldborough and Boroughbridge (café). Langthorpe, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon (café). Return to Harrogate via Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton and Knaresborough.

Long ride - Richard Leake

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

12.30 Christmas Lunch at Sun Parlour, Spa Gardens, Ripon

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Steven Perry / Liz Pugh

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Lead agreed on the day

Medium ride – Lead agreed on the day

Route 191 Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Littlethorpe. 30miles. Some hills.

Hornbeam, The Greenway, Ripley, out on Pateley road and 1st  R up to Drovers Crossroads, straight on to Raventofts Hall and R along Watergate Lane. Straight on  and then down to Fountains Abbey and uphill to the Visitor Centre entrance. Through Studley Park to Studley Roger and R into Ripon. Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride -Lead agreed on the day

Route 112 Little Almscliff, Birstwith, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Knaresborough, 42 miles. Some hills.
Hornbeam. Squinting Cat, Beckwithshaw, Little Alms Cliff, cross A59 to Menwith Hill, turn R to Birstwith, cross main road into Wreaks Road, up Clint Bank, cross B6165 to Shaw Mills, Bishop Thornton, turn L at Drovers Inn crossroads, R at Watergate Lane, Fountains Abbey (cafe). Through Deer Park, Studley Roger, turn R onto B6265 to Ripon (café), Littlethorpe Lane, crossing A61 bypass, Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Copgrove, Occaney, Sandy Bank, Knaresborough, Hornbeam Park.

Long ride - Lead agreed on the day

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day 


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Lead agreed on the day

Medium ride – Lead agreed on the day

Route 114 Burton Leonard, Markington, Hampsthwaite. 26 miles. Some hills.

From Hornbeam to Knaresborough, Farnham and L at Copgrove. Keep going through Burton Leonard, follow sign L to Wormald Green. At A61 L down hill, and cross (Care!) to Markington. Follow road all way to Bishop Thornton, Shaw Mills, up hill to Clint and L to Hampsthwaite. Cafe. Up Hollins Lane as usual, but at top take R (Chain Bar Lane) to A59. L for short distance and R at roundabout. Almost immediately L onto footpath into Jennyfield estate. Heather Way to end, cross over and follow path to Tansy Road, R into Crowberry Road and L along Jenny Field Drive cycle path. Cross A61 at crossing, Coppice Gate, follow cycle sign R to Luchon Way, L on Coppice Drive, straight over into Studley Road. At end follow path L through houses, which comes out at top of Franklin Road, straight on over railway bridge footpath (dismount), R into Dragon Road, Dragon Parade, East Parade, and usual route back to Hornbeam. 

Medium Plus ride - Lead agreed on the day

Route 170 Marston Moor, Bilbrough, Wighill 40 miles, Mainly flat.

Hornbeam, Harrogate Showground, Follifoot, Spofforth, L to Little Ribston, R and  then L over A1, Cowthorpe, Tockwith, Marston Moor Memorial, Long Marston, Hutton Wandesley, Angram, Askham Richard, Bilbrough, Catterton, Healaugh, Wighill, Wetherby (café), Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding Park, Showground, Harrogate.

Long ride - Lead agreed on the day

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.