Harrogate Cycling for Pleasure
Harrogate's cycling club for people who
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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, September 27, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Dave Griffin

Low Bridge, Knaresborough, Farnham, Staveley, Boroughbridge, Kirby Hill, Marton-le-Moor, Copt Hewick, Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Markington, Ripley, Greenway. It’s 37 miles but not very hilly. Early coffee at Listers or late coffee at Ripley Church. Shorter ride option return from Boroughbridge via Marton cum Grafton and Arkendale. A volunteer to back mark or possibly lead a second group would be helpful. 

Wednesday Ride

Little Almscliffe, first left past the Sun Inn, first right and then left along a short section of the A59 (with great care!) through the old Naval Station on the gated road, left and right along Duck Street, first right down to Thornthwaite, past the Church, over the Pack Horse Bridge, up and right to Dacre to visit  the Community Cafe. Return to be decided over coffee.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Geraldine Bynoe & Joe Smith

Route 90 Linton, Bramham, Wetherby, 30 miles.

Hornbeam.  Leadhall Lane, Burn Bridge, across A61, Walton Head Lane, Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall, R into Northgate Lane, R at end through Linton, L at end and R at former Star Inn, cross main road, and turn L behind shops to T junction, R into Jewitt Lane, up hill to cross roads and continue to Bramham, crossing over A1. Either L onto new cycle path parallel with A1 to Wetherby, or follow signs to Clifford, Boston Spa and Thorp Arch. Cycle path to Wetherby. Return along cycle path to Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding Park and Showground to Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - Michael Inglis, Keith & Helen Tate

Route 196 Kirkby Malzeard, and around the Moors to Masham, 53 miles.

Hornbeam, Greenway, Ripley, up bank to Drovers X roads and  go straight on. R down Watergate Lane to Fountains Abbey visitor centre (café). Back L at Visitor Centre roundabout and turn  R then L to Aldfield, L then R at B6265 to  Low Grantley, Laverton,  Kirkby Malzeard, Grewelthorpe and  lane from top of village west to top of moors, follow edge of moors (views), drop down past Swinton Hall and golf club to Masham.  Cafe stop. Leave Masham over bridge follow Main Ripon Road short way then L up hill on B6267, 3 miles R to West Tanfield, Wath, Hutton Conyers, Ripon, Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Markington, Drovers Xroads, Ripley, Return along Greenway to Harrogate.

Long ride - John Hackett

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride - Alison Noble

Route 14 Cowthorpe, 27 miles.

Hornbeam, Follifoot, Spofforth, Cycletrack to Wetherby. Out of Wetherby on cycle track, and past racecourse. L to Walton, follow road to T-Junction and turn L. Cross Wetherby-York road and continue to next X roads. Turn L to Cowthorpe and on to Little Ribston Knaresborough, Abbey Road, Calcutt, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - Helen & Keith Tate

Route 56 Ilkley, 45 miles.

Hornbeam, Squinting Cat, Beckwithshaw, Little Alms Cliff, R at T junction. L to Swinsty and Fewston. Up through Timble. L onto Askwith Moor Road. R down to Askwith. R at T junction and follow road to Ilkley (cafes). Return via Askwith and Otley. B6451 from Otley to Farnley .and Leathley. At Leathley L and then R to Stainburn. Continue to Almscliffe Crags, North Rigton, Brackenthwaite Lane, Burnbridge, Hornbeam. Hilly.

Long ride - Phil Stell

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Tindle

Medium ride - Volunteer Needed

Hampsthwaite, Menwith and Fewston Farm Shop, 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 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 - Gia Margolis, Jeanie Ferguson

Roundhay, 44 miles. 

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, on to A61, where turn L. Turn R after bridge, L up Weardley Bank. L to follow route over Eccup reservoir dam, cross A61 to Manor House Lane. L at T junction, to top of Wigton Lane. R at lights, and bear L at next lights and on to lights at bottom at junction with A6120. Straight over up Park Lane, bear L on Park View Cres., L at T junction and L into Roundhay Park. Lakeside Cafe. Return to Wigton Lane junction but go straight on and follow road all way through East Keswick until T junction at end. Turn R and continue along Harewood Road to Collingham Primary School. Turn L along Linton Road to Sicklinghall Road and into Wetherby (Cafe). Return along cycle track or Little Ribston to Spofforth then Follifoot, Rudding Harrogate.

Long ride - Richard Leake

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Nicky & Graham Holden

Medium ride - Alun Davies

Route 164 Blubberhouses, Timble, Menwith Hill, 29miles.

Hornbeam. Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliffe, Fewston, Timble, then at main road turn R to Blubberhouses. R on A59, and L up Hardisty Hill (steep). 2nd R on to Menwith Hill Road and continue past Menwith Hill and straight on to Meg Gate where R to Clapham Green and Hampsthwaite (cafe), Killinghall, Greenway, Hornbeam. Hilly.(Alternative R just past Menwith Hill, L through Staupes, straight on at X roads, L at Y junction, R at X roads, L and L to Meg Gate and R to Clapham Green etc. Lovely quiet route)

Medium Plus ride - Declan Malone & Alan Rawet

Route 200 Greygarth Monument, 40 miles.

Hornbeam, Greenway, Ripley up to the Drovers crossroads, straight on, down the steep hill (caution, bend at bottom) L through Sawley, to Risplith (café). High Grantley, L on little back lane at the recreation ground, immediate R  fork, L at the T junction, up to Coal Hill above the tiny hamlet of Dallow . From Coal Hill you should see the Greygarth Tower. To reach it drop down by turning R at the T junction, then turn L and climb back up on a single track road which has a sign saying "no passing places for one mile". Leave bikes to walk to the Monument and climb up the tower (look for Roseberry Topping). From the top of the moor turn R, (L  is a bridlepath to Ramsgill).  It  is a fairground ride of a descent to Laverton going straight through the village, not crossing the beck, T junction R at the top of the hill, next T junction R again (not Grantley, but Winksley/Galphay signed) and immediately L at the fork. Follow road past the caravan park at Winksley Banks to Winksley village with its huge church tower, then Aldfield and Fountains (café). Back to Harrogate via Ripley and the Greenway. 

Long ride - Eric Waters

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Caroline Graham

Medium ride - Alison Noble

Route 173 Otley, Chevin, Bramhope, Arthington 33miles.

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge R on Brackenthwaite Lane and straight on at X roads. L on B 6161 then R to Lindley Bridge and Farnley. L then R to Otley. Straight on over the river and A659. R at the church over A660 and up towards Chevin End but turn L onto the Chevin road. At junction turn L then R. At A658 straight over onto WYCR Eastgate/Breary Lane straight over A660 then L onto Creskeld Lane Turn L onto A659 and follow into Pool. Cross river then L to Castley, Weeton, L and R on A61 to Kirby Overblow, Rudding Park and Hornbeam.

Medium Plus ride - Sue Couture, Dave Siswick

Route 112 Little Almscliff, Birstwith, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Knaresborough 42 miles.

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 - Jill Fellerman

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Blackham

Medium ride - James Grimshaw

Medium Plus ride - Peter Lawley, Volunteer Needed

Long ride - Martin Dowling

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride - Justin Keen

Medium Plus ride - Monica & David Webber

Long ride - John Hackett

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Martin Weeks

Medium ride - Liz Pugh

Medium Plus ride - Gia Margolis, Janet Glyn

Long ride - Richard Pugh

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Jean Battison

Medium ride - Justin Keen

Medium Plus ride - Helen & Keith Tate

Long ride - Phil Stell

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Caroline Graham

Medium ride - Geraldine Bynoe & Joe Smith

Medium Plus ride - Liz Frederiksen, Peter Jackson

Long ride - Richard Leake

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride - Alun Davies

Medium Plus ride - Declan Malone & Alan Rawet

Long ride - Eric Waters

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

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.