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

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.

 


 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Dennis Butler

An easy paced ride to Arkendale via Beryl Burton way, Knaresborough riverside and Goldsborough.

Returning via Staveley Burton Leonard and Ripley.         About 22 miles.

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Volunteer Needed

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 – Helen & Keith Tate

Route 211 Aldwark, Easingwold, Coxwold, Hutton Sessay, 58 miles. (mostly flat)

Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Farnham, Arkendale, L on A168 and R to Marton. R on B6265 and L to Great Ouseburn. Turn L to cross Aldwark Bridge, straight on to Youlton, Alne, Alne Station, Easingwold (café) Follow cycle route out of Easingwold but go straight on where the cycle route goes L. Take 2 L turns to Oulston. Continue to Newburgh Priory and Coxwold (café). Straight on through Coxwold, past church and continue until L turn to Carlton Husthwaite. R and over A19 to  Hutton Sessay, Little Sessay, Pilmoor,  R at T junction towards Cundall but soon L at Thornton Bridge to Milby, Boroughbridge, Minskip, Stavely, Farnham, Knaresborough, Hornbeam.

Long ride - Jill Fellerman

Beckwithshaw, Penny Pot Lane, Duck Street, Stump Cross, Appletreewick, Burnsall, Thorpe, Cracoe, Hetton, Gargrave, Broughton, Elslack, Lothersdale, Skipton, Embsay, Bolton Abbey, Beamsley, Ilkley, Otley, Farnley, Leathley, Stainburn, North Rigton, Brackenthwaite Lane, Burn Bridge, Harrogate. 80 miles, 2 cafe stops, steady pace.
 


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Focus is on getting fit. Ride is shorter and faster than typical Sunday rides.

Check Facebook page for any updates. For more information email Declan.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Alison Noble

Wednesday Ride - Kevin / James

Masham, via Fountains and Swinton Park

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A little more relaxed than Tuesday evening ride. Possible pub stop at end.

Check Facebook page for any updates. For more information email Declan.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Volunteer Needed

Bramham, Thorner Thorp Arch 34 miles (flat)

Hornbeam, Burnbridge, Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall, Wetherby, through town to A1 cycle path, follow cycle path to Boston Spa roundabout. Cross Collingham road to pick up side road heading towards Bramham. At T junction, turn R into Thorner Road. At T junction just after Holme Farm, L to Thorner. In village take L to Bramham. Cross A1 bridge and into Bramham. L to Clifford, Boston Spa, L over river  and R  to Thorpe Arch[café], Wetherby[café], Little Ribston, Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding Park, Showground, Hornbeam.

Medium Plus ride – Monica & David Webber

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

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 - Volunteer Needed

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers -  Geraldine and Joe

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Geraldine Bynoe & Joe Smith

Route 100 Timble, Blubberhouses, Thruscross, 30 miles. (hilly)

Hornbeam. Usual route to Timble, but at main road turn R to Blubberhouses. Cross straight over A59 and up some steep hills. R on Reservoir Road, continue to Stone House pub, straight over down Harper Lane, R to Thornthwaite, continue to B6451, L to Darley, R along Main Street, continue to Birstwith, up hill to Clapham Green, down to Hampsthwaite (cafe), back to Harrogate. (Or from Birstwith up to Clint and Greenway back to Harrogate.)

Alternative straight on at Reservoir Road and continue round the top of the reservoir to the T junction, turn R (heading back towards Blubberhouses) and L on Delves Ridge. Straight on past Menwith Hill until Meg Gate where you turn R to Clapham Green and down to Hampsthwaite. Slightly longer but less hilly!

Medium Plus ride – Liz Frederiksen, Dave Siswick

Route 41 Vale of York to Easingwold, 50 miles. (Mainly flat)

Hornbeam, Knaresborough Low Bridge, Farnham, Ferrensby, Arkendale. L on A168 and 1st R past Marton. R on B6265 and 1st L to Great Ouseburn.  Through Ouseburn, L to cross Aldwark Bridge, L towards Aldwark Manor. Follow signs for Alne and pick up cycle route 65 to Easingwold. At roundabout turn R and then take L into town centre for café. Reverse route out of town and head towards Raskelf then Helperby. In Helperby turn R to Thornton Bridge. Cross the river and turn L towards and into Boroughbridge. Return any route

Long ride - John Hackett

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Pugh

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Tindle

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - James Grimshaw

Route 183, Myton-on-Swale Aldwark, Boroughbridge, 39 miles, mainly flat

Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Farnham, Arkendale, L and R on A168, Marton, R and L on B6265 to Great Ouseburn, L to Aldwark Toll Bridge. L to Aldwark, L to Flawith and keep L to Myton-on-Swale (plaque about site of battle by the bridlepath bridge). Back to junction turn L and keep turning L to Brafferton and Thornton Bridge. Turn L and follow road to Boroughbridge (cafe). Back to Harrogate via Minskip, Staveley and Knaresborough. (Short route - go direct from Great Ouseburn to Boroughbridge via the Dunsforths)

Medium Plus ride –  Gia Margolis, Debby Hollings

Route 135 Bolton Abbey, Stumps Cross, Askwith, 55 miles.

Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliff, R at T Junction. Across A59, pass Menwith Hill on R.H. side. L at crossroads on Menwith Hill Road. At end turn R and follow road to Greenhow. At T-junction turn L and follow sign to Stump Cross (café). Next L through Skyreholme and continue south to Barden Bridge where turn L towards Storiths but cross over pedestrian bridge at Cavendish Pavilion. Go L to Bolton Bridge and follow cycle track that crosses over A59 and heads for Beamsley and then leads straight on to Ilkley. Stay on north side of river and continue in an easterly direction to Askwith and Otley. Follow main road to Pool then R to Castley, Weeton, Kirby Overblow, and to Harrogate

Long ride - Jill Fellerman

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Mike Smith

 

Away Day from Pocklington - Malcolm, Gia and Paul

Arrangements on 'Away Day' Page


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Jean Battison

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Alun Davies

Route 191 Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Littlethorpe. 30miles. (Hilly)

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 – Peter Jackson,

Route 204 York, Beningbrough, Marston Moor, 57 miles. (fairly flat)

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.

Long ride - Richard Leake

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Frederikson

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride – 

Route 21 Tadcaster, 38miles. Mainly flat.

Hornbeam, Burnbridge, Kirby Overblow, Sicklinghall, Linton, Collingham, Bramham, straight on towards Tadcaster, take 2nd R, head over dual carriage way towards Sutton. Just before Sutton, turn L to Tadcaster, recrossing A64, and at main road turn R and go past brewery.
Cross over river & turn 1st L to Wighill. Just before entering Wighill turn L towards Walton. Pass through Thorp Arch Trading estate and join cycle path back to Wetherby.
Return to Harrogate via Spofforth and Follifoot. (cafes at Tadcaster, Thorp Arch or Wetherby)

(Short route – At Bramham turn L and follow the cycle path next to A1(M) into Wetherby)

Medium Plus ride –  Peter Lawley, Volunteer Needed

Route 102 Brimham, Dallowgill Moor, Ripon, 44 miles. (hilly)

Hornbeam, Greenway, Ripley, Hollybank Woods, Clint. L at B6165 towards Burnt Yates. Take R fork signposted Brimham Rocks, R at X roads to Brimham Rocks. L on B6265, down hill and first R, then first R up onto Dallowgill Moor, R towards Grantley. L in Grantley and R to Low Grantley and continue to B6265. L and R onto Moor Lane. L into Studley Park (café at Visitor Centre). Continue along Church Walk, R through gate down through Deer Park. Ripon (café at Spa Gardens). Home via Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

Long ride - Eric Waters

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Geraldine and Joe

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Blackham

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Alison Noble

Medium Plus ride - Sue Couture, Dave Siswick

Long ride - Volunteer Needed

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Steve Wright

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium Plus ride - James Grimshaw, Steve Wright

Long ride - Phil Stell

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Steve Smith

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Martin Weeks

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium Plus ride - Liz Pugh, Steve Smith

Long ride - Richard Pugh

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Dennis Butler

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Liz Pugh

Medium Plus ride - Monica & David Webber

Long ride - Richard Pugh

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Dave Griffin

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Geraldine Bynoe & Joe Smith

Medium Plus ride - Michael Inglis, Liz Frederiksen

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

Medium Plus ride - Helen & Keith Tate

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

Medium Plus ride - Gia Margolis, Jeanie Ferguson

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

Medium Plus ride - Declan Malone & Alan Rawet

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

Medium Plus ride - Sue Couture, Dave Siswick

Long ride - Jill Fellerman

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Blackham

Medium ride - James Grimshaw

Medium Plus ride - Peter Lawley, Volunteer Needed

Long ride - Martin Dowling

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride - Justin Keen

Medium Plus ride - Monica & David Webber

Long ride - John Hackett

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Martin Weeks

Medium ride - Liz Pugh

Medium Plus ride - Gia Margolis, Janet Glyn

Long ride - Richard Pugh

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Jean Battison

Medium ride - Justin Keen

Medium Plus ride - Helen & Keith Tate

Long ride - Phil Stell

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride - Alun Davies

Medium Plus ride - Declan Malone & Alan Rawet

Long ride - Eric Waters

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.