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, November 26, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Jean Battison

Hornbeam to Knaresborough via Wedderburn and Starbeck.
Boroughbridge Road to Farnham, Copgrove, Bishop Monkton, across the A61 for a cafe stop and then on to Markington, Drovers Crossroads, Scarah Bank, Ripley, the Greenway and home.

Medium ride - Justin Keen

Farnley, Otley, Almscliffe Crag, 31 miles. 

Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Penny Pot Lane, Jack Hill Lane (steep descent), Farnley, Otley (cafes), Pool, Castley, Merrybank Lane, Almscliffe Crag, Greenmires Lane, Briscoe Ridge Lane, Burn Bridge, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - Helen & Keith Tate

Route 30 Pateley Bridge, 36miles.

Hornbeam, Knox Bridge, Hampsthwaite.

Turn L to Swincliffe Tang and Kettlesing. Past entrance to Menwith. Delves Ridge, R to Stonehouse Inn, R to Padside , L to Padside Green and over moors to Yorke's Folly. Very steep descent to Bewerley. Pateley Bridge. Return to Bewerley,  L to Glasshouses, then R on B6165 and L to Wilsill, Brimham, Burnt Yates, Clint and home via Ripley or Hampsthwaite and Oakdale Bridge into Harrogate.

Long ride - Phil Stell

Wharfedale - Burn Bridge, North Rigton, Leathley, Otley, Bolton Abbey, Barden Tower, Applletreewick, Stump Cross, Duck Street and home for 3.30.
The pace will be "easy-going", but if the wind is favourable there may be a blast down Duck Street. Please let me know, on 0747 3503041, if you'll be joining en route.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Frederiksen

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Caroline Graham

Medium ride - Al Davies

Route 59 Fewston, 26 miles.

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 - Liz Frederiksen, Peter Jackson

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

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 - Richard Leake

Knox Hampsthwaite Kettlesing Darley Thornthwaite Padside Bewerley Pateley Bridge Silver Hill Sawley Markington Bishop Monkton Boroughbridge Grafton Arkendale Knaresborough Calcutt Hornbeam (Cafe stop probably at Risplith) 57 miles 3800 feet (lumpy start, flat later)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Steve Smith

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride - Geraldine Bynoe and 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 - Declan Malone & Alan Rawet

Route 85 Beningbrough loop, 40 miles.

Hornbeam, Low Bridge Knaresborough, Farnham, Ferrensby, Arkendale, cross over A1 turn L and first R towards Marton, B6265 turn R, first L to Great Ouseburn, L to Aldwark Bridge, R to Linton on Ouse, Newton on Ouse, Beningbrough (café ). Return over Aldwark Bridge, L to Thorpe Underwood, Whixley (café at Tancred Farm), over A59  to Cattal, Hunsingore, Walshford, Little Ribston. Then via Knaresborough or Spofforth to Harrogate.

Long ride - Eric Waters

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Dave Griffin / Steve Perry

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride - Justin Keen

Route 81 Brimham Rocks, return via Warsill, 28 miles.

Hornbeam, Greenway, Ripley, Hollybank Lane, R to Clint , R to B6165.Turn L at B6165 towards Burnt Yates. Take R fork signposted Brimham Rocks, R at X roads to Brimham Rocks. Carry on to R turn to Warsill and follow road to Ripley (café stop). Back to Harrogate via the Greenway.

Medium Plus ride - Michael Inglis

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

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 - Jill Fellerman

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday Riders Xmas Lunch at Spa Gardens

 

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Mike Smith

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Leader agreed on the day

Medium ride - Leader agreed on the day

Medium Plus ride - Leader agreed on the day

Long ride - Leader agreed on the day

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Leader agreed on the day

Medium ride - Leader agreed on the day

Medium Plus ride - Leader agreed on the day

Long ride - Leader agreed on the day

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Joe Smith / Geraldine Bynoe

Wednesday Ride - 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Alison Noble

Wednesday Ride - 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Steve Perry / Dave Griffin

Wednesday Ride - 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Pugh

Wednesday Ride - 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Frederiksen

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 Cycling UK membership.