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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, December 13, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Dave Griffin / Steve Perry

Showground, Rudding, Follifoot , Spofforth picking up cycle track to Wetherby, then onto Thorpe Arch (possible coffee stop), past Tockwith old airfield to Cattle, left to Hunsingore and Walshford then back via Little Ribston and Knaresborough. Approx. 30 miles.

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 - Volunteers Needed

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 Sun Parlour, Spa Gardens, Ripon 12.30

Ripon Appetiser Ride- Organised by Colin. Information on Away Day Page


Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Mike Smith

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Leaders and routes agreed on the day

Short/Beginners ride - 

Medium ride - 

Medium Plus ride - 

Long ride -

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Leaders and routes agreed on the day

Short/Beginners ride -

Medium ride -

Medium Plus ride -

Long ride -

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Joe Smith / Geraldine Bynoe

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Blackham

Medium ride - Justin Keen

Route 66 Little Almscliff and Darley, 25 miles.

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, Brackenthwaite Lane to 'top of the world', R, down hill to Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliff Crag, first R on quiet road to B6451, R, past Sun Inn and on (Option R to Pennypot Lane) over A59.  Menwith Hill, straight on down hill (Option R to Birstwith), past Wellington Pub and 1st R into Darley, R, through Birstwith, up hill and at top L and down through Clapham Green, Hampsthwaite, L at Joiners Arms, at end L onto B6161,  R into Grainbeck Lane, over A61, L into Knox Lane,  and up into Harrogate. 

Medium Plus ride - James Grimshaw, Peter Lawley

Route 166 Marton-le-Moor, Boroughbridge, Ripon 39.7 miles. Mainly flat.

Hornbeam, Low Bridge Knaresborough, Farnham, Copgrove , bridle path, Roecliffe,  Boroughbridge. In Boroughbridge cross river to roundabout and head north towards Dishforth. At T junction just to S of airfield turn L and cross A1(M) to Marton-le-Moor where turn R to Marrow Flatts Farm. Turn L, passing through Sharow into Ripon (cafes). Return via Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Markington,  Ripley, Greenway, Harrogate. (alternative Burton Leonard, Mountgarret Estate, Nidd, Ripley)

Long ride - Richard Leake

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Alison Noble

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Martin Weeks

Medium ride - Geraldine Bynoe and Joe Smith

Route 138 Boston Spa, Wetherby, Little Ribston, 31 miles.

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, R on A61, over roundabout and L on Walton Head Lane. Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall, Wetherby, A1 cycle path, L to Clifford, L to Boston Spa, turn R  then L to Thorp Arch village then turn R towards the Trading Estate (café), cycle path to Wetherby. Cafe. Little Ribston, Spofforth, Follifoot, showground, Harrogate. 

Medium Plus ride - Liz Frederiksen, Peter Jackson

Route 85 Beningborough 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, Beningborough (café ). Return over Aldwark Bridge, L to Thorpe Underwood, Whixley(café Tancred farm), over A59 to Cattal, Hunsingore, Walsh

Long ride - Eric Waters

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Steve Perry / Dave Griffin

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Dennis Butler

Medium ride - Justin Keen

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

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 - Sue Couture, Dave Siswick

Route 207 Boroughbridge, Aldborough, Thorpe Underwood, Cattal45 miles.

(Mostly flat) Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Farnham, Burton Leonard, Bishop Monkton, R to Roecliffe, Boroughbridge [café]. Aldborough, Dunsforths, Great Ouseburn, Thorpe Underwood, Whixley [café], cross A59 to Cattal, L over river and R at X roads to Cowthorpe. Over A1(M) and R to Little Ribston, L to Spofforth, Follifoot,  Rudding Park, Harrogate.

Long ride - Jill Fellerman

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Pugh

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Caroline Graham

Medium ride – Liz Pugh

Route 187 Boroughbridge, Littlethorpe, Skelton on Ure, Knaresborough 33miles. Mainly flat.  

Hornbeam, Forest Moor Rd, Abbey Rd Knaresborough, Farnham, Bishop Monkton, Littlethorpe, leave on B6265 past racecourse, over river and turn R to Skelton-on-Ure, Langthorpe, (Café) Boroughbridge, Roecliffe, L on surfaced bridleway to Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - Monica and David Webber

Route 115 Fewston, Weston, Weeton, 35 miles.

Hornbeam. Little Almscliffe and down to B6451 and turn R then L to cross Fewston Reservoir and continue up past Timble. L at Road junction. (Turn L to Low Snowden if wish) R to Askwith and L to Weston (Cafe at Cockpit Farm or Otley). Otley, main road to Pool, over bridge on A659 and R onto Castley Road. After Dunkeswick L on A61, and R to Kirkby Overblow. L to A658, R down to Rudding Park, L on Crimple Lane, R onto Showground path,  back to Harrogate.

Long ride - Richard Pugh

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Frederiksen

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride – Alun Davies

Route 185 Boroughbridge, Burton Leonard, Great Ouseburn 30 miles, mainly flat. 

Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Farnham, Burton Leonard, Bishop Monkton, R to Roecliffe, Boroughbridge (café), Aldborough, Lower Dunsforth, and Upper Dunsforth, Great Ouseburn, Arkendale, Ferrensby, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - Helen & Keith Tate

Route 118 Birstwith, Brimham, Fountains, Littlethorpe, Lingerfield, 39 miles.

Hornbeam, Knox, Hampsthwaite, Birstwith, Hartwith Toll Bridge, Stripe Lane, L at top and R to Brimham. At T junction R on B6265, after 1 mile R towards Sawley, Next T junction R, and next T junction L, continue all way down past Fountains Abbey and up hill to R turn towards Visitor Centre (café or in Ripon). Continue to R through gate into Studley deer park, down hill and L at bottom. R onto B6265, R at roundabout, First R, go through bollards towards canal and follow Borrage Lane, to A6108. R over bridge and immediately L into Heckler Lane. At the end, cross over junction to Knaresborough Road, L onto Littlethorpe Lane. Cross by-pass continue to Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton and usual route to Occaney. Return through Farnham, Lingerfield, L to Scriven, A59 etc. to Harrogate. 

Long ride - John Hackett

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride – Paul Tindle

Route 37 Hampsthwaite, Bishop Thornton, Knaresborough, 28 miles. 

Hornbeam, Leadhall Lane, Green Lane, Beckwith Rd, turn R down Otley Rd, and then L on to Harlow Moor Road. Over Oakdale Bridge and straight on over roundabout on Penny Pot Lane. Turn R after 0.5miles signed Hampsthwaite. Continue over A59, drop down, then turn R at T junction into Hampsthwaite. Bear R at village green to climb up Clint Bank and at T junction turn R..
At X roads at   B6165 go straight on. Continue down to Shaw Mills village, then climb up to Bishop Thornton. At X roads continue straight on to Markington. At the far end of the village turn L for Bishop Monkton. Continue over A61 to Bishop Monkton then turn R following signs for Knaresborough (café). Return to Harrogate up main road or Beryl Burton Way. 

Medium Plus ride - Steve Wright, Michael Inglis

 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)

Long ride - Martin Dowling

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Jean Battison

Medium ride – Julie Wilkins

Route 15 Otley, 28 miles. 

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, R on A61, over roundabout, first L up Walton Head Lane. Kirkby Overblow, R down to A61. L on A61 and R to Dunkeswick, Weeton, Castley, Pool, Otley     (café). Return up B6451 to Leathley Bridge and turn L on B6161 and first R into Leathley. Continue up Stainburn Lane and eventually take R fork to Stainburn. Keep going to Alms Cliff Crag. Here take L to North Rigton. In village keep L and go up, down and then long climb to cross roads. R to Burn Bridge and L to return to Harrogate. 

Medium Plus ride – Mark Townend, Steve Smith

Route 122 Ripon, Galphay, Brimham, 47 miles.

Hornbeam, usual route down Hookstone to Knaresborough and Farnham, Occaney, Bishop Monkton and Ripon (café). Out on B6265 towards Studley, R to Galphay, L along West Lane, R at T junction and L over River Laver to High Grantley. Turn R at High Grantley and L at fork over Fellbeck Moor, next L and L on B6265. R past Brimham, L at X roads down to Burnt Yates, R to Clint, L to Hampsthwaite (café) or R to Hollybank  Woods, Greenway and Harrogate.

Long ride - Phil Stell
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Nicky & Graham Holden

Medium ride – Neil Pell

Route 75 Birstwith, Menwith and Fewston Reservoir, 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 past Menwith Hill. Left at X roads and along B6451, cross A59, then 2nd R. Continue through Fewston, over dam to YW car park (toilets). (Can now climb to Timble if you wish.) Return over dam and continue through Fewston village (café at Visitor Centre) over 2nd dam to climb up to B6451. Turn R and L along Watsons lane. L and over moor to Beckwithshaw, returning to Harrogate via Howhill Road and Whinney Lane past Squinting Cat. 

Medium Plus ride – Declan Malone & Alan Rawet

Route 125 Otley, Ilkley, Bramhope, Menston, 48 miles.

Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw and Little Alms Cliff. Continue straight to T junction and turn L on B6451 to cross Linley Wood reservoir and on to Farnley. Keep R and follow Farnley Lane into Otley. R at T junction and L on Weston Lane to Weston (Cockpit Farm café), Askwith and down towards Ilkley, keeping river to L until X roads, then L up Middleton Ave into Ilkley (cafes). Through traffic lights, L on Station Rd, and bear R up Cowpasture Rd. Long climb past Cow and Calf rocks up Moor Rd, eventually to R fork into Hillings Lane. L on Bingley Road into Menston. Cross Bradford Road into Buckle Lane, R fork to Windmill Lane and at T junction L to Moor Top and R to climb York Gate up to Otley Chevin. T junction L and immediately R to Old Lane. Cross A658 continue along Old Lane into Bramhope. Straight through village down Eastgate and Breary Lane to cross A660 into Creskeld Lane. Down hill to A659, L to Pool, and R over bridge then R into Castley Lane. Castley, Weeton, Dunkeswick. L on A61 and R to Kirkby Overblow, L in village to A658. R down A658, first L, R at T junc, L round Rudding Park, L into Crimple Lane, Showground, Harrogate.

Long ride - Richard Leake

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Blackham

Medium ride – Geraldine Bynoe & Joe Smith

Route 110 Darley, Brimham, Warsill, 33 miles.

Hornbeam. Usual route to Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliffe and down to B6451 where turn R. Continue crossing over A59 and straight on over the X roads (with Menwith Hill to the R).  1st R on Sheepcote Lane. At junction bear R.  At T junction turn R through Darley Village and then L over Hartwith toll bridge, L on B6165, R up Stripe Lane to T junction where turn L. At X roads R to Brimham Rocks, past rocks and R to Warsill and continuing on Careless House Lane  all the way to T junction. R here on Barkhouse Bank and continue to Ripley. (Café.) Return to Harrogate via the Greenway.

Medium Plus ride – Helen Bevis, Janet Glyn

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 Markington, Drovers Xrds, Ripley. Return along Greenway to Harrogate.

Long ride - Eric Waters

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Martin Weeks

Medium ride – Alun Davies

Route 174 Braythorn, Almscliffe Crag, Kirkby Overblow, 25 miles.

Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Stainburn, forest track, L to Lindley Hall Farm, keep L to B6161. L on B6161 R and R to Braythorn and Honey Farm. Next L to Almscliffe Crag.  R to Huby and R again to cross A658 and pass just to south of Weeton Station. Follow road to Weeton, Dunkeswick, L and R on A61 to Kirkby Overblow then back to Harrogate

(If track unrideable – from Beckwithshaw, L at end of village, R at X roads to Briscoerigg, next L then R to Braythorne)

Medium Plus ride - James Grimshaw, Peter Lawley

Route 30 Pateley Bridge, 36miles.

Hornbeam, Knox Bridge, Hampsthwaite.
Turn L to Swincliffe Tang and Kettlesing, keeping on the tops as much as
possible. 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 - Jill Fellerman

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Dennis Butler

Medium ride – Liz Pugh

Medium Plus ride - Peter Jackson, Volunteer Needed

Long ride - Richard Pugh

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Caroline Graham

Medium ride – Alison Noble

Medium Plus ride - Sue Couture, Dave Siswick

Long ride - John Hackett

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride – Volunteer Needed

Medium Plus ride - Gia Margolis, Volunteer Needed

Long ride - Volunteer Needed

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride – Paul Tindle

Medium Plus ride - Monica & David Webber

Long ride - Martin Dowling

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride – Julie Wilkins

Medium Plus ride - Helen & Keith Tate

Long ride - Phil Stell

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Nicky & Graham Holden

Medium ride – Alison Noble

Medium Plus ride - Mark Townend, Steve Smith

Long ride - Eric Waters

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride – Volunteer Needed

Medium Plus ride - Declan Malone & Alan Rawet

Long ride - Jill Fellerman

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.