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.

 


 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Short/Beginners ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Paul Tindle, Volunteer Needed

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

Greenway, Ripley, Hollybank Woods, Birstwith, Hartwith Bridge, L on Pateley Bridge Rd, R on Stripe Lane, Brimham, Warsill, Drovers, Ripley (coffee at the Church). 

30ish miles. Hilly at beginning. Reward at the end.

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Blackham

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Alison Noble

Route 165, Birstwith, Brimham Rocks, Sawley,  32 miles.

Hornbeam, Ripley, Hollybank Woods, Clint Bank Lane, Birstwith. Cross Hartwith Toll Bridge and turn L on Pateley Bridge road. 1st R up Stripe Lane, L at T junction (Fiddlers Green) and R to Brimham Rocks. Straight on to B6265 where turn R. Next R on narrow lane to Sawley. R at Sawley and L at T junction towards Fountains. At next T junction turn R up past How Hill and follow road to Watergate. L and past the Drovers X roads to Ripley and Harrogate.

(Cafe at Risplith turn L at Sawley to main road and a few yards on R. Retrace route back to Sawley.  Alternate climb up to Fountains Visitor Centre, or Ripley.)

 Medium Plus ride - Sue Couture, Dave Siswick

Route 211 Aldwark, Easingwold, Coxwold, Hutton Sessay, 58 miles.

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 - Volunteer Needed

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

9.30am Various rides from Hornbeam
10am EG's Ride from Low Bridge, Knaresborough

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - Steve Wright

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Volunteer Needed

Route 43 to Harewood and Eccup, 33 miles.

Hornbeam, Leadhall Lane, Church Lane, Pannal, cross Leeds Road. R up Drury Lane. R then L on by pass. Kirkby Overblow. R at Shoulder of Mutton, R down steep hill to A61.  Turn L to Harewood Bridge. Over bridge and turn R to Pool. L to Weardley. Up steep hill and pass New Inn on LHS. Turn L at Village Road and keep L to Eccup reservoir. Over dam and exit on Harrogate- Leeds Road. Cross to Manor Lane and up behind Grammar School and out on to Wigton Lane. At end turn L 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.

Medium Plus ride - James Grimshaw, Volunteer Needed

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, over A59  to Cattal, Hunsingore, Walshford, Little Ribston. Then via Knaresborough or Spofforth to Harrogate.

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

Sunday, September 17, 2017

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

Short/Beginners ride - Martin Weeks

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Paul Tindle, Volunteer Needed

Route 17 Boroughbridge Great Ouseburn Ferrensby Knaresborough, 35 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,  (café), Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - Liz Pugh, Steve Smith

Route 94 Grassington, Appletreewick, Bolton Abbey, Ilkley, Otley, 62miles.

Hornbeam. Squinting Cat, Beckwithshaw, Menwith Hill, Duck Street, Greenhow, turn L onto B6265, Stump Cross Caverns, Dibble's Bridge (long steep descent!), Grassington Café) Return along B6265 to Hebden, turn R to Hartlington, Appletreewick, cross River Wharfe on wooden footbridge at Cavendish Pavilion, Bolton Abbey , Beamsley, Ilkley, Askwith, Weston (Cock Pit Farm Tea Rooms), Otley, Leathley, Stainburn, Almscliff Crag, in North Rigton turn L, turn R into Brackenthwaite Lane, Burn Bridge, Hornbeam Park. 3,000' ascent.

Long ride - Richard Pugh

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride - 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

Short/Beginners ride - Dennis Butler

Medium Slow ride - Volunteer Needed

Medium ride - Liz Pugh

Route 23 Fountains Abbey via Hampsthwaite and Shaw Mills (36 miles) Some good hills

Knox Lane, Killinghall, Hampsthwaite, Clint Bank, Shaw Mills, Bishop Thornton. Road towards Sawley, and then down to Fountains Abbey and up hill to the Visitor Centre entrance. Back down to Fountains, Markington, across A61 to Burton Leonard, Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough.

Medium Plus ride - Monica & David Webber

Route 197 Pateley Bridge, Yorke’s Folly and Brimham, 40 miles

Hornbeam, Stainburn Moor, L just after Pennypot turn off L then R at Cobby Syke to A59. L and next R on A59. R at bridle path through Naval Base then L up Delves Ridge. Go past the Stonehouse and then take the next R at Braithwaite Lane. L at T junction and follow road down Yorke’s Folly and towards Teacups cafe. Cross Greenhow road and continue in same direction up to Wath. Turn R over the bridge then turn left up the steep hill (Beware of the deep drainage gulleys across the full width of the road) and turn L at top. R to Fellbeck, L on B6265 the next R towards Brimham but take L turn to Rabbit Farm, Raventofts Hall, Drovers X roads, Ripley and Harrogate. Lots of hills.

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

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

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

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

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

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

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

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

9.30am Short, medium and long rides

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.