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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, May 27, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Hornbeam >Hookstone>Forest Moor >Turn right at junction >Cross ringroad with care on to old road>through gate and turn left on to A661>first right to Follifoot>left opposite ornamental gates>Spofforth>Left to cross bridge and straight on at bend towards Little Ribston>cross roundabout beside Retail Park>turn left onto Abbey Rd >Waterbank café/s> home via any route 15mi app

PLUS

Cross bridge>cross main road into Chain Lane and carry straight ahead and cross A6055 Boroughbridge Rd> turn right then 2nd left before garage> straight on to Scriven>Lingerfield >left to Scotton> turn right at main road>right marked Brearton>carry on towards Nidd>Left at old railway bridge to A61 Ripon Road and turn left to roundabout> Straight across into Ripley>CAFÉ>through carpark and on to cycle way to A61>cross at lights and go down to Greenway> Harrogate and any route back to Hornbeam app 25mi total

Medium ride – Alison Noble

Route 31(R) Ripley, Studley, Ripon, 35 miles. (hilly)

Hornbeam,  Greenway, Hollybank Lane, Clint, R at junction, straight over at X roads to Shaw Mills, Bishop Thornton,L at the Drovers Xroads R on  Watergate Lane to Fountains Abbey, Studley, Ripon, Bishop Monkton, Farnham, Knaresborough.

Medium Plus ride - Peter Lawley, Justin Keen

Route212 Grassington, Appletreewick, Bolton Abbey, Ilkley, Otley, 64miles.  Hilly.

Hornbeam, Squinting Cat, Beckwithshaw, Menwith Hill, Duck Street, Greenhow, turn L onto B6265, Stump Cross Caverns, Dibble's Bridge (long steep descent!), Grassington (Café), Threshfield, Burnsall, Appletreewick, cross River Wharfe on wooden footbridge at Cavendish Pavilion, Bolton Abbey , Beamsley, Ilkley, Askwith, Weston (Cock Pit Farm Tea Rooms), Otley, and then return to Harrogate via Farnley, Leathley or Castley/Dunkeswick. 3,000 ft ascent.

Long ride - Richard Leake. Starts 9.15 from Pennypot Lane

Nidderdale Coverdale Wensleydale Bishopdale Wharfedale Nidderdale.
2/3 cafe stops chosen from Masham Swinithwaite Buckden Kettlewell Grassington and Stump Cross.
82 miles, some hills, pace will be steady.
Start 9.15 from corner of Penny Pot Lane and Burley Bank Road (note that Struggle the Dales also starts from the army college, but last riders leave by 9am in the opposite direction)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride

Wednesday Wanderers - David Ardblaster

Hornbeam - Ripley - Clint Bank - Birstwith - Ross Bridge - B6165 - Stripe Lane - Hartwith - Brimham Rocks - Sawley - (optional Cafe stop G&T ) Fountains Lane - Fountains Abbey Road - Scarah Bank - Ripley - Hornbeam.  34 miles

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride – Julie Wilkins

Route 145 Wetherby, Bramham, Sicklinghall, 32 miles. Flattish.

Hornbeam, Showground, Follifoot, Spofforth, Little Ribston, Wetherby, cycle path under A1 to Thorp Arch but turn R just before towards Boston Spa. L at junction then R in Boston Spa (cafes). L following cycle route signs to Clifford and Bramham. At Bramham cross over A1(M) and continue straight on until R turn which leads you to Collingham. At bottom of Jewitt Lane turn L on a minor road, crossing the A58 just past the shops. Turn R for Linton and 2 Ls to Sicklinghall. Continue to Kirkby Overblow and back to Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - James Grimshaw, Dave Siswick

Thirsk 54 miles Fairly flat.

Knaresborough, Farnham, Staveley, Minskip, Boroughbridge, Thornton Bridge, Sessay, Dalton, Sowerby, Thirsk - return same route to Dalton, Topcliffe, Asenby, Cundall, Norton Le Clay, Boroughbridge, back to Harrogate by same route as outward. (Possible café Yorks of Thirsk on the Market Place) 

Long ride - Volunteer Needed

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Anniversary Rides 

All rides trying to arrive in Ripon at approximately 2pm for afternoon tea at Spa Gardens.  

Routes home may vary and to be decided on the day as there are many options.

Short Ride Meet at Hornbeam at 11.30 - Caroline Graham

Hornbeam to Knaresborough via the shortest route. Bond End at Knaresborough to Boroughbridge Road. Anyone who does not want to do the full distance can meet the group at Conyingham Hall or further along Boroughbridge Road. From Boroughbridge Road to Farnham, Copgrove, Bishop Monkton, Littlethorpe, Ripon Spa Gardens.

Medium Ride (1) Meet at Hornbeam at 10.30 - Geraldine Bynoe, Joe Smith

Route 131 Copgrove, Boroughbridge, Skelton, Ripon, Littlethorpe, Lingerfield, 35 miles

Hornbeam, Knaresborough Low Bridge, Farnham, Copgrove, bridlepath towards Roecliffe, and turn R under the A1(M) and into Boroughbridge(cafe). L in Boroughbridge up to the roundabout where turn R. L to Langthorpe and Skelton. At B6265 L past Ripon Racecourse and through Ripon to Spa Gardens. Distance 21 miles, fairly flat. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27008801

Medium Ride (2) Meet at Hornbeam at 10:30 - Dave Marson

Hornbeam, Low Bridge Knaresborough, Farnham, Arkendale, Ouseburn, Dunsforths, Aldborough  Boroughbridge (cafe). 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 (Spa Gardens). Distance 28 miles, some uphill. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27008842

Medium Ride (3) Meet at Hornbeam at 10:30

Route 102 

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.  Continue along Church Walk, R through gate down through Deer Park. Ripon (Spa Gardens). Distance 23 miles, hilly. No café stops. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27008922

Medium Plus Ride Meet at Hornbeam at 9:30

Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Arkendale, Marton, Great Ouseburn, Aldwark Bridge, right to Newton-on-Ouse, left to Tollerton, Flawith, Tholthorpe, Raskelf: 

Return through Raskelf, Brafferton, right to Cundall straight on to Asenby, Rainton, left towards Dishforth, A 168 to Marrow Flatts Farm and straight on through Sharow to Ripon and Spa Gardens.  Approx. 43 miles  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27009015

Medium Plus Ride (Alternative) Meet at Hornbeam at 9:30 - Gia Margolis, Peter Jackson, Michael Inglis

Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Arkendale, Marton, Great Ouseburn, Aldwark Bridge, right to Newton-on-Ouse, left to Tollerton, R Station Road, A19, Huby, Easingwold (Café), Raskelf, Brafferton, right to Cundall straight on to Asenby, Rainton, left towards Dishforth, A 168 to Marrow Flatts Farm and straight on through Sharow to Ripon and Spa Gardens. Distance 47 miles. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27010634

Long Ride Meet at Hornbeam at 9:30 - Volunteer Needed

Hornbeam, Knox Bridge, Hampsthwaite, Shaw Mills, Bishop Thornton, Fountains, Aldfield, Winksley, Kirkby Malzeard, Grewelthorpe, Masham, (depending on time additional loop to take in Ellingstring and Jervaulux) Thornton Watlass, Snape, Carthorpe, Kirklington, Wath, Nunwick, Ripon Spa Gardens. 

All return routes to Harrogate to be decided on the day but options are:

-Return via Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

-Return via Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Markington, Ripley, Greenway, Harrogate. (alternative Burton Leonard, Mountgarret Estate, Nidd, Ripley)

-Return via Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Occaney, Farnham, Lingerfield, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

-Return via Studley Deer Park, Watergate Lane, Bishop Thornton, Ripley, Greenway, Harrogate

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Jean Battison

Medium ride – Volunteer Needed

Route 32 Wetherby, Tockwith, Walshford, 32 miles. Mainly flat.
Hornbeam, Burnbridge, Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall, Wetherby. Railway path past racecourse towards Walton. Follow new cycle path and turn L on to Rudgate Lane just before Walton village.
Cross B1224 towards Cattal. Before Tockwith Airfield turn R at South Field Lane into Tockwith Village. (Two pubs). Through Tockwith and rejoin Roman Road to Cattal. Go over bridge, and L to Hunsingore. Go over A1 to Bridge Inn, Walshford, and join cycle path back to Wetherby (cafes).
Sustrans railway path (route 66) to Spofforth, Follifoot and back to Harrogate.
(At Wetherby, alternative routes back via Kirk Deighton, Little Ribston and Knaresborough, or Kirk Deighton, North Deighton, Spofforth and into Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride - Helen Bevis, Dave Siswick

Route 198 Yorke’s Folly, Pateley Bridge, Smelthouses, Brimham, 40 miles. Hilly.

Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, R to Barracks, L Penny Pot Lane, R White House Farm, cross A59, Hampsthwaite, Birstwith, Darley, Darley Head, R towards Dacre, L at Dacre, 1st R down Yorke’s Folly, Pateley Bridge, Glasshouses, L to  Smelthouses, L to  Brimham Rocks, R towards Warsill, Rabbit Hill Farm, R Careless Hill Farm, R Raventofts Hall, Drovers’ crossroads, Ripley, Greenway, Harrogate. 

Long ride - Martin Dowling

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Caroline Graham

Medium ride – Neil Pell

Route 110 Darley, Brimham, Warsill, 33 miles. Hilly.

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 - Sue Couture, Volunteer Needed

Route 201 Boroughbridge, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, Risplith, 45 miles. Some hills.

Hornbeam.  Knaresborough, Farnham, Occaney, Staveley, Minskip, Boroughbridge, Langthorpe, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, out on B6265 towards Studley, R to Galphay, High Grantley, Risplith (café), Sawley, R at T junction to Hebden Bank, Raventofts Head, Drovers’ crossroads, Ripley, Greenway, Hornbeam. 

Long ride - John Hackett

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Blackham

Medium ride – Alun Davies

Route 170 Marston Moor, Bilbrough, Wighill 40 miles, Mainly flat.

Hornbeam, Harrogate Showground, Follifoot, Spofforth, L to Little Ribston, R and  then L over A1, Cowthorpe, Tockwith, Marston Moor Memorial, Long Marston, Hutton Wandesley, Angram, Askham Richard, Bilbrough, Catterton, Healaugh, Wighill, Wetherby (café), Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding Park, Showground, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride  - Michael Inglis, Steve Wright

Route 211 Aldwark, Easingwold, Coxwold, Hutton Sessay, 58 miles. Fairly 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 - Phil Stell

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Martin Weeks

Medium ride – Volunteer Needed

Route 184 Upper Dunsforth, Boroughbridge, Lingerfield 35 miles, mainly flat. 

Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Farnham, Ferrensby, Arkendale, Marton, Upper Dunsforth, Lower Dunsforth, Aldborough, Boroughbridge, Roecliffe, Bishop Monkton, Burton Leonard, Farnham, Lingerfield, Scriven, Knaresborough, Harrogate. 

Medium Plus ride – Liz Pugh, Justin Keen

Route 154 Langbar, Embsay, Stump Cross, Duck St, 58 miles. Hilly.

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, North Rigton, Almscliff Crag, Leathley, Otley, Askwith, turn R Carter's Lane to Middleton, Langbar, Bolton Abbey (café), Embsay, Eastby, Barden Tower, Appletreewick, Stump Cross Caverns (café), Duck St, Menwith Hill, cross A59, Penny Pot Lane, Harlow Moor Rd, Harrogate.  3,800' ascent. 

Long ride - Richard Leake

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Dennis Butler

Medium ride – Alison Noble

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 – Janet Glyn, Helen & Keith Tate

Route 197 Yorke’s Folly, Pateley Bridge, Wath and Brimham, 40 miles (hilly)

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 Inn 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.

Long ride - Volunteer Needed

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Sue Downes

Medium ride – Julie Wilkins

Route 164 Beningborough loop, 40miles. Mostly flat.

Hornbeam, Low Bridge Knaresborough, Farnham, Ferrensby, Arkendale, cross over A1 and turn L and 1st R towards Marton, B6265 turn R, 1st L to Great Ouseburn, L to cross Aldwark Bridge, turn R to Linton on Ouse, Newton on Ouse, Beningborough (café at Farm Shop). Return over Aldwark Bridge, L to Thorpe Underwood, Whixley (Café at Tancred Farm), over A59 to Cattal, R to Hunsingore, Walshford, Little Ribston. Then via Knaresborough or Spofforth and back to Harrogate. (Shorter route – go straight from Great Ouseburn to Thorpe Underwood)

Medium Plus ride – Chris Rogers, James Grimshaw

Route 205 Bolton Percy, Solar System, Tockwith, 54 miles. (mainly flat)

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, Wetherby, cycle track to Thorp Arch, R to Wighill, R towards Tadcaster but straight on to Oxton and Bolton Percy. Turn R at Appleton Roebuck then L across the airfield. R and along the river by Acaster Malbis and turn sharp R on to the York – Selby cycle track where turn L (in York direction) and passing under the A64 to the sun and Tesco. Follow the cycle track along the side of the A1036, then A64 away from York (and Tesco), then take the slip road to the roundabout following signs towards Askham Bryan  then L to Askam Richard. Follow road through Angram, Long Marston, Tockwith, Cowthorpe, over A1(M) and R to Little Ribston, L to Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding, Showground, Hornbeam.

Long ride - Volunteer Needed

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride - 

Wednesday Wanderers - 

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Peter Beckingham

Medium ride – Paul Tindle

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 – Gia Margolis, Steve Wright

Route 62 Bramhope and Otley, 45 miles. (hilly)

Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow. Short stretch A61 to Harewood Bridge where turn R. L up Weardley Road to Eccup. Next R to Blackhill Farm then L and R up to A660 where turn R towards Bramhope. L to Old Bramhope and cross A658 to the Chevin.
Drop down to Otley (café). Return from Otley via Leathley or Castley to Harrogate.

Long ride - John Hackett

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.