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.

 


 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Routes are agreed on the day.

Poddlers Ride

Wednesday Wanderers - Liz Pugh

Hornbeam, Pannal, across A61, R up Drury Lane, R on the bypass then L to 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. Continue  to Clifford, Boston Spa (Wise Owl Community Cafe)  and towards Thorp Arch. Cycle path to Wetherby. Return via North Deighton to Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding Park and Showground to Harrogate. About 32 miles. Liz Pugh. Weather dependant. (https://www.w-ise.org.uk/cafe-for-the-community/)

Wednesday Ride

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Short/Beginners ride - Paul Blackham

Knox – Killinghall – Ripley – Nidd – Mountgarret – Burton Leonard – Farnham – Knaresborough (café)  ca 20m

Medium ride – Liz Pugh

Route 31 Ripon, Studley, Hampsthwaite, 34 miles. 

Replaced due to closure of Ure Bridge. (thanks to RL for reminding me)    Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Farnham, Copgrove, Bishop Monkton, Littlethorpe, through village,L into Dallamires lane (just before bridge to Boroughbridge road), R at T junction,2nd L onto Mawson Street, R at X roads to Heckler Lane (becomes Barefoot St), cross bridge, L into Borrage Lane, follow round Mallorie Park Drive. Join Studley Rd. L to Studley. Up through deer park. (cafe at Visitor Centre). Fountains Abbey, L fork up How Hill Road. L at T junction, R to Bishop Thornton, Shaw Mills, over B6165, L at Clint to Greenway and 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 - Dennis Butler

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, Volunteer Needed

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 - Paul Blackham

Medium ride – Chris Rogers

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 – Chris Rogers

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.