Ride Calendar Archive

This is a record of all rides starting from January 2024. In the past we have simply removed rides from the ride calendar once they have happened and so had no record of which rides used what routes and when.

Why have an archive?

Mainly so that ride leaders can check to see if the route they are considering has already been ridden within the past few months. If it has, we encourage them to consider a different one so we can keep the rides as varied as possible. Also the archive may well be of general interest to members and others visiting our site.

Sunday 25 February 2024

Announcer: Tim Rhodes

Short GentleTony Dickinson
Route 6 Showground, Calcutt, Low Bridge, Abbey Road, Farnham, Arkendale, Coneythorpe, Flaxby, Cross the A59 to Goldsborough, York Road, Abbey Road, Low Bridge, Calcutt, Showground (19mi/30km, climb 820ft/250m).

Medium SteadyMike Winterhalder
Route 13 Showground, Low Bridge, Abbey Road, Little Ribston, Kirk Deighton, Wetherby, cycle path to Thorpe Arch, Boston Spa, Clifford, cycle path adjacent A1(M) to Wetherby, Little Ribston, Spofforth, Aketon, Follifoot, Showground (27mi/44km, climb 1246ft/380m).

Medium BriskSelf Led
Route 308 Ripley, Birstwith, Padside, Beckwithshaw (31mi/49km, climb 2116ft/645m)

Medium Plus SteadySteve Bungay
Route 200 Greygarth Monument (42mi/67km, climb 2569ft/783m)

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 200 Greygarth Monument (42mi/67km, climb 2569ft/783m)

Saturday 24 February 2024

Medium Plus Brisk (Contrarians)Self Led – meet at Hornbeam Park at 09:00
Route 200 Greygarth Monument (42mi/67km, climb 2569ft/783m)

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Announcer: James Grimshaw

Short GentleVolunteer required
No route details yet

Medium Steady (Wanderers)Colin Broadbank
Route 193 Showground, Knaresborough, Farnham, Bishop Monkton, Littlethorpe, Ripon, R before Bridge Hewick to Skelton, Boroughbridge (cafe), Staveley, Lingerfield, Knaresborough, Showground (34mi/54km, climb 1669ft/509m).

Medium Steady (Wednesday Ride)Self Led
No route details yet

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 207 Boroughbridge, Aldborough, Thorpe Underwood, Cattal (42mi/67km, climb 1578ft/481m)

Medium Steady (EG’s Ride)Self Led – meet at Low Bridge, Knaresborough at 10:00
Route decided on the day

Sunday 18 February 2024

Short GentleColin Broadbank
Route 7 Leadhall Lane, Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliff, Swinsty, across the dam to the car park. Return via Wydra, Penny Pot Lane, Harlow Moor Road, Showground (21mi/34km, climb 1455ft/444m).

Medium SteadyHelen Tate
Route 257 Briscoe Ridge, Pill White Lane, Menwith Hill (29mi/46km, climb 2090ft/637m)

Medium BriskSelf Led
Route 257 Briscoe Ridge, Pill White Lane, Menwith Hill (29mi/46km, climb 2090ft/637m)

Medium Plus SteadyVolunteer Leader Required
Route 215 Bramham, Thorner, Thorpe Arch (41mi/67km, climb 1735ft/529m)

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 215 Bramham, Thorner, Thorpe Arch (41mi/67km, climb 1735ft/529m)

Saturday 17 February 2024

Medium Plus Brisk (Contrarians)Self Led – meet at Hornbeam Park at 09:00
Route 215 Bramham, Thorner, Thorpe Arch (41mi/67km, climb 1735ft/529m)

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Short GentleSteve Wright
Route Greenway, Scarah Bank, Markington, Harrogate Garden Centre (coffee) Bishop Monkton, Occaney, Farnham, Knaresborough. 24.4 miles or less depending on the route back from Knaresborough, 800 ft of ascent.

Medium Steady (Wanderers)Mike Wills
Route 148 Ripley, How Hill, Risplith (cafe), Brimham, Hartwith Toll Bridge, Birstwith, Ripley (33mi/53km, climb 2013ft/614m).

Medium Steady (Wednesday Ride)Self Led
No route details yet

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 197 Pateley Bridge, Wath Hill and Brimham (41mi/66km, climb 2868ft/874m)

Medium Steady (EG’s Ride)Self Led – meet at Low Bridge, Knaresborough at 10:00
Route decided on the day

Sunday 11 February 2024

Short GentleGia Margolis
Bishop Monkton & Markington 
Route 12 Knaresborough, Farnham, Staveley, Burton Leonard, at Bishop Monkton turn L and cross A61 (Garden Centre cafe), on to Markington, Drovers X roads, turn L to Ripley and return to Harrogate via the Greenway (25mi/40km, climb 971ft/296m).

Medium SteadyMike Wills
Route 278 Marton & Boroughbridge (26mi/41km, climb 1172ft/357m)

Medium BriskSelf Led
Route 278 Marton & Boroughbridge (26mi/41km, climb 1172ft/357m)

Medium Plus SteadyTim Swanwick
Route 292 Ripon, Boroughbridge, Marton-cum-Grafton (45mi/72km, climb 1814ft/553m).

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 292 Ripon, Boroughbridge, Marton-cum-Grafton (45mi/72km, climb 1814ft/553m).

Saturday 10 February 2024

Medium Plus Brisk (Contrarians)Self Led – meet at Hornbeam Park at 09:00
Route 41 R Vale of York to Easingwold (46mi/74km, climb 1533ft/467m)

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Short GentleSarah Everson Maurer
Route 8  Copgrove Circular
Knaresborough, head up Boroughbridge Road and turn L to Farnham, R in Farnham and L at crossroads, L to Occaney and R into Copgrove. Take bridle path to Roecliffe at end turn L to Bishop Monkton, L towards Burton Leonard, Farnham, Knaresborough and Beryl Burton cycleway back to Harrogate (26mi/42km, climb 1157ft/353m).
The short ‘gravel’ section North of Copgrove is really just ‘distressed’ tarmac and easily navigable for a range of bikes.

Medium Steady (Wanderers)Mike Clark
Route Showground, Follifoot, Lt. Ribston, Walshford, Whixley, Ouseburns, Dunsforths, Boroughbridge (cafes) Minskip, Staveley, Knaresborough Hill, Showground (34mi/55km, climb 1430ft/437m).

Medium Steady (Wednesday Ride)Self Led
Route Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall, Linton, Collingham, Bramham, Stutton (Roast cafe), Newton Kyme, Thorp Arch Trading estate, cycle path to Wetherby, Kirk Deighton, North Deighton, Little Ribston, Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding Park, Showground (40mi/65km, climb 2045ft/623m).

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 218 Hornbeam, Brimham, Ripon, Markington (41mi/66km, climb 2037ft/621m)

Medium Steady (EG’s Ride)Self Led – meet at Low Bridge, Knaresborough at 10:00
Route decided on the day

Sunday 4 February 2024 (Due to strong wind and rain forecast Medium and Medium Plus Steady Led rides were changed or cancelled)

Short GentleAlison Noble
Showground, Low Bridge, Farnham, Staveley, Arkendale, Ferrensby, Lingerfield, Knaresborough (cafe), Harrogate (22mi/35km).

Medium SteadyTim Richards
Route 233 R Greenway, Ripley, Markington, Fountains, Sawley, detour to G & Ts (cafe), B6265, Brimham Rocks, Hartwith, Birstwith, return via Knox or Ripley (31mi/50km, climb 1960ft/597m).

Medium BriskSelf Led
Route 81 Brimham Rocks, return via Warsil (27mi/44km, climb 1468ft/447m)

Medium Plus SteadyVince Grealy
Route 284 Beckwithshaw, Fewston, Greenhow, Toft Gate Barn (cafe), Duck Street, Thornthwaite, Darley, Menwith, Penny Pot Lane (41mi/66km, climb 2690ft/820m).

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 284 Beckwithshaw, Fewston,  Greenhow, Toft Gate Barn (cafe), Duck Street, Thornthwaite, Darley, Menwith, Penny Pot Lane (41mi/66km, climb 2690ft/820m).

Saturday 3 February 2024

Medium Plus Brisk (Contrarians)Self Led – meet at Hornbeam Park at 09:00

Route 284 Route 284 (41mi/66km, climb 2690ft/820m)

Wednesday 31 January 2024

Short GentleJames Grimshaw
Route Brackenthwaite Lane to Pool (cafe) and return via Kirkby Overblow (24mi/39km, climb 1519ft/463m).

Medium Steady (Wanderers)Diane Webb
Route Showground, Farnham, Arkendale, the Ouseburns, Boroughbridge ( coffees), Bishop Monkton, Markington, Ripley (38mi/61km, climb 1359ft/414m). Weather depending, route may be changed on the day.

Medium Steady (Wednesday Ride)Self Led
No route details yet

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 170 Marston Moor, Bilbrough, Wighill (41mi/66km, climb 1519ft/463m)

Medium Steady (EG’s Ride)Self Led – meet at Low Bridge, Knaresborough at 10:00
Route decided on the day

Sunday 28 January 2024

Short GentleColette Kon
Route 35 Showground, Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, Stainburn, Beckwithshaw, Otley Road (cafe at Horticap), Whinney Lane, Leadhall Lane (22mi/35km, climb 1368ft/417m).

Medium SteadyRichard Leake
Route 165 Fewston Bents, Beckwithshaw, Menwith Hill (26mi/42km, climb 1552ft/473m)

Medium BriskSelf Led
Route 165 Fewston Bents, Beckwithshaw, Menwith Hill (26mi/42km, climb 1552ft/473m)

Medium Plus SteadySteve Bungay
Route 57 Dunkeswick, Stainburn Woods, Hartwith, Hampsthwaite (41mi/66km, climb 2944ft/897m)

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 57 Dunkeswick, Stainburn Woods, Hartwith, Hampsthwaite (41mi/66km, climb 2944ft/897m)

Saturday 27 January 2024

Medium Plus Brisk (Contrarians)Self Led – meet at Hornbeam Park at 09:00
Route 57 Dunkeswick, Stainburn Woods, Hartwith, Hampsthwaite (41mi/66km, climb 2944ft/897m)

Wednesday 24 January 2024 (Due to Storm Jocelyn there were no led rides)

Short GentlePeter Lawley
Route 84
Starbeck, Knaresborough, Staveley, Minskip, Boroughbridge (café), Aldborough, Marton-cum-Grafton, Arkendale, Farnham, Knaresborough, Starbeck (24mi/39km , climb 1078ft/329m).

Medium Steady (Wanderers)Mike Wills
No route details yet

Medium Steady (Wednesday Ride)Self Led
No route details yet

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 112 Little Almscliff, Birstwith, Fountains Abbey, Ripon (41mi/66km, climb 2283ft/696m)

Medium Steady (EG’s Ride)Self Led – meet at Low Bridge, Knaresborough at 10:00
Route decided on the day

Sunday 21 January 2024

Short GentleColin Broadbank
Route 11 Showground, Knaresborough, Farnham, Staveley, Minskip, Boroughbridge (cafes), Roecliffe, Bridleway to Copgrove, Occaney, Sandy Bank, Knaresborough and Harrogate (25mi/41km, climb 1014ft/309m).

Medium SteadyRachel Winterhalder
Route 206 Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall, Linton, Collingham, Jewitt Lane, East Rigton, Bramham, Clifford, Boston Spa (Cafes), Thorpe Arch (Cafe), Walton, Cowthorpe, Little Ribston, Spofforth, Follifoot, Harrogate (38mi/61km, climb 1847ft/563m).

Medium BriskSelf Led
Route 197 Pateley Bridge, Wath Hill and Brimham (41mi/66km, climb 2868ft/874m)

Medium Plus SteadyMark McKerihan
Route 285 R Washburn Valley Reservoirs (45mi/72km, climb 4656ft/1419m)

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 285 R Washburn Valley Reservoirs (45mi/72km, climb 4656ft/1419m)

Saturday 20 January 2024

Medium Plus Brisk (Contrarians)Self Led – meet at Hornbeam Park at 09:00
Route 285 R Washburn Valley Reservoirs (45mi/72km, climb 4656ft/1419m)

Wednesday 17 January 2024 (Due to the weather conditions there were no led rides)

Short GentleMike Pyle
Route 84 Showground, Knaresborough, Staveley, Minskip, Boroughbridge (café), Aldborough, Marton-cum-Grafton, Arkendale, Farnham, Knaresborough (24mi/39km, climb 1078ft/329m).

Medium Steady (Wanderers)Alison Noble
Route 148 R Birstwith, Brimham, Risplith (cafe), Ripley (33mi/53km, climb 2060ft/628m).

Medium Steady (Wednesday Ride)Self Led
No route details yet

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 70 Brimham and Warsill (41mi/65km, climb 2559ft/780m)

Medium Steady (EG’s Ride)Self Led – meet at Low Bridge, Knaresborough at 10:00
Route decided on the day

Sunday 14 January 2024

Short GentleJoe and Geraldine Smith
Leadhall Lane, Burn Bridge, Walton Head Lane to Kirkby Overblow, Kearby, Netherby and right before Sicklinghall on bridle path to Wood Hall Hotel and Linton, Left to Wetherby (cafe) return via Little Ribston and Spofforth (Approx 25mi/40km).

Medium SteadyMonica Webber
Route 75 Birstwith, Darley and Fewston Reservoir (25mi/41km, climb 1735ft/529m)

Medium BriskSelf Led
Route 75 Birstwith, Darley and Fewston Reservoir (25mi/41km, climb 1735ft/529m)

Medium Plus SteadyHelen Tate
Route 201 Boroughbridge, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, Risplith (40mi/65km, climb 1856ft/566m)

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 201 Boroughbridge, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, Risplith (40mi/65km, climb 1856ft/566m)

Saturday 13 January 2024

Medium Plus Brisk (Contrarians)Self Led – meet at Hornbeam Park at 09:00
Route 201 Boroughbridge, Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, Risplith (40mi/65km, climb 1856ft/566m)

Wednesday 10 January 2024

Short GentleHelen Bevis and Janet Glynn
Route 12 Knaresborough, Farnham, Occaney, Copgrove, Bishop Monkton at X roads turn L and cross A61 to Markington, L at Drovers X roads, Ripley (cafe), Greenway, Harrogate (25mi/40km, climb 970ft/295m).

Medium Steady (Wanderers)Chris Rogers
No route details yet

Medium Steady (Wednesday Ride)Self Led
No route details yet

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 21 Tadcaster (40mi/65km, climb 1957ft/597m)

Medium Steady (EG’s Ride)Self Led – meet at Low Bridge, Knaresborough at 10:00
Route decided on the day

Sunday 7 January 2024

Short GentlePaul Blackham
Killinghall, Ripley, Markington, Bishop Monkton, Knaresborough (approx. 23 miles).

Medium SteadyMike Winterhalder
Route Map Ashville college via cycle paths, Lady Lane, Beckwithshaw, Norwood Lane past Little Almscliff, down to Swinsty, Fewston Farm Cafe, Menwith hill, down to Hampsthwaite, Clint bank, Hollybank lane, Ripley and Greenway home to showground (26mi/43km, climb 1590ft/485m).

Medium BriskSelf Led
Route 231 Burn Bridge, Stainburn, Leathley Farm Shop (Café), Castley, Burn Bridge (25mi/40km, climb 1644ft/501m)

Medium Plus SteadyTim Richards
Route 133 Brimham, Risplith, Galphay, Ripon (40mi/65km, climb 2393ft/729m)

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 133 Brimham, Risplith, Galphay, Ripon (40mi/65km, climb 2393ft/729m)

Saturday 6 January 2024

Medium Plus Brisk (Contrarians)Self Led – meet at Hornbeam Park at 09:00
Route 133 Brimham, Risplith, Galphay, Ripon (40mi/65km, climb 2393ft/729m)

Wednesday 3 January 2024

Short GentleGia Margolis

Route 37 Modified outward route along Greenway to Ripley, Hollybank Woods, Clint, Bishop Thornton and Bishop Monkton (stopping at A61 crossroads Harrogate Garden Centre cafe. approx 25 miles.

Medium Steady (Wanderers)Nicci Harding
Route 23 Greenway, Ripley, Scarah Bank, Watergate Lane, Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre (cafe), Studley Park, Studley Roger, Ripon, Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate (31mi/50km, climb 1378ft/420m).

Medium Steady (Wednesday Ride)Self Led
No route details yet

Medium Plus BriskSelf Led
Route 24 Eccup via Wetherby (40mi/65km, climb 2263ft/690m)

Medium Steady (EG’s Ride)Self Led – meet at Low Bridge, Knaresborough at 10:00
Route decided on the day