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. Where a route number is shown, click on the link for details.
If you would like to volunteer as a ride leader, or to provide any updates on routes, or any other calendar changes, please email rides@wheel-easy.org.uk
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Sunday 26 May 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer needed

Medium RideVolunteer needed.
Route 31(Reversed) 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 RidePeter Jackson, Volunteer needed.
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 RideLead agreed on the day.
Route 80 White Horse Bank, 65miles. Mostly flat with one hill at 25%
From Harrogate head to Knaresborough. Leave Knaresborough on the A6055 taking the left turn to Farnham. Follow the route to Staveley, Minskip and Boroughbridge. The route leaves Boroughbridge towards Milby, Hutton Sessay, crossing the A19 and heading to Coxwold. From Coxwold turn left to Kilburn and then take the right turn up White Horse Bank. Follow the road to the junction with the A170 and turn left down Sutton Bank. At the bottom of Sutton Bank take the first left (minor road to Osgoodby and Balk) heading to Bagby, Dalton and Topcliffe. Leave Topcliffe through the village of Asenby. Cross the A168, head to Cundall, Norton le Clay and back to Boroughbridge. Return to Knaresborough via Roecliffe, Bishop Monkton and Copgrove.

Wednesday  29 May 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –

Wednesday Wanderers – Allen Banister, Angela Rickards.
Route 236 Knaresborough Mires, Farnham, Burton Leonard, Markington, Fountains (Coffee), Ripon, Knaresborough 38 miles.
Click on the route for full details. Knaresborough with a twist, and pass Burton Leonard church.

Repeat of Kettlewell Away DaySteve Wright.
Route I will be running a repeat of the Kettlewell away day 40 miles and 1100 metres of climb in beautiful countryside. Check out the ride report from the first ride on Wednesday May 15.
We’ll be going at a fairly steady pace. If you’re interested in joining us, please email me for more info. Steve Wright: stevewright765@icloud.com

Wednesday Ride

10:00am EGs Ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 2 Jun 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer Needed.

Medium RideSteve Wright.
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 rideLiz Pugh, Volunteer Needed.
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 Plac

Long Ride – Chris Rogers.
Route 224 Selby and around York. 88miles. 
Wetherby, Bramham, Selby, Wheldrake, Dunnington, Warthill, Haxby, Shipton, Tollerton, Brafferton, Boroughbridge, Farnham and Knaresborough.
The speed will be at a pace to suit all riders, in particular new group riders, and no one will be left behind!

Wednesday  5 Jun 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs Ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 9 Jun 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer Needed.

Medium RideAl Davies.
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 DideZoe Cooper, Michael Inglis.
Route 198Yorke’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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  12 Jun 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs Ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 16 Jun 2019

Short/Beginners RidePaul Blackham.

Medium RideSue Couture.
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 RideMonica and David Webber.
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  19 Jun 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

 

Sunday 23 June 2019

Anniversary Rides. Please note that for this week only there is a change to some of the start times for the Short and Medium rides. The idea behind this is so that everyone arrives at Spa Gardens, Ripon for between 1:45pm and 2pm so that we can all partake of afternoon tea which is being provided by Wheel Easy. Enjoy.

Short/Beginners Ride – START TIME, RIPLEY 12:00 Jean Battison.
Ride via Bishop Thornton to Fountains and from there on to Ripon. Return to Ripley will be via Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Markington.

Medium RideSTART TIME 10:30 Dave Marston.
Route 23  Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Littlethorpe. 30miles. A few hills.
Hornbeam, The Greenway, Ripley, out on Pateley road and 1st R up to Drovers Crossroads, straight on to Raventofts Hall and R along Watergate Lane. Straight on and then down to Fountains Abbey and uphill to the Visitor Centre entrance. Through Studley Park to Studley Roger and R into Ripon. Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

Medium Plus RideSTART TIME 9:30. Chris Rogers, Gia Margolis.
Route 235 Great Ouseburn, Newton on Ouse, Easingwold, Cundall, Rainton, Ripon. 64miles.
Hormbeam, Low Bridge, Farnham, Great Ouseburn, cross Aldwark Bridge turn right to Linton on Ouse and Newton on Ouse. Turn left to Tollerton right to Huby and Easingwold. (optional coffee stop). Turn left at roundabout to Raskelf, Thornton Bridge, Cundall, Asenby turn left to Rainton then left towards Dishforth, right to Sharrow, Ripon and Spa Gardens Cafe (Approx. 49miles).
Return Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Farnham and Knaresborough.
Please note: Gia may adapt her ride and do a slightly different route, notified on the day.

Long Ride START TIME 9:30 Lead agreed on the day.
Route 250 Masham, Spa Gardens. 43 miles
Knox Bridge, Hampsthwaite, Shaw Mills, Bishop Thornton, Fountains, Aldfield, Winksley, Kirkby Malzeard, Grewelthorpe, Masham, (option via Ellistring, Jervaulx), Thornton Watlass, Snape, Carthorpe, Kirklington, Wath, Nunwick, Spa Gardens. Any route back to Harrogate.

Wednesday  26 Jun 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 30 Jun 2019

Short/Beginners RideCaroline Graham.

Medium rideAlison Noble.
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 rideHelen Tate, Volunteer Needed.
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  3 Jul 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 7 Jul 2019

Short/Beginners RideDennis Butler.

Medium rideJoe Smith & Geraldine Bynoe.
Ripley, Burton Leonard, Arkendale, Whixley, Walshford, 38miles
Greenway to Ripley, A61(200yds) right to Nidd, Mount Garret Estate to Burton Leonard, Copgrove, Staveley, Arkendale, Marton-cum-Grafton, Great and Little Ouseburn, Café stop at Tancred, Whixley, Walshford, Little Ribston, Spofforth, Follifoot, Show ground. 38 miles, flat(ish).

Medium Plus ride Liz Frederiksen, Volunteer Needed.
Route 154 Otley, Bolton Abbey, Embsay, Stump Cross, Duck St, 58 miles. Hilly.
Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, North Rigton, Almscliff Crag, Leathley, Otley, Askwith, Ilkley Golf Club, Nesfield, 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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  10 Jul 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 14 Jul 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer Needed.

Medium ride Chris Rogers.
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 rideZoe Cooper, Volunteer Needed.
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  17 Jul 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 21 Jul 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer Needed.

Medium rideTim Richards.
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 rideMichael Inglis, Peter Jackson.
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  24 Jul 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 28 Jul 2019

Short/Beginners RideMartin Weeks.

Medium rideLiz Frederiksen.
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 rideJanet Glynn, Dave Siswick.
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  31 Jul 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 4 Aug 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer Needed.

Medium rideVolunteer Needed.
Dacre, Padside Hampsthwaite 34 miles, hilly.
Greenway to Ripley, Holly Bank lane to Clint, Birstwith, Darley, Dacre. L onto Dacre Lane and straight on at Padside up to the StoneHouse pub. L onto Greenhow Hill Road, L onto Menwith Hill Road, R onto Sleights Lane, L onto Tang Road, Hampsthwaite via Swincliffe Lane. Café stop at Sophies. Home via Ripley and the Greenway or up Hampsthwaite High Street, L on Rowden Lane, across A59 then L at Pennypot Lane crossing Oak Beck and up to Otley Road.

Medium Plus ride – Helen Bevis, Sue Couture.
Route 47 Jill’s Hills, 50miles. Hilly.
Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, North Rigton, Stainburn, Leathley, Otley, Askwith, Middleton, Langbar, Beamsley, Ilkley (café), Otley and return to Harrogate via Weeton, Dunkeswick and Kirkby Overblow.

Long Ride – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  7 Aug 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 11 Aug 2019

Short/Beginners RidePaul Blackham.

Medium rideAl Davis.
Route 100 Timble, Blubberhouses, Thruscross, 30 miles. (hilly)
Hornbeam. Usual route to Timble, but at main road turn R to Blubberhouses. Cross straight over A59 and up some steep hills. R on Reservoir Road, continue to Stone House pub, straight over down Harper Lane, R to Thornthwaite, continue to B6451, L to Darley, R along Main Street, continue to Birstwith, up hill to Clapham Green, down to Hampsthwaite (cafe), back to Harrogate. (Or from Birstwith up to Clint and Greenway back to Harrogate.)
Alternative straight on at Reservoir Road and continue round the top of the reservoir to the T junction, turn R (heading back towards Blubberhouses) and L on Delves Ridge. Straight on past Menwith Hill until Meg Gate where you turn R to Clapham Green and down to Hampsthwaite. Slightly longer but less hilly!

Medium Plus rideLiz Pugh, Volunteer Needed.
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  14 Aug 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 18 Aug 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer Needed.

Medium rideVolunteer Needed.
Littlethorpe, Marton-le-Moor, Boroughbridge 36miles. Fairly flat.
Greenway to Ripley, Markington, Second left in Markington and over the A61 to Bishop Monkton. Littlethorpe, Turn R on B6265 and after crossing river take next L to Copt Hewick. R in Copt Hewick, R at T junction and R again to Marton-le-Moor.L in Marton to cross over A1(M) Turn R and next R to Kirby Hill. At T junction turn L.Optional coffee stop Listers, return via Boroughbridge, Staveley and Knaresborough approx. 36miles. (NOTE various options to shorten route if necessary)

Medium Plus rideHelen Tate, Chris Rogers.
Route 135 Stumps Cross, Bolton Abbey, Askwith, 55 miles. Hilly.
Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Little Almscliff, R at T Junction. Across A59, pass Menwith Hill on R.H. side. L at crossroads on Menwith Hill Road. At end turn R and follow road to Greenhow. At T-junction turn L and follow sign to Stump Cross (café). Next L through Skyreholme and continue south to Barden Bridge where turn L towards Storiths but cross over pedestrian bridge at Cavendish Pavilion. Go L to Bolton Bridge and follow cycle track that crosses over A59 and heads for Beamsley and then leads straight on to Ilkley. Stay on north side of river and continue in an easterly direction to Askwith and Otley. Follow main road to Pool then R to Castley, Weeton, Kirby Overblow, and to Harrogate.

Long Ride – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  21 Aug 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 25 Aug 2019

Short/Beginners RideMartin Weeks.

Medium rideVolunteer Needed.
Route 23 Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Littlethorpe. 30miles. (Hilly)
Hornbeam, The Greenway, Ripley, out on Pateley road and 1st R up to Drovers Crossroads, straight on to Raventofts Hall and R along Watergate Lane. Straight on and then down to Fountains Abbey and uphill to the Visitor Centre entrance. Through Studley Park to Studley Roger and R into Ripon. Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

Medium Plus rideMonica and Davis Webber.
Route 204 Beningbrough, York, Marston Moor, 57 miles. (Fairly flat)
Hornbeam, Low Bridge Knaresborough, Farnham, Arkendale. Over A1(M) and L on A168 then R past Marton to B6265. R then L to Great Ouseburn. L after Ouseburn to Aldwark Bridge.
Cross Aldwark Bridge and turn R and follow the signs through Linton (café by river) and Newton-on-Ouse to Beningborough Hall. (Farm Shop cafe). Leaving the Hall continue south on Sustrans Route 65 to York City Centre along by the Ouse.
Cross to R bank of Ouse and continue past Rowntree Park to the Millenium Bridge. Shortly after the path turns R up to road, turn L and almost immediately R to Knavesmire racecourse. Follow path over the Knavesmire, eventually past the Sun sculpture, taking the R fork and ultimately come to the A64 near Tesco. Cycle path goes alongside road for a couple of miles and goes up to roundabout. Go across, towards Askham Bryan and take L to Askham Richard. Through village and L to Long Marston. Continue in same direction for Marston Moor, Tockwith, Cowthorpe, over the A1(M), eventually meeting the B6164 where turn R and then L in Little Ribston following the signs to Spofforth. R to Follifoot and back via Rudding Park to Harrogate.

Long Ride – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  28 Aug 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 1 Sep 2019

Medium ride
Route 21 Tadcaster, 38miles. Mainly flat.
Hornbeam, Burnbridge, Kirby Overblow, Sicklinghall, Linton, Collingham, Bramham. Ignore L turn to Bramham centre, next L at far end of Bramham and R at the next junction.
Take 2nd R towards Stutton, just before dual carriageway turn L and follow road into Tadcaster.
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
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  4 Sep 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 8 Sep 2019

Medium ride
Route 165, Birstwith, Brimham Rocks, Sawley, 32 miles. Hilly.
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
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  11 Sep 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 15 Sep 2019

Medium ride
Route 43 to Harewood and Eccup, 33 miles. Hilly.
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
Route 178 Ulleskelf, Cawood, Riccall, 62miles. Fairly flat.
(Mostly Flat) Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, Northgate Lane to Linton, Collingham, cross A58, Jewitt Lane to Thorner Lane, L to Bramham, through village and up to Toulson Lane, York Lane, R to High Moor Grange Farm, cross A659, cross A64 to Stutton. R on A162, L B1223 to Ulleskelf, L to Ryther, Cawood, L across river, R to Kelfield, and continue to Riccall (possible lunch stop at Greyhound Inn or Mrs B’s Kitchen just before Cawood, or the Waterfront at Naburn Marina). Turn L at Selby/York railway track (on the eastern side of Riccall), Tesco, Askam Bryan, Healaugh, Wighill, Thorpe Arch, Wetherby and cycle path to Spofforth, Follifoot, Rudding Park, Showground and Harrogate.

Long Ride – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  18 Sep 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 22 Sep 2019

Medium ride
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
Route 212 Grassington, Appletreewick, Bolton Abbey, Ilkley, Otley, 64 miles. 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′ ascent.

Long Ride – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  25 Sep 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 29 Sep 2019

Medium ride
Route 44 Fountains Abbey via Shaw Mills (36 miles) Hilly.
Hornbeam, Greenway, Hollybank Lane. R to Clint, R towards Burnt Yates but straight across at X roads to Shaw Mills, Bishop Thornton. L turn towards Sawley, R on to Watergate Lane and then down to Fountains Abbey and up hill to the Visitor Centre entrance.
Return through Ripon to Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Burton Leonard and through the Mountgarret estate. (Cross bridge , R at T junction, L at next T junction, R at end, R at Nidd then L on A61) Ripley, Greenway, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride
Route 56 Ilkley, 45 miles. Hilly.
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.

Long Ride – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  2 Oct 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 6 Oct 2019

Medium ride
Route 145 Wetherby, Bramham, Sicklinghall, 32 miles. Fairly flat.
Route Map 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
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 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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  9 Oct 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 13 Oct 2019

Medium ride
Route 20 Wetherby, Cattal, Whixley, Great Ouseburn, 33 miles. Mainly flat.
Hornbeam, Rudding Park, cross A658 to Follifoot and Spofforth. Cycle track to Wetherby. York Road out of Wetherby, 2nd R on Hallfield Lane, L on Freeman’s Way. Cycle track under A1, follow to Thorp Arch prison and L. At T junction, R and L. Follow Hall Park Rd to T junction. L along Rudgate. At Cattal, R, continue, cross A59 to Whixley (farm shop café). Continue till R to Thorpe Underwood. Great Ouseburn, Marton cum Grafton, Arkendale, Ferrensby, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.
Extension – Just before great Ouseburn turn L to Aldwark Bridge. All L s to Aldwark, Flawith, Myton, Helperby, Thornton Bridge, Boroughbridge. Return any route.

Medium Plus ride
Route 196 Kirkby Malzeard, and around the Moors to Masham, 53 miles. Some hills.
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 20 Oct 2019

Medium ride
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
Eccup, Scarcroft, Rigton Ridge – 44 miles, some hills
Hornbeam, Burn Bridge, Kirkby Overblow, on to A61 where turn L. Turn R after Harewood Bridge, L up Weardly Bank. L to follow route over Eccup reservoir dam, cross A61 to Manor House Lane. L at T junction, to top of Wigton Lane. L towards East Keswick but first R towards Scarcroft. Straight on at 2 crossroads, past golf course. Cross A58 towards Thorner but then L to East Rigton at T junction. Follow ridge through East Rigton and towards Collingham. Turn R up hill at Collingham/Compton crossroads. Follow route into Bramham. Up steep hill by village cross and follow route to Clifford and then to Boston Spa. Down to cross River Wharfe and keep left to cross Thorp Arch/Wetherby road and pick up cycle path to Wetherby (cafes). Then, Kirk Deighton, L at North Deighton to Spofforth then Follifoot, Rudding Park, Showground, Hornbeam.

Long Ride – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  23 Oct 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 27 Oct 2019

Medium ride
Route 164 Timble, Blubberhouses, Menwith Hill, 29miles. Hilly.
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
Route 200 Greygarth Monument, 40 miles. Hilly.
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 – Lead agreed on the day.

Wednesday  30 Oct 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 3 Nov 2019

Medium ride
Route 37 Hampsthwaite, Bishop Thornton, Knaresborough, 28 miles. Some hills.
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
Route 41 Vale of York to Easingwold, 50 miles. (Mainly flat)
Hornbeam, Knaresborough Low Bridge, Farnham, Ferrensby, Arkendale. L on A168 and 1st R past Marton. R on B6265 and 1st L to Great Ouseburn. Through Ouseburn, L to cross Aldwark Bridge, L towards Aldwark Manor.
Follow signs for Alne and pick up cycle route 65 to Easingwold.
At roundabout turn R and then take L into town centre for café.
Reverse route out of town and head towards Raskelf then Helperby.
In Helperby turn R to Thornton Bridge.
Cross the river and turn L towards and into Boroughbridge. Return any route.

Wednesday  6 Nov 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 10 Nov 2019

Medium ride
Route 14 Wetherby and Cowthorpe, 27 miles. Mainly flat.
Hornbeam, Follifoot, Spofforth, Cycletrack to Wetherby. Out of Wetherby on cycle track, continuing to Walton Village. Turn L, R at the church then L to Rudgate Lane 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
Route 46 Yeadon Tarn, 40 miles. Hilly.
Leadhall Lane, Burn Bridge, A61 over roundabout and L to Kirkby Overblow.
At A61 L then R to Dunkeswick to Castley. Over Pool Bridge to Pool and L onto A659, approx 1.5 miles. Shortly after railway bridge turn R on Creskeld Lane and into Bramhope. Through the estate, straight over A660 towards Old Bramhope. Cross A658 and after about a mile turn L at T junction, 2nd R to East Carlton and straight on to Yeadon Tarn. Return back through East Carlton and left into Otley (café). Return to Harrogate via Lindley or Castley

Wednesday  13 Nov 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 17 Nov 2019

Medium ride
Route 81 Brimham Rocks, return via Warsill, 28 miles. Hilly.
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
Route 85 Beningbrough loop, 40 miles. Flat.
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 (café at Tancred Farm), over A59 to Cattal, Hunsingore, Walshford, Little Ribston. Then via Knaresborough or Spofforth to Harrogate.

Wednesday  20 Nov 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 24 Nov 2019

Medium ride
Hampsthwaite, Menwith and Fewston Farm Shop, 29 miles. Hilly.
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
Littlethorpe, Marton-le-Moor, Boroughbridge 36miles. Flat.
Greenway to Ripley, Markington, Second left in Markington and over the A61 to Bishop Monkton. Littlethorpe, Turn R on B6265 and after crossing river take next L to Copt Hewick. R in Copt Hewick, R at T junction and R again to Marton-le-Moor.L in Marton to cross over A1(M) Turn R and next R to Kirby Hill. At T junction turn L. Optional coffee stop Listers, return via Boroughbridge, Staveley and Knaresborough.

Wednesday  27 Nov 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 1 Dec 2019

Medium ride
Route 131 Littlethorpe, Boroughbridge, Skelton, Lingerfield, 33 miles. (flat)
Hornbeam, Knaresborough Low Bridge, Farnham, Copgrove, bridlepath towards Roecliffe, and turn R under the A1(M) and into Boroughbridge. L in Boroughbridge up to the roundabout where turn R. L to Langthorpe and Skelton. At B6265 L past Ripon Racecourse. L over canal bridge (before you get to Ripon bypass) and into Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Occaney, Farnham, Lingerfield, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride
Route 107 Markington, Boroughbridge, Whixley, Spofforth, 46 miles.Flat.
Hornbeam, Knox, Hampsthwaite, Clint, Shaw Mills, Bishop Thornton, Markington, Bishop Monkton, Roecliffe, Boroughbridge. (Café.) York Road, R at X roads and L to Marton cum Grafton. L, R on B6265 and L to Great Ouseburn. Thorpe Underwood, over B6265, L and straight along Rudgate. Cross A59. Cattal, Hunsingore, Walshford, A168, R on Ox Close Lane, Little Ribston, Spofforth (or Knaresborough), Harrogate.

Wednesday  4 Dec 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 8 Dec 2019

Medium ride
Route 59 Fewston, 26 miles. Some hills.
Hornbeam, Beckwithshaw, Little Alms Cliff, down hill to B6451, R and first L down to Swinsty and Fewston reservoir. Cross bridge and straight on keeping reservoir on L, until crossing longer bridge across reservoir. Up hill to car park and loos). Take L fork and climb steadily for a mile through Timble. First R back down to reservoir and cross back over bridge. Take 1st L and head back to B6451. Pennypot Lane and Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride
Route 116 Long Marston, Bilbrough, Wetherby, 42 miles. Flat.
Route Map (Fairly flat) Hornbeam, Showground, Follifoot, Spofforth, L to Little Ribston, over A1, Cowthorpe, Tockwith, Marston Moor Memorial, Long Marston, Hutton Wandesley, Angram, Askham Richard. Bilbrough, Catterton, Healaugh, Wighill, Wetherby (cafe), Sicklinghall, Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate.

Wednesday  11 Dec 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 15 Dec 2019

Medium ride
Cobby Syke Road, Meagill Lane, Menwith, Staupes 28 miles. Hilly.
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
Route 78 Arkendale, Boroughbridge, Ripon, Bishop Monkton, 44 miles. Flat.
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.

Wednesday  18 Dec 2019

9:30am A selection of rides from Hornbeam, route agreed on the day unless detailed below:
Poddlers Ride –
Wednesday Wanderers –
Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 22 Dec 2019

Medium ride
Route 23 Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Littlethorpe. 30miles. Some hills.
Hornbeam, The Greenway, Ripley, out on Pateley road and 1st R up to Drovers Crossroads, straight on to Raventofts Hall and R along Watergate Lane. Straight on and then down to Fountains Abbey and uphill to the Visitor Centre entrance. Through Studley Park to Studley Roger and R into Ripon. Littlethorpe, Bishop Monkton, Copgrove, Farnham, Knaresborough, Harrogate.

Medium Plus ride
Route 112 Little Almscliff, Birstwith, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Knaresborough, 42 miles. Some hills.
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.

Wednesday  25 Dec 2019

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Sunday 29 Dec 2019

Medium ride
Route 114 Burton Leonard, Markington, Hampsthwaite. 26 miles. Some hills.
From Hornbeam to Knaresborough, Farnham and L at Copgrove. Keep going through Burton Leonard, follow sign L to Wormald Green. At A61 L down hill, and cross (Care!) to Markington. Follow road all way to Bishop Thornton, Shaw Mills, up hill to Clint and L to Hampsthwaite. Cafe. Up Hollins Lane as usual, but at top take R (Chain Bar Lane) to A59. L for short distance and R at roundabout. Almost immediately L onto footpath into Jennyfield estate. Heather Way to end, cross over and follow path to Tansy Road, R into Crowberry Road and L along Jenny Field Drive cycle path. Cross A61 at crossing, Coppice Gate, follow cycle sign R to Luchon Way, L on Coppice Drive, straight over into Studley Road. At end follow path L through houses, which comes out at top of Franklin Road, straight on over railway bridge footpath (dismount), R into Dragon Road, Dragon Parade, East Parade, and usual route back to Hornbeam.

Medium Plus ride
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.

Sunday 5 Jan 2020

Medium ride
Hampsthwaite, Menwith and Fewston Farm Shop, 29 miles. Hilly.
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
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, Hornbe