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 it to go to the downloadable route map and profile.

If you would like to volunteer as a ride leader, or to provide any updates on routes, or any other calendar changes, please email:
calendar@wheel-easy.org.uk
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Sunday 24 Nov 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer needed

Medium rideLiz Pugh
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 rideKeith & Helen Tate
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.

Long Ride – Ride decided on the day.

Wednesday  27 Nov 2019

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

Poddlers Ride –

Wednesday Wanderers Liz Frederikson, Volunteer needed.

Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 1 Dec 2019

Short/Beginners RideJean Battison

Medium rideVolunteer needed
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 rideMonica & David Webber
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 – Joe Smith & Geraldine Bynoe

Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 8 Dec 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer needed

Medium rideJoe Smith & Geraldine Bynoe
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 rideZoe Cooper, Steve Wright
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 Liz Frederikson, Chris Rogers

Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 15 Dec 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer needed

Medium rideVolunteer needed
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 rideGia Margolis
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 – Mike Pyle, Colin Broadbank

Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Sunday 22 Dec 2019

Short/Beginners Ride Volunteer needed

Medium rideVolunteer needed
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 rideVolunteer needed
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

Sunday 29 Dec 2019

Short/Beginners RideVolunteer needed

Medium rideVolunteer needed
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 rideVolunteer needed
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.

Wednesday 1 Jan 2020
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, Hornbeam

Wednesday 8 Jan 2020

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

Poddlers Ride –

Wednesday Wanderers – Colin Broadbank, Alison Noble

Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Wednesday 15 Jan 2020

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

Poddlers Ride –

Wednesday Wanderers – Liz Pugh

Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Wednesday 22 Jan 2020

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

Poddlers Ride –

Wednesday Wanderers – Jane Petty

Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.

Wednesday 29 Jan 2020

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

Poddlers Ride –

Wednesday Wanderers – Mike Pyle

Wednesday Ride –

10:00am EGs ride from Low Bridge Knaresborough.