Route 1050

Awayday – Thirsk – October 18th 2023

Starting Venue: Hutton-le-Hole

Route Length: 40 miles

Climbing: 582m

Route description: An adaptation of Route 1036 R with all the hilly stuff will be on the outward leg to Northallerton (21 miles), with a couple of hills on which the gradient may briefly nudge over 10%, but not too tough. The return to Thirsk is pleasantly flat with a shortcut option if the weather is closing in. Note that route requires crossing the A19 (at about 13 miles) which is a dual-carriageway and obviously requires care to be taken.

Travel time from Harrogate: 45 minutes

Car Parking: Millgate Car Park, Marage Rd, Thirsk (What3Words: ///clearing.caged.headliner). £4.80 all day by cash or card

Toilets/Refreshments at start: Free toilets at the car park. A number of cafes can be found in the Market Place (about 3min walk from car park). Yorks of Thirsk opens at 9am.

Coffee Stop: None.

Lunch Stop: Joe Cornish Gallery, Zetland Rd, Northallerton (21 miles. What3Words: /// fountain.reveal.irony)

Ride Report: Ride Report 18th October 2023