Details For Our Easter Sunday Social Series Rides

Our next Social Series rides on Easter Sunday (27th March) explore the scenic beauty of Airedale & Wharfedale. Our gentle ride explores Burley, Menston, Guiseley, Bramhope and Pool, whereas our Stretching & Strenuous options take in one of our favourite hills around here, erm…The Cow & Calf in Ilkley. Having said that, riders do have a choice over which way to tackle this tricky climb – from the direction of Burley or from Ilkley.

We have a new cafe to try out this week thanks to Christine’s keen eye for a coffee stop – Everybody’s Social, next to Morrisons in Guiseley. It only opened on 11th March, so really is a brand new venue!

Please note, all of Social Series rides will start at 9:15am from the health centre due to the monthly farmer’s market taking place. And please don’t forget the clocks go forward one hour this weekend!

These are the ride options for the day:

Gentle Ride

19 miles, taking in Burley, Menston, Guiseley, Bramhope & Pool

Route: http://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8051352

Cafe stop: Everybody’s Social Cafe in Guiseley – see http://www.everybodyssocial.co.uk

Group 1: Ride Guide – Christine Bell | Back Marker – Phil Staniforth

Group 2 (if required): Ride Guide – Kerri Holmes | Back Marker – Jill Birch


Stretching Ride

26 miles, taking in Pool, Bramhope, Guiseley, Burley Woodhead, a gradual ascent of the Cow & Calf, Ilkley & Askwith

Route: http://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8027083

Suggested cafe stops (ride Guide’s choice!):

Outside The Box in Ilkley – see http://www.outsidetheboxcafe.com;
Fuel Station Cafe at Ilkley Cycles – see http://www.ilkleycycles.co.uk/content/fuel-station-cafe.aspx;
La Stazione in Ilkley – see http://www.lastazione.co.uk; or
The Cow & Calf Rock Cafe (in the Cow & Calf car park) – see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cow-and-Calf-Rock-Cafe/320634081425887

Group 1: Ride Guide – Lee Harrison | Back Marker – Frances Wilson

Group 2 (if required): Ride Guide – Ruth Swanwick | Back Marker – Sheila Mason


Strenuous Ride

27 miles, taking in Askwith, Ilkley, an ascent of the Cow & Calf the lung-busting way, Burley Woodhead, Guiseley, Bramhope & Pool

Route: http://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8035444

Cafe stop: Everybody’s Social Cafe in Guiseley – see http://www.everybodyssocial.co.uk

Group 1: Ride Guide – Sarah Heartfield | Back Marker – Andrew Chalke

Group 2 (if required): Ride Guide – Ian Vickers | Back Marker – Julia Day