Options for Social Series rides on Sunday 31st July

Please find details below of our planned rides for Sunday 31st July. Fingers crossed that we keep the good weather we’ve been having!

As it’ll be the farmers’ market on Sunday, we’ll be congregating at the Health Centre car park for our usual 9:15 depart instead of the usual Buttercross. Someone will be at hand to direct you if you’re not sure where the Health Centre is

GENTLE RIDE

Harewood (18 Miles) http://connect.garmin.com/course/7309744

This is a lovely relatively flat route which has includes time spent in the public grounds to Harewood House. This offers excellent views and you will often see deer, highland cattle and red kites. You are also riding on the route of the 2015 Tour de France Grand Depart! The route takes us via Pool and Arthington into the Harewood estate to the Muddy Boots Café.

If you are new to cycling, this route is a perfect introduction.

Cafe stop: Muddy Boots Café at Harewood

Group 1 – Ride Guide: David Parker   Back Marker: Sheila Mason
Group 2 (if required) – Ride Guide: Jill Birch   Back Marker: Ian Helliwell


STRETCHING RIDE

Bolton Abbey (26 Miles) http://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8348580

A classic ride along the Wharfe valley to Bolton Abbey. This route goes along the gentle roads on the outward leg and then takes the main road via Burley In Wharfedale for a slightly flatter route back to Otley.

Cafe stop: A cafe of the group’s choice e.g. Abbey Tea Rooms, Cavendish Pavilion or The Tea Cottage

Group 1 – Ride Guide: Andrew Jones   Back Marker: Phil Staniforth
Group 2 (if required) – Ride Guide: Graham Smith   Back Marker: Heather Charlton


STRENUOUS RIDE

Bolton Abbey via Langbar & Storiths (28 miles) http://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8348246

On a clear day this route offers you amazing views as you will leave the valley road at Middleton and commerce a gentle climb up to Langbar. There is a very steep descent back to the valley road and then a short section of main road before turning off to the left to take the road to Storiths and Buffers Café – a unique railway themed café! The return route goes via Cavendish Pavilion and then takes the back road to Addingham and Ilkley.

Cafe stop: Buffers Café at Storiths

Group 1 – Ride Guide: Matt Langdon   Back Marker: Michael Kitchen


Reserve (to lead any additional groups that may be required): Mark Sage, Phil McGeever