Guiseley 19 miles
This is a slightly more demanding gentle route which takes in Burley, Menston, Guiseley and Bramhope. The route goes out past the Fleece and then on the old gated road to Burley in Wharfedale. A cunning route is taken from Burley to Menston, using a short section of footpath (please dismount!!) A tour of the High Royds estate gives us a break from the main roads. After the break in Guiseley the route climbs up the steady Carlton Lane to Bramhope before a steady descent back to Otley
Various options in Guiseley including Costa Coffee, Micks Grill or Morrisons. Our new café is “Everybody’s Social” (next to Morrisons)
Ride leaders: Clare Groves and Steve Moncur
Harrogate – Harlow Carr
Option A: 22 Miles
This route goes up to Harlow Carr via North Rigton and returns on the main road from Beckwithshaw. The return leg has one significant hill climb but then is downhill with the return on the Pool Road making it ideal for tired legs!
Ride Leader: Carolyn Nelson.
Option B: 22 Miles
This route climbs out of Otley on the Farnley Road before taking back roads to Beckwithshaw and then to Harlow Carr. The return leg comes back via North Rigton. There is some climbing involved but the reward will be found at Betty’s in Harlow Carr.
Ride Leader: Ken Wilson
Option C: 22 Miles
This route begins with a flat route along the Pool Road and then climbs on back roads via Braythorne, as route B. On the return leg a diversion is taken on the back roads to the trout farm which gives a quiet alternative to the main road but is more hilly as a result.
Ride Leader: Ian Helliwell
HARROGATE: CENTRAL 30 MILES
This route goes via Fewston and Penny Pot Lane to Harrogate, providing a real test of your legs before you get your break! Come prepared for plenty of hill climbing on this ride but also some lovely views and interesting roads
Variety of options in Harrogate
Ride Leader: Lee Harrison