SOCIAL RIDES SUNDAY 16TH JULY

please note that, we will not be having a strenuous ride this weekend as the club audax is on and we are hoping that the strenuous riders may opt for this. If not we will have a stretching + option

GENTLE

NORTH RIGTON AND SMARTIES
There are a few climbs to North Rigton via Almscliffe Cragg but you will be surprised how accessible this route is, we take the hills in a very steady manner.
Gentle Option A:
16 miles
This is a lovely route which goes along the back roads to Huby and then goes up Gravelly Hill to Almscliffe Crag,with plenty of stops on the way. After Almscliffe Crag there is a downhill stretch to the pub. We return to Almscliffe Crag and then take a right hand turn so that we can descend on the back roads to Otley.
We will sometimes do this route in reverse
Ride Leader Kaz Jones
Back marker Sheila Mason
Gentle option B
17 miles:
This route follows the same course as Route A but the return leg has a diversion to the Trout Farm to provide variety if the group have done this route before and are more experienced on the gentle ride and wanting a bit more a stretch on the return leg

http://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8269861

Ride Leader
Back Marker
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STRETCHING 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 Mike Blank
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 Bettys in Harlow Carr.
Ride Leader Mark Jones
NETHERBY 25 miles
a new ride, that take in stainburn, north rigton, and Kirby overblow
café stop the stables

Ride Leader Steve Moncur