Rides in all directions – 30th July 2017
As it is the farmers’ market, all rides will gather at the health centre at 9.00 and will depart from here by 9.15. All rides will return to the Fleece pub in Otley by about 13.00 and we hope you will stop and chat at the end of the ride!
Gentle Ride: Eccup and Donkeys 19 miles
Our Gentle ride will set off along the Pool Road, which can be busy but is flat, for about 3 miles. We will then go up Creskeld Lane. This is steep in places but there are plenty of stopping places to enjoy the views! There is another busy stretch of road until we reach the back roads of Eccup. We will go up to Eccup reservoir to admire the views and then return on the back roads to the Donkey Sanctuary.
The café stop will be at the New Inn or Dexter pub.
The return to Otley will go via Bramhope and then a long descent into Otley to finish at the Fleece.
Ride Guide 1: Mark Jones
Back marker 1: Steve Lake
Ride guide 2 – Mike Blank
Back marker 2 – TBC
Stretching Ride: Steve’s surprise (TBC)
Our wonderful social series captain will be unleashing a new route which is unavailable as we go to press! Watch this space for more details
Ride Guide 1: Steve Moncur
Ride Guide 2: Mark Sage
Strenuous Ride: Matt’s magical mystery tour (details to follow)
Matt is also trying out a new route this week. The route is still under construction but the intention is to wend out way to Cobby Sykes farm via Lindley, North Rigton and Penny Pot lane before returning past Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs to Timble and back to Otley
Ride Guide: Matt Langdon