Social Series Rides 25th February 2018

Our popular Social Series rides will be heading to the following locations on Sunday 25th February. As the market is on in Otley all rides leave at 9:15am from the Health Centre in Otley (follow the lane down the side of The Mike Bar Cafe . Hope to see you there!

Gentle Ride: High Trees (17 miles)

This route meanders gently from Otley round Menston and then takes the gentle route of Carlton Lane towards the Chevin. There is a lovely quiet loop around Bramhope and then a return via Surprise View and down West Chevin.

The café does a full range of home baked cakes, butties and cooked breakfasts at a reasonable price so you will really enjoy this coffee stop! If the weather is good there is an outdoor walled garden you can enjoy.

Café stop: Le Jardin (High Trees Garden Centre)

Ride Guide: Andrew Chalke
Back Marker: TBC

Stretching Option 1: Netherby (25 miles)

A newish ride which starts along Pool Road before heading along Castley/Weeton lane and crossing Harrogate Road we then stop for our coffee stop at The Stables, straight after coffee we climb Kearby Cliff then follow a lovely quiet lane before a gentle climb to North Rigton, we then have a choice of Farnley Lane or a fast sprint back to the pub along Pool Road.

Café stop: Our preferred café stop is closed for Winter, but the Square & Compass in North Rigton (an OCC favourite) is a good alternative.

Ride Guide: Matt Langdon

Stretching Ride 2: Thorner via Eccup and Shadwell (30 miles)

Back so soon by special request, this popular relatively flat route goes through Pool, Bramhope, Eccup, Alwoodley, Shadwell, Thorner, Scarcroft and returns to Otley on a similar route as far as Eccup, but then descends down Leeds Road giving a nice gentle ride back to the Fleece.

Café stop: Delectations Deli in Thorner (if a small group) or The Dexter

Ride Guide: Julia Day
Additional Ride Guide (if required): Carol Armtistead

Strenuous Ride: Harrogate (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.


Café stop: Prologue Café on Cold Bath Road or any alternatives in central Harrogate

Ride Guide: Graham Smith