MTB Section – Ilkley Moor Loop

Sunday 25th March – 3/4 day ride around Ilkley Moor, starting from Guiseley:
Another great loop – mixed terrain, including a lovely sweep over Ilkley Moor with spectacular views
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/565862
I’d rate this one as a bit more difficult than the Guiseley one, but easier than the Kirkby Malzeard ride. The hardest part is the road climb up to Keighley Gate on Ilkley Moor, which is a bit of a lung buster, but apart from this it’s a good, straightforward ride. Expect to spend around 3 hours in total in the saddle.I’ll work out a starting point closer to the time, based on who wants to attend – if there’s a load coming from Otley way, we can start from Burley instead, to make it a more natural loop.Technical grading: 3/10
Fitness grading: 6/10 (mostly because of the climb up to the moor!)
Members in the facebook group can sign up here:

This ride starts from the back of the Silverdales estate. Aim to meet for departure at 9:30am. Location here:

 We’d love to see more club members come along to these rides and if you’re interested in this ride (especially if you’re not on Facebook) or have any questions, please contact me directly: occmtb@daern.org.
Stuart Hall