A Section

Fast pace long and often hilly rides, up to and over 100 miles. For experienced cyclists and those with a good level of fitness.

Section Captain:- Paul Agar
Tel: 01943 464912

Long and hilly rides

Runs list: ‘A’ Section

January
7 BUCKDEN
14 RIPON
21 HEBDEN
28 PATELEY BRIDGE
February
4 AIRTON
11 SETTLE
8 YORK
25 HAWORTH
March
4 MASHAM
11 WADDINGTON
18 LOFTHOUSE
25 WYCOLLER
April
1 THIRSK
8 HEBDEN BRIDGE
15 CLAPHAM
22 COXWOLD
29 SLAIDBURN
May
6 HORSEHOUSE
13 HAWES
20 FEIZOR
27 THIRSK
June
3 HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE
10 HELMSLEY
17 BARLEY
24 LEYBURN
July
1 MASHAM
8 HELMSLEY
15 CLAPHAM
22 AMPLEFORTH
29 SLAIDBURN
August
5 HOSTEL TRIP** Details below
12 BEDALE
19 WADDINGTON
26 EASINGWOLD
September
2 HORSEHOUSE
9 SETTLE
16 THIRSK
23 GREEN HAMMERTON
30 THREE PEAKS
October
7 YORK
14 HAWORTH
21 MASHAM
28 WYCOLLER
November
4 BUCKDEN
11 PATELEY BRIDGE
18 AIRTON
25 BOLTON BY BOWLAND
December
2 RIDING OUT DINNER
9 STUMP CROSS
16 RIPON
23 GARGRAVE
30 WETHERBY

**Hostel trip:

‘A’ section hostel weekend two nights at Arnside YH. Meet Buttercross 9.15 Sat or find your own way there via train/car. Cost £20/night (£17 YHA members) plus meals or self cater.

Contact:
Paul Agar 01943 464912
Phil Mason phlpmsn@gmail.com

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The club has four groups meeting for regular rides. Brief descriptions are shown above for the A Section, use the menu above to access the other sections rides, along with a link to the full run listing.

Club runs take place every Sunday and are full day rides with morning and lunch stops. Leisure Section rides take place each fortnight and are usually completed by 2.00 pm. Cyclists are free to join any of the rides for as much or as little of the ride as their time permits. Rides start from Otley Town Centre, Buttercross (covered market stall) next to the clock tower with 9.00 am meet for 9.15 departure.

Club members also meet up on Saturday mornings at Buffers Cafe, Storiths (A section) and the Cavendish Pavilion, Bolton Abbey (other sections) at around 10.30 – 11.30 to ride back to Otley as a group.

Otley Cycle Club recommends that ALL MEMBERS carry emergency contact details (ICE) with them at all times when involved in any club activity/ride. Please complete the emergency contact details and medical information section on your membership card and this can then be carried with you on all club activities. We also recommend ID bracelets, carrying your BC membership card and storing ICE details in an unlocked mobile phone. It is also worth reading the Riding In A Group guidelines.

Young People (under 18) & Vulnerable Adults

We take our responsibilities to safeguard young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.  All unaccompanied under 18s and vulnerable adults must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian, if a form has not been completed they will not be allowed to participate in any club activities. If they are a club member this is completed at the point of membership. For all guest riders please download the consent form from this website and complete it, bringing it with you to any club event, showing the form to the ride leader or event organiser.

All under 18s and vulnerable adults must carry emergency contact details with them at all times, this can be in the form of the club membership card, ID bracelet, BC membership card etc.

For more information about consent and emergency contact information procedures please see the consent and emergency contact details policy