Half Day Social Cycling Rides 10th April

All social half day rides head towards Addingham and Bolton Abbey. This is a great opportunity to stretch the legs on slightly less hilly territory and to enjoy the beautiful Dales landscapes as spring colours and baby lambs start to make themselves obvious! The sun will probably shine but if not the smiles will make up for it. As usual we have three choices of half day rides, all are timed to get you back to The Fleece in Otley for about 13.00

Gentle – Addingham/Ilkley 19 Miles – with Karen and Lorna

This is a very pleasant route along the valley to the footbridge at Addingham. The route crosses the footbridge (don’t worry we will all help carry the bikes across!) and then returns along back roads (and a short stretch of main road) to Ilkley for refreshments. This is a really good introduction to social cycling


Stretching/Easy – Bolton Bridge – 23 Miles – with Aishah and Debbie

This easy stretching route is ideal for those riders who want to go a little bit further. The ride goes along the back roads of the valley to the bridge at Bolton Abbey. We will stop for tea at the Abbey Tea Rooms and return along the same route


On the way to Ilkley

On the way to Ilkley

Stretching – Cavendish Pavillion 26 Miles – with Jenni, Heather, Peter and Michael

A classic ride along the valley to the famous Cavendish Pavilions. This route goes along the gentle valley roads on the outward leg and then takes the main road via Burley in Wharfedale for a slightly flatter route back to Otley



Strenuous – Langbar and Buffers 28 miles – with Steve and Lee

On a clear day this route offers you amazing views as you will leave the valley road at Middleton and commerce a gentle climb up to Langbar. There is a very steep descent back to the valley road and then a short section of main road before turning off to the left to take the road to Storithes and Buffers Café – a unique railway café! The return route goes via Cavendish Pavilion and then takes the back road to Addingham and Ilkley


Buffers Cafe

Buffers Cafe