This will be a shorter ride than usual (46 miles) and features some challenging climbs with 4,000 feet of climbing. The return for this effort is fantastic views and a chance to explore some quiet back roads on the other side of the valley. Our route takes us up to Queensbury and then down to Ogden Water for our cafe stop at the lovely Boggart Brig Tea rooms for a fine range of snacks and drinks.We should get there for about 11.30/12.00.
After the cafe stop at Ogden we will return towards Otley, crossing the Cullingworth viaduct and then down past Bingley St Ives estate and towards Otley via Burley in Wharfedale. Estimated return time around 2.30/3.00 – depending on pace, detours, photograph taking and mechanicals.
Meet at 9.00 for a 9.15 departure at the Buttercross in Otley as usual – maximum group size 12