Half day social rides to Harewood, Thorner and Sicklinghall – 15th January

All rides will gather at the Buttercross in the main market place at 9:00 and will depart from here by 9:15. All rides will return to the Fleece pub in Otley by about 13:00 and we hope you will stop and chat at the end of the ride.

Gentle Ride: Harewood 18 miles

This is a lovely, relatively flat, route that includes time spent in the public grounds to Harewood House. This offers excellent views and you will often see deer, highland cattle and red kites. You are also riding on the route of the 2015 Tour de France Grand Depart! If you are new to cycling, this route is a perfect introduction.The route takes us via Pool and Arthington into the Harewood estate to the Muddy Boots Café.
Ride guide: Richard Ogden
Back marker: Christine Bell

Stretching Ride: Thorner 30 miles

This relatively flat 30 mile 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 Black Hill Lane and onto the Arthington-Pool Road. Our café stop will be at the Dexter pub.
Ride Guide 1: Steve Moncur
Ride Guide 2: Carolyn Nelson

Strenuous Ride: Sicklinghall 28 Miles

Our strenuous option is for those who prefer a bit of hill practice. The route takes you around Armscliff Crag and Kirby Overblow or it may be ridden in reverse so you can take on the challenge of the ascent of Kearby Cliff. We will stop at the Scotts Arms for a well-earned café stop.
Ride Guide: Andrew Chalke