Social Series ride options for Sunday 30th July 2017

Rides in all directions – 30th July 2017

As it is the farmers’ market, all rides will gather at the health centre 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: Eccup and Donkeys 19 miles

Our Gentle ride will set off along the Pool Road, which can be busy but is flat, for about 3 miles. We will then go up Creskeld Lane. This is steep in places but there are plenty of stopping places to enjoy the views! There is another busy stretch of road until we reach the back roads of Eccup. We will go up to Eccup reservoir to admire the views and then return on the back roads to the Donkey Sanctuary.

The café stop will be at the New Inn or Dexter pub.

The return to Otley will go via Bramhope and then a long descent into Otley to finish at the Fleece.

Ride Guide 1:  Mark Jones

Back marker 1:  Steve Lake

Ride guide 2 – Mike Blank

Back marker 2 – TBC

Stretching Ride: Steve’s surprise (TBC)

Our wonderful social series captain will be unleashing a new route which is unavailable as we go to press!  Watch this space for more details

Ride Guide 1:  Steve Moncur

Ride Guide 2:  Mark Sage

Strenuous Ride: Matt’s magical mystery tour (details to follow)

Matt is also trying out a new route this week.  The route is still under construction but the intention is to wend out way to Cobby Sykes farm via Lindley, North Rigton and Penny Pot lane before returning past Swinsty and Fewston reservoirs to Timble and back to Otley

Ride Guide:  Matt Langdon