Half-Day Social Series Rides Sunday 11th March

Is it Spring yet !!, here’s hoping the weather is better next week.

We have some great rides going out today to some of our most tried and tested cafes !

Gentle Ride is to North Rigton 16 or 19 miles 

There are a few climbs to North Rigton via Almscliffe Cragg but you will be surprised how accessible this route is, we take the hills in a very steady manner.

This is a lovely route which goes along the back roads to Huby and then goes up Gravelly Hill to Almscliffe Crag, with plenty of stops on the way. After Almscliffe Crag there is a downhill

stretch to the pub. We return to Almscliffe Crag and then take a right hand turn so that we can descend on the back roads to Otley

Ride Leader and Back Marker TBC

Café Stop – Square & Compass

Route – https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/8281403

Stretching Ride to Harewood – 24 Miles

This ride starts on familiar roads with a gentle ride along to Weeton. After a slightly tricky right hand turn onto the Harrogate Road we go into the grounds of Harewood House. The delights of deer, highland cattle and red kites can be enjoyed. After the break at Muddy Boots café we go along the bridleway to Weardley (ok for road bikes but you may like to push for short sections) and then a hill climb

up to Eccup which is a good challenge! Meet at the bench at the top of the hill for views and group photo opportunity!

Ride Leader TBC

Café Stop @ Muddy Boots

Route – https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/7309821

Stretching Ride to Harrogate – Harlow Carr – 22 miles

This route begins with a flat route along the Pool Road and then climbs on back roads via Braythorne, as route B. On the return leg a diversion is taken on the back roads to the trout farm which gives a quiet alternative to the main road but is more hilly as a result.

Ride Leader TBC

Café Stop – Bettys

Route – https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/7127835

Strenuous Ride to Darley – 30 miles

Description and Café to be updated as I believe the mill is closed ..

If you have never tried the café at Darley Mills then this is the ride for you! There are some beautiful views as you cross past over the Washburn Valley and the café will restore your energy levels ready for the return leg.There will be plenty of hills and as always there will stops to admire the views! Fantastic snacks and cakes are guaranteed!

Ride Leader TBC

Café TBC

Route – https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/11888215