ALL RIDES SUBJECT TO CHANGE IF HIGH WINDS CONTINUE
Today we have a Gentle Ride to North Rigton a Strenuous Ride to Darley and 2 stretching Rides to Harewood.
Gentle Ride to North Rigton (16 miles)
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.
Both Stretching Rides 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!
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!
Coffee Stop TBC
Ride Leader Julia Day