Social Series half-day rides – Sunday 1st November

Normally we offer a ‘try before you buy’ scheme, but currently our rides are only available to club members due to the need to register all riders to ensure we’re complying with covid-19 guidance. You can find out how to join the club on the membership page.

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We’re offering two Social Series Club rides this week. Any members wanting to join these rides and find out where they’re leaving from should follow the link in the event on the Club’s Facebook group, or email otleysocialseries@gmail.com.

No other official club rides are going out.

Given that Otley itself (and most of our members) are subject to Tier 2 lockdown restrictions, the cafe stop will be outside as we can’t meet inside in mixed household groups.

GENTLE TO NORTH RIGTON (16 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.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/9627028

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22170223

We may extend from this route depending on how people feel on the day.

STRETCHING to ALMSCLIFFE CRAG – aka the Hawksworth adventurer

This is a new (hilly) route to the Social Series. Going up Farnley and climb up Almscliffe Cragg, down into Huby then along back roads and briefly on main road to climb Creskeld Lane, through Bramhope down Carlton Lane into Guseley. Then climb into Hawksworth free wheel into Mentson and Otley. 26 miles and 1900ft of climbing roughly.

Route TBC