Social Series Rides for Sunday April 4th 2021

Hi all I have created two events for next weeks first Social Series Weekend since before Christmas. One for the gentle led by Steven J Moncur and one for Stretching led by David Bennett. Please note to keep in line with government advice we are starting from two seperate starting points. As we can now ride in groups of more than 6 we going to look at groups of upto 10 for the Social Series. Please sign on or request access to the sign on sheet by clikcing the following link. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Please note that Carol Armitstead is also offering a different ride which can and Bill Burgess is doing a ride for E-bikers, however all are welcome on this ride too. Both can be found in the list of events. Also if you have any queires about the social series please email me on I do try to keep an eye on this account however maybe just give me a nudge on this post or subsequent posts going forward.


Gentle Ride to Harewood

This is a perfect “Introduction to Otley Cycle Club” ride because it is relatively flat and will take you on roads that you are unlikely to have been on before, including the fantastic bridleways at Harewood. The route goes out from Otley along the main Pool Road, which can be busy at times but we will divert to take the “pointless loop” to the Fishing Ponds. At Pool we will break into smaller groups for the road along Arthington as this can be busy. We will then take a right hand turn to Weardley which is a quiet back road with a short hill climb. This leads us to Harewood Estate where there are (mainly tarmac) Bridleways giving us views of the valley and of deer and highland cattle. The return leg goes on the back roads to Otley, via Weeton and Castley
Muddy Boots at Harewood
This ride will be led by Steve Moncur
Please click on the following link for access to the sign on sheet (if you haven’t signed on before you may need to request access)…/1dvX0Om8PiwFgSjdAwhvP…/edit…

This ride is starting from the Otley Clinic on Manor Square

Stretching ride to Thorner

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.

The Dexter at the end of Wigton Lane (0113 203 4991) or Delectations (0113 289 3888) on Main Street in Thorner (if the weather is looking good enough to sit outside.) This cafe has a fantastic “hidden garden” to the rear with plenty of room for cyclists and their bikes, but there’s very limited seating inside (see


This ride will be led by David Bennett
Please click on the following link for access to the sign on sheet (if you haven’t signed on before you may need to request access)…/1dvX0Om8PiwFgSjdAwhvP…/edit
This ride is starting from North Parade Car Park