Hi all here are the route options for Sunday 13th June 2021. I have also set up the sign on sheet which can be found at the link below. I have put routes up but if people who want to come forward as ride leaders and change to a route of their preference we can sort that out. There are a number of options for the gentle ride also and happy to leave that for ride leader to decide. I am not able to be there.
Gentle Route – Wharfedale Wandere
The ride leader can decide which option to take.
This ride takes a leisurely approach out of Otley, using a footpath (please dismount!) and then the road by the golf course. There is plenty of meandering around Menston and Guiseley and then slowly ascends up to the Chevin via Carlton Lane. The café stop is at the Britannia Hotel with a good range of snacks and drinks. The ride can be shortened after the hotel with a return to Otley on the main road if the weather is bad
Java Café at the Britannia Hotel (service was a bit slow last time so ring in advance to say we are coming)
A very gentle ride that which uses the back road by the golf course onto Ellar Gill and then meanders round Menston and then continues up to the top of the Chevin by Carlton Lane, there is a pointless loop around Bramhope and then a return via Surprise View and down West Chevin.
Le Jardin (High Trees Garden Centre)
There is no cycle parking at the Garden Centre but plenty of places to lean the bikes. A full range of snacks and is open from 10.00
Via Guiseley 19 miles This is a slightly more demanding gentle route which takes in Burley, Menston, Guiseley and Bramhope. The route goes out past the Fleece and then on the old gated road to Burley in Wharfedale. A cunning route is taken from Burley to Menston, using a short section of footpath (please dismount!!) A tour of the High Royds estate gives us a break from the main roads. After the break in Guiseley the route climbs up the steady Carlton Lane to Bramhope before a steady descent back to Otley
Various options in Guiseley including Costa Coffee, Micks Grill or Morrisons. Our new café is “Everybody’s Social” (next to Morrisons)
Stretching Ride Golden Acre Park and Eccup
This is a shorter ride for the winter months. The ride has a tough Climb at beginning up West Chevin to Surprise View but once at the top the rest of the ride is gently stretching and includes a ride round to Eccup Reservoir on quieter roads.
Golden Acre Park