Hi all I have set up and you will probably have seen the invites events for the Sunday 27th June Social Series rides. We still require ride leaders I am happy to support anybody new in leading either Gentle or Stretching. If that is not required and there are enough ride leaders for Gentle or Stretching I will possibly look to add a Strenuous ride.
Please us this link to sign on for ride or register your interest in doing a strenuous ride.
Gentle Route – Addingham
This gentle mainly flat ride goes on the back road towards Bolton Abbey and then we walk over the footbridge to Addingham. If it is a nice day we will have our café stop at the Fleece Deli in Addingham but if it is full (it is only a tiny café) we will stop at Ilkley on the return ride. There are some short sections of main road on this route but it is a lovely gentle route and an ideal introduction to social cycling!
Stretching Route – Silsden
This route starts on the Ilkley road and then briefly joins the By Pass road to Ilkley before taking the old Otley Road to Burley in Wharfedale. It is routed in this direction to avoid congestion on the back road as all groups are going in this direction! The route takes you through Ilkley on a short stretch of the A65 and then up to Addingham Moorside on a lovely quiet back road which climbs to take in amazing views in all directions. You will take at least two stops on the climb to take photos and get your breath back! Once you reach the top of the climb it is an easy descent into Silsden and the café stop before retracing your ride back over the hill again and then eventually taking the back road to Otley. This is one of our more demanding stretching rides because of the hill climb over to Silsden, which is very steep in places.
Can anyone suggest one, I don’t know the option given on the website, never actually done this route.