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Calendar updated 15 February. Download as .pdf for printing Programme March-June 2018. See Ride Details below the programme for more information and electronic routes where available (usually posted the day before a ride). Eamon has also provided Bikemap routes here. You can download a printable list of Leaders’ mobile number from the Riding with us page.
Saturday 23rd June, D ride from York Rally, Leader: Andrew Richardson. 37 miles with a coffee stop in Stamford Bridge. Route: Outward route via Millennium Bridge, Walmgate Stray, Osbaldwick, Murton, Warthill, Upper Helmsley, Buttercrambe, Skirpenbeck, Bugthorpe, Youlthorpe, Gowthorpe, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge.
Return via Route 66 to Dunnington, Murton, Osbaldwick, the cyclepath to James St then cutting through to Blue Bridge Lane and the riverside back to Millennium Bridge.
20/6/18 Ride 1: Rabbit Hill / Fountains Abbey – Leader: Adrian. Elevenses at Warrens Café, Rabbit Hill. Lunch at Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre. Distance 78 miles. Beningbrough, Great Ouseburn, Rabbit Hill, Ferrensby, Bishop Monkton, Markington, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Bishop Monkton, Boroughbridge, Tancred Farm Shop (afternoon stop), Kirk Hammerton, Cattal, Long Marston. GPX route: WW RabbitHill-Fountains
6/6/18 Joint Ride – Leaders: Dave Cook (note changed leader), Andrew Monk. Elevenses Kilnwick Percy (01759 303090), Lunch Cafe Velo, Beverley (01482 679270 – if full try Cole’s Kitchen almost next door, or Cafe Vanessa in the main square). Route: Stanford Bridge, Pocklington, KP, Pocklington, Burnby, Market Weighton, Cherry Burton, Beverley, N and S Newbald, Everingham, Allerthorpe Woods, Stanford Bridge. Group 1 WW Beverley 82m, Group 2 (as Group 1 with slight variation to take in Allerthorpe Lakes and Pocklington for 3rd stop (83m)
30/5/18 Ride 1: Malton / Ampleforth – Leader: Eamon. Elevenses at Morrisons Malton. Lunch at Ampleforth College. Distance 71 miles. Bikemap route https://www.bikemap.net/en/r/4430486/
23.5.18 Ride 1: Boroughbridge / Thorp Perrow – Leader Dave B. Route: Skelton – Beningbrough – Aldwark – Elevenses at Morrisons Boroughbridge – Marton – Hutton Conyers – Kirklington – Snape – Lunch at The Arboretum Thorp Perrow – Masham – Grewelthorpe – Ripon – Bishop Monkton – Afternoon Tea at Knaresborough – Little Ribston – Tockwith – Long Marston – Askham Bryan. It’s a long ride, about 90 miles! ThorpPerrow.gpx
23.5.18 Ride 2: Malton / Ampleforth – Leader: Bryan. Route: Stockton Lane – Warthill – Upper Helmesley – Sand Hutton – Bossall – Howsham – Westow – Menethorpe. Elevenses at Morrisons Malton – Old Malton – Eden Camp – Great Habton – Little Habton – Great Barugh – Brawby – Salton – Nunnington – Causley’s Bank – Stonegrave – Cawton – Gilling- Lunch at Ampleforth College – Ampleforth – Wass – Oldstead – Kilburn – Coxwold – Husthwaite – Easingwold (Afternoon Tea?) – Alne – Tollerton – Newton on Ouse – Beningborough. (Shorter if wet!) WW_Malton_Ampleforth.tcx WW_Malton_Ampleforth.gpx
9.5.18 Ride 1: Easingwold/Hawnby – Leader Patrick Hollier. Elevenses: Clarks (Market Place Easingwold), Lunch: Hawnby Tearoom (01439 798223), Route Strensall – Huby – Easingwold – Newburgh Priory – Coxwold – Oldstead – Hawnby – Helmsley – Harome – Slingsby – Castle Howard – Bossall – Warthill – York. WW_Hawnby.gpx WW_Hawnby.tcx
2.5.18 Ride 1: Pocklington/Sledmere – Leader,Colin Langley (replacing Dave W) Route Warthill – Stamford Bridge – Meltonby – Pocklington Cafés (Coffee stop)- Millington – Huggate – Wetwang – Sledmere House Café – West Lutton – Settrington – Malton (optional afternoon tea stop) – Menethorpe – Westow – Bossall. WW_Sledmere.gpx
2.5.18 Ride 2: Easingwold/Hawnby – Leader, Nick F, Route A hilly route leaving York via New Earswick, Haxby Huby and Easingwold, (coffee stop at Clark’s) then on via Coxwold and Oldstead, then via Sutton Bank and NCN route 656 to Hawnby (lunch at Hawnby tea rooms). From Hawnby return via Helmsley, Harome, Slingsby, possible stop at the Court Yard cafe Castle Howard, Thornton Le Clay and Flaxton, then on to Strensall and York. Approx distance 68 miles, elevation gain 2230 ft. Route_to_Hawnby.tcx
18.4.18 Ride 2: Osgodby/Blacktoft – Leader, Judy W. Take sandwiches – see notes below for Ride 1 , 11.4.18
11.4.18 Ride 1: Osgodby/Blacktoft – Leader, Ian H. Route: Cycle Path to Osgoodby – South Duffield – Hemingbrough – Bridle path past the Barrage – Barmby on the Marsh – Howden – Yorkfleet – Blacktoft – Gilberdyke- Howden – Foggathorpe – Allerthorpe – Pocklington – York. The lunch stop is in the Village Hall at Blacktoft where we have to take a packed lunch. They have tea and coffee facilities there which we have to make ourselves and leave a donation. Electronic Route:WW_Osg-Bktoft_1.tcx
11.4.18 Ride 2: Thorp Arch Estate/Birkin – Leader, Andrew M, Stops: Thorpe Arch Cafe Bistro (01937 845430); Fisheries Tea Room Birkin (07970 727619). Route: Askham Bryan, Thorp Arch, Boston Spa, Bramham, Aberford, Sherburn in Elmet, Monk Fryston, Birkin, Gateforth, Brayton, Selby, Selby-York Cycle path. A gentle ride of 57 miles with the tempting option of a 3rd stop at Osgodby. Electronic route: Komoot, york-to-birkin_export.gpx
4.4.18 Combined Ride: Boroughbridge/Thirsk – Leaders, Adrian S and Alan S, Stops: Café stop – Morrisons, Boroughbridge; Lunch stop – Thirsk Cafés. Route: WW Bbridge-Thirsk.gpx 68 miles
14.3.18 Combined Ride: Yorkshire Arboretum/Kirkbymoorside – Leaders, Eamon P and Colin Langley, Stops: Café stop – Yorkshire Arboretum Café, Castle Howard; Lunch stop – Kirkbymoorside Cafés. Bikemap route (updated 13/3/18 19.55) – 67 miles
7.3.18 Ride 1 Thorpe Arch/Pannal – Leader, Patrick H, Stops: Café stop – Thorpe Arch Café & Bistro tel: 01937 845430, Lunch stop – Crimple Hall café/bistro ‘The Barrows’ tel: 01423 870800. Route: Thorpe Arch trading estate via Healaugh, cycle path to Wetherby, Sicklinghall, Kirkby Overblow, Pannal, Knaresborough, Scriven, Ferrensby, Arkendale, Great Ouseburn, Newton on Ouse. WW_Crimple_Hall.tcx WW_Crimple_Hall.gpx
28.2.18 Ride 1 and Ride 2 both CANCELLED. See News for details.
28.2.18 Ride 1 Knaresborough/Ripon – Leader, Adrian; Stops: Knaresborough Riverside Cafés, Ripon Spa Gardens Sun Parlour Café. WW Knaresborough-Ripon ice.gpx
21.2.18 Ride 2 Knaresborough/Ripon – Leader, Nick F; A ride of approximately 68 miles or 108 km from York via Askham Richard, Tockwith, Little Ribston, Knaresborough (Waterside Cafés) Ripley, Watergate, Ripon,(Sun Parlour Café), Sharrow, Copt Hewick, Skelton on Ure, Broughbridge (Morrisons), Great Ouseburn, Linton on Ouse, Shipton by Benningborough. Course available on https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/17330644 , COURSE_17330644.gpx
7.2.18 Ride 1 Green Hammerton – Leader Ian H; WW-Tad-G-Ham1.tcx
31.1.18 Ride 2 Green Hammerton – Leader Andrew M; Stops: Tadcaster Lemon tree 07768 696584, Green Hammerton, Bay Horse 01423 330338, Route: Cyclepath by Rowntreee Park, Bishopthorpe Rd, Acaster Malbis, Appleton Roebuck, Bolton Percy, Tadcaster, Cattal, Kirk Hammerton, Green Hammerton, Cattal, Tockwith, Long Marston, Askam Richard. 43 miles. Komoot (added after the event for the record – sorry!)
31/01/2018 Ride 1 Kirby Hill – Leader: Eamon. The Blue Bell Inn was reluctant to offer food so we will head to Morrisons at Boroughbridge Stops: Easingwold – Morning Coffee Afternoon Tea Easingwold (01347 821692) & Morrisons at Boroughbridge 57 miles. Bikemap route https://www.bikemap.net/en/r/4298027
10/1/2018 Ride 2 Huggate – Leader:John L. The ride should have a cafe stop at Allerthorpe Leisure Park, however they are closed until the end of February. So as an alternative, we will now stop at the cafes in Pocklington at 11.00am and then ride on to The Wolds Inn at Huggate. Bikemap route
03/01/2018 Joint Ride to Boroughbridge – Leaders: Adrian and Dave B. 56 miles. Route: WW Knaresbro-Bbridge (gpx).
27/12/2017 Ride 1 Howden – Leader: Ian H. Due to The Garden Centre at Osgoodby being closed on the 27th December we will head to Morrisons at Selby for elevenses, the ride is about 62 miles in total. We will stop at the Cheese Shop in Howden for lunch. Selby-_Howden.tcx
27/12/2017 Ride 2 Thorpe Willoughby, Leader: Dave B, Route: ThorpArch-TW.gpx
20/12/2017 Ride 1 Fridaythorpe – Leader: Dave Co. WW_Fridaythorpe.tcx
20/12/2017 Ride 2 Ampleforth – Leader: Nick F. As this is close to the shortest day of the year, I intend to ride to Ampleforth first for coffee at Kirk’s Tea Room. Lunch will be at Easingwold. Please note this change. The route may be shortened if the weather is bad on the day. Overall distance is 43 miles approximately. Please ensure you have a good lighting system. Ampleforth 20_12_2017.gpx , BikeMap (Having opened this Bikemap page there is no need to login. Use the right mouse button on the “GPX” link and “Save Link As …”)
06/12/2017 Ride 1 Ampleforth – Leader: Eamon, Stops: Easingwold – Morning Coffee Afternoon Tea (01347 821692) & Ampleforth – Kirks Coffee House (01439 788166). 55 miles. Bikemap route https://www.bikemap.net/en/route/4267778 Having opened this Bikemap page there is no need to login. Use the right mouse button on the “GPX” link and “Save Link As …”
29/11/2017 Ride 1 – Leader Patrick Hollier. Stops – Thorpe Arch cafe and bistro, The Fox Thorpe Willoughby. Route: Askham Bryan, Wighill, Thorpe Arch, Boston Spa, Bramham, Aberford, Micklefield, Lumby, Monk Fryston, Hillam, Gateforth, Thorpe Willoughby, Selby, The Lordships, Cawood, Kelfield, Stillingfleet, cycle path back to York. 60 miles. Electronic- WW_ThorpeW.gpx, WW_ThorpeW.tcx
29/11/2017 Ride 2 – Leader Adrian Setter (replacing Andrew M). Stops – Selby Garden Centre, Osgodby; The Cheese Shop, Howden. Route (subject to recce.) 57 miles: NCN65, Woodhall, Loftsome Bridge, Howden, Foggathorpe, Elvington, Wheldrake, Naburn. Electronic – 2017-11-29 Osgodby-Howden (GPX)
15/11/17 Group 2 -Leader Andrew M (replacing Adrian); Stops – Morrisons Wetherby, Scott’s Arms Sicklinghall – change of venue (01937 582100); Route – Millennium Bridge, Moor Lane, Askam Richard, Wighill, Thorp Arch TE, Wetherby, Sicklinghall, Kirkby Overblow, Sicklinghall, back by nearly the same route in order to get back before dark. 49 miles. Electronic –Komoot ,GPX
1/11/2017 Group 1 – Leader Ian Hagyard. Stops: Leaf and Loaf, Welburn; The Middleton Arms, North Grimston. Route: WW Wel-N Grim (zip file containing route as tcx and gpx versions)
18/10/17 Group 1 Leader Dave Cook; Stops Rabbit hill, Ripon; WWRabbit Ripon
18/10/17 Group 2 – Leader Andrew M; Stops – Leaf and Loaf, Welburn (01653 618352), The Middleton Arms, North Grimston (01944 768255); Route – Osbaldwick, Murton, Sand Hutton, Crambe, Welburn, Coneysthorpe, Malton, North Grimston, Grimston Brow, Thixendale, Leavening, Stamford Bridge, York (62 miles). Electronic –Komoot, GPXNote, new way out of town: right just before Monk Bar, straight across lights at top of Foss Island Rd.
4/10/17 Group 1 – Leader Adrian Setter; Stops – Osgodby (Selby Garden Centre) and Goole (Yorkshire Waterways Museum). Total distance 65.5 miles. Electronic – GPX, WW 20171004 Osgodby-Goole
20/9/17 Group 2 -Leader Andrew M; Stops – Selby Garden Centre, Osgodby (01757 708658), The Cheese Shop, Howden (01430 432201); Route – Selby Cycle path (65), Osgodby, Cliffe, Hemingbrough, Bridle path by river (alternative route via A63), Howden Minster, Foggathorpe, Laytham, Melbourne, Thornton, Barnby Moor, Stamford Bridge, York. Electronic –Komoot ,GPX.