Calendar updated 28 June. Download as .pdf for printing Programme July-October 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.
15/8/2018 Ride 1 to Yorkshire Arboretum, Thornton-le-Dale (Lunch) and Dalby
Leader: Murray WB. Haxby, Strensall, Flaxton, Arboretum, Amotherby, Kirby Misperton, Thornton-le-Dale, Dalby, Ebberston, West Knapton, Winteringham, West Lutton, Norton (optional stop, Malton), Westow, Bossall, Stockton-on-the-Forest.
89 miles, 4700ft ascent. Route (GPX): WW Dalby
15/8/2018 Ride 2 to Wetherby and Golden Acre
Leader: Dave B. York, Askham Bryan, Thorp Arch, Wetherby (Elevenses), Sicklinghall, Weeton, Arthington, Golden Acre (Lunch), Scarcroft, Bramham, Tadcaster (Tea), Bolton Percy, Acaster Malbis, York
65 miles, 2,500ft ascent. Route (GPX): Golden_Acre
8/8/18 Joint Ride to Wetherby and Otley. Choice of two routes.
Route 1, Leader Adrian S: Askham Bryan, Walton, Wetherby, Sicklinghall, Weeton, Otley, Askwith, Fewston, Hampsthwaite, Ripley, Knaresborough, Tockwith. 78 miles, 1320m ascent.
Route 2, Leader Andrew R: Askham Bryan, Thorpe Arch, Wetherby, Sicklinghall, Weeton, Otley, Bramhope via East Chevin Road, Eccup Reservoir, Thorner, Bramham, Tadcaster, Bolton Percy, Appleton Roebuck. 70 miles, 1080m ascent.
GPX route details: WW Otley Ride Routes
1/8/18 Ride 2, Castle Howard Arboretum/Cockayne. Leader: Steve G. The
Church at Cockayne has tea coffee and water to re fill drink bottles, for a
donations to the church. See Ride 1 below for route info.
25/7/18 Ride 1, Castle Howard Arboretum/Cockayne. Leader Patrick H. An 82 mile ride anticlockwise around Bransdale. Route: Strensall, Foston, Arboretum, Slingsby, Welburn, Fadmoor, Cockayne, Helmsley, Ampleforth, Newburgh Priory, Easingwold, Beningbrough Hall. There is no café at Cockayne therefore riders are advised to carry some food. On the return journey there will be opportunities to stop for food and drink in Helmsley, Ampleforth and Easingwold. WW_CH_Cockayne.gpx WW_CH_Cockayne.tcx
25/7/18 Ride 2, Pocklington/Burton Agness Hall. Leader – Nick F. A challenging ride of 98 miles or 150 km with over 3000 ft or 1023m of climbing. Route is York, Heworth and thence Stockton Lane to Warthill, Upper Helmsley and Stamford Bridge. On to Pocklington via the usual route, 15 places booked at the Market street cafe. Must depart by 11:30 Kilnwick Percy, Millington, Huggate,Tibthorpe, Kirkburn, Hutton Cranswick, Skerne, Wansford, and Lowthorpe. Arrive Burton Agnes Hall at 3 pm. 10 places booked. Departing Burton Agnes via Woldgate, Kilham, Langtoft, Sledmere, Fridaythorpe Seaways Cafe by 5:30pm. ( open until 8 pm) 15 places booked. Thence Leavening, Howsham, Bossall, Sand Hutton, Upper Helmsley, and return via Stockton Lane to Exhibition Square by 8 pm. Burton_Agnes.tcx
18/7/18 Joint ride, Knaresborough / Brimham Rocks – Leaders: Phil M; Andrew M. Elevenses Knaresborough Cafes (Black Mulberry, 01423 797930; Riverside Cafe, 01423 546759). Lunch Brimham Rocks (you are advised to bring sandwiches, though there is what can only be described as a shack where you can get tea and snacks). Route: Clifton Bridge, Acomb, Askam Bryan, Askam Richard, Long Marston, Knaresborough, Ripley,Clint, Birstwith, Ross Bridge (short stretch of unmetalled track here to avoid nasty hill and shorten route), Hartwith, Brimham Rocks, then follow Way of the Roses Signs back to York (Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Boroughbridge, Beningborough, York). A third stop will be taken somewhere on this route. 77 miles. Komoot 2018-07-16ww-exhsq-to-brimham-rocks.gpx
11/07/18 Ride 1: Easingwold/South Kilvington – Leader: Murray. Elevenses Easingwold cafes. Lunch, The Old Oak. WW_To_South_Kilvington_72m_2750ft.gpx
04/07/18 Ride 1: Hovingham / Rosedale Abbey – Leader: Eamon. Elevenses at The Park At Hovingham. Lunch at Graze On The Green Rosedale Abbey. Distance 75 miles. (The route is a figure of eight York – Hovingham – Appleton-le-Moors – Rosedale Abbey – Hutton-le-Hole – Castle Howard – York). Bikemap route https://www.bikemap.net/en/r/4508711/
27/6/18 Joint Ride – Leaders: Dave Cook (Ride 1), Nick Folkard (Ride 2). Note Ride 1 and Ride 2 will take different routes and the Elevenses stops are different. Ride 1 will stop at Holme on Spalding Moor, Ride 2 at Osgoodby Garden Centre. Both rides will lunch at the Old Tile Works. (Apologies fort the lateness of this message, having trouble with my email Andrew). Further details below.
27/6/18 Joint Ride – Ride 2. York, Selby York Cycleway, Elevenses at Osgoodby Garden Centre, on to Howden then Gilberdyke, Broomfleet, Elloughton,Welton, North Ferriby, Hessle, cross Humber Bridge, lunch at the Old Tileworks, Barton on Humber, return via Hessle, Swanland, South Cave, Everthorpe, Market Weighton, Londesborough, Burnby, Pocklington where afternoon tea, Stamford Bridge then Eskrick or own routes to York. Approx 98 miles/159km with 600m of ascent. York_to_Humber_Bridge.gpx
Saturday 23rd June, D ride from York Rally, Leader: Andrew Richardson. 37 miles with a coffee stop in Stamford Bridge. Start from Knavesmire, 0910. 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 Caf é s, Ripon Spa Gardens Sun Parlour Caf é. 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.