We’re starting from Tesco going anti clockwise to the South West of York. Heading West through Askham Bryan, Healaugh and Thorpe Arch estate. South to Boston Spa across the bridge for a climb up “windmill hill”. A scenic route down Warren Lane, taking care at the A1 roundabout then going through Aberford. Wind assisted East towards Saxton, Barkston Ash, Church Fenton, Cawood, Stillingfleet and Naburn. In to Fulford for an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Cycle Heaven.
As many of you are aware Mike Corley (YRCC club secretary) is participating in stage 2 of Cycle GB 2016 – a 600 mile charity bike ride in aid of Benenden Charitable Trust and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). Mike will be riding 300 miles from York to Kent.
Mike is an integral part of the club committee and regularly posts weekly routes and club correspondence through the relevant channels. To thank Mike for his continued support in the running of YRCC, the committee has decided to use some of the clubs funds to sponsor Mike on his charity ride.
Benenden Charitable Trust helps people in financial need as a result of sickness, infirmity, disability and any other medical condition. In its first ten years, the charity granted over £650,000 to individuals in need, providing breathing space grants and helping to pay for life changing surgery and specialist equipment.
Established in 1923, SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respect me, suicide prevention, sport and physical activity; inform our policy work to influence positive social change. With direct support to over 4,000 people annually and a supporter base of over 10,000 people, we aim to represent the voice of people most affected by mental health issues.
After a week off we have a ride with a couple of ups and downs. We’re starting from Tesco going clockwise to the North of York. Heading out through the City Centre, Gillygate and Wigginton Road. Turning West at Sutton on Forest through Huby for the first climb at Crayke. Straight over and on to Brandsby. Climbing East towards Coulton, then some descending with a sharp turn and climb out of Hovingham. Rising upwards to Terrington for a sharp descent, then climbing back up in to Sheriff Hutton. Through Strensall and New Earswick in to York, for an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Your Bike Shed.
We’re starting from Tesco going anti clockwise to the West of York. This is to avoid the Selby Swans rides South of York. Heading out through Askham Bryan and on towards Thorpe Arch. Then North towards Bickerton, Cattal and climbing to Whixley. Thorpe Underwood, over the toll bridge and then through Aldwark turning East to Tollerton. South from there to Shipton but crossing the A19 safely to head round the back way in to Skelton. Down the A19 in to Bootham with a sharp left at Rougier Street to follow the river and over the Millenium bridge for an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Cycle Heaven.
We’re back to normal starting from Tesco and doing a figure 8 to the South East of York on flat roads. Heading out on the Planets ride and turning off to go to Escrick. Then to Skipwith, North Duffield and Bubwith. South from there to Newsholme before circling back up through South Duffield back in to Skipwith. North East from there on to Thorganby and then back towards York through Wheldrake and Crockey Hill. The plan is for an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Your Bike Shed.
Due to the filming taking place, we will be starting from York Minster near the Constantine statue. Heading out through Stockton on the Forest, we carry on to Upper Helmsley, Bossal, Howsham and climbing up to Leavening. South from there to Acklam, Barthorpe and Bugthorpe. Along the A166 briefly turning off for Youlthorpe, Gowthorpe, Fangfoss, Wilberfoss and Newton Upon Derwent. West from there through Sutton upon Derwent, Elvington and back in to York via the University and Broadway. There will be an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Cycle Heaven.
We’re heading North for a mix of roads. Leaving Tesco heading through Town and out on Water Lane (Gillygate closed) to Sutton on Forest. Then on quieter roads through Huby followed by a climb at Crayke then descending towards Oulston. A few ups and downs heading East from there towards Yearsley and dropping down to Brandsby (please take care as there is a sharp corner downhill !!!). A fairly straight road from there through Whenby, coming out on the main road for the climb in to Sheriff Hutton. Following the road back in to York avoiding the York 100 and Gillygate closure, with an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Your Bike Shed.
We’re heading East to avoid the road closures for the York 10k run. From Tesco we leave South on the Planets ride and turn off towards Escrick. From there through Wheldrake, Elvington and a short section on the A1079 to Kexby. Northwards to Stamford Bridge and Claxton. Taking care on the A64 over to Flaxton and rising to Sittenham. Heading back to York, up in to the back of Sheriff Hutton and Strensall. Then in to Haxby, New Earswick and in to York via Gillygate. With an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Your Bike Shed afterwards.
We’re heading West to avoid an Event taking place in Brandsby. Leaving Tesco on the Planets ride to Naburn and on to Stillingfleet. We then go over Cawood bridge (closing later this year), Ryther, Ulleskelf, Towton and Aberford. We then head North taking care over the A64 roundabout to Bramham, Clifford, Toulston and dismountingto cross the walkway at Tadcaster. Back in to York through Catterton, Askham Bryan and Acomb. With an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Your Bike Shed.
The planned route has been changed to avoid a Triathlon event. We’re now heading East to Pocklington. We pass through Stockton on Forest, Upper Helmsey and Stamford Bridge. Then climb steadily passing Gowthorpe, Youlthorpe, Bishop Wilton and down in to Meltonby. After Pocklington we go though Sutton Upon Derwent, Elvington, Wheldrake and Crockey Hill. With an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Cycle Heaven.