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.
As the wind is forecast to be from the West, we’re doing a clockwise ride to the West of York. We head West on the bike track to Copmanthorpe. Carrying on to Colton, Bilbrough, Askham Richard, Angram, Long Marston, Tockwith and Cowthorpe. Gradually heading North after Walshford and Cattal. Careful over the A59 for a climb up to Whixley. To the Northern most point over Aldwark Toll bridge heading East and then South through Linton-on-Ouse, Newton-on-Ouse and through Beningbrough Hall (possible stop for coffee or ice cream). Round the quiet road to Overton and then back in to York down the A19 for an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at York Bike Shed.
A flat ride in a Clockwise direction South of York. We head South on the Planets track. Then East to Crockey Hill and South to Wheldrake, Skipwith and North Duffield. West towards South Duffield, Osgodby and Selby. North from there on some quiet roads towards Cawood. Then on to Stillingfleet and Naburn. Back in to York through Fulford for an optional cafe stop for coffee & cake at Cy le Heaven.
Another flat ride in a Clockwise direction to the West of York. We head south to Bishopthorpe and Acaster Malbis. Then towards the West through Acaster Selby, Appleton Roebuck and Bolton Percy. Then skirting past Tadcaster on to Walton and Wetherby. North through Kirk Deighton and North Deighton. Then heading back with a tailwind through Cowthorpe, Tockwith, Long Marston, Hutton Wandesley, Angram, Askham Richard and Askham Bryan. Past the start point for an optional cafe stop for coffee & Cake at Your Bike Shed.
Sundays ride is flatter than the last few rides. We head West through Askham Bryan, Healaugh, Wighill then over the bridge at Boston Spa. From there South East through Clifford and Toulston. On to Ulleskelf, Ryther and Cawood. Then North East up to Escrick and Wheldrake. Back in to Fulford with an optional stop at a cafe for coffee & cake afterwards.