We’re riding clockwise to the West of York to avoid the Marathon and get a tailwind home. The number of Groups, will depend on the number of people riding. There could be the option of a shorter or longer route too.
Setting off gently over the Millennium Bridge to head South through Bishopthorpe to Appleton Roebuck. West in to the slight breeze for Bolton Percy, up to Tadcaster, Walton and Wetherby. The shorter route goes up to North Deighton, whereas the longer route loops out to Spofforth and Little Ribston then both rejoin to Cowthorpe. Carrying on East with the wind to Tockwith, Long Marston, Rufforth. Then in to York through Acomb and back over the Millennium Bridge.
There will be an optional cafe stop on return to Cycle Heaven.
We’re riding clockwise to the West of York. Heading out through Bishopthorpe, Bolton Percy, Tadcaster and Thorner. North to Rigton then East to Bramham for a quick climb then descending in to Clifford and on to Boston Spa. A small section of bike track to Thorpe Arch estate, for a finish with a tail wind to Askham Bryan ending with an optional cafe stop at Cycle Heaven.
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Forecast at the moment to be a chilly start with 15mph wind from the North West. The route this Sunday heads in to the wind West from Tesco through Askham Bryan and Askham Richard. North through Rufforth and towards Hessay then West to Tockwith. Hopefully the wind behind us South to Thorpe Arch, Boston Spa and Clifford for a small climb at Windmill Hill. East from there to Tadcaster, walking over the bridge and carrying on to Bolton Percy and Appleton Roebuck. Back in to York through Bishopthorpe and over the Millenium bridge for an optional cafe stop at Cycle Heaven.
Sundays club ride has a mix of roads. Heading West through Askham Bryan and Askham Richard. Then dodging potholes through Angram and Hutton Wandesley. Over the road to Long Marston, Tockwith and Cowthorpe. A couple of bridges and a left turn South for North Deighton and Kirk Deighton. Taking care at the busy roundabout after Wetherby heading to Collingham for a climb hiding round the corner 🙂 Some nice quiet roads from there again watching out for a couple of potholes and oncoming cars as it’s single track. Dropping down in to Bramham for another short sharp climb continuing East. A nice sprint section down in to Tadcaster, taking care over the new footbridge. A right turn for Oxton and Bolton Percy, then back in to York through Colton and Copmanthorpe. Optional Cafe visit afterwards for Coffee and cake.
Sundays ride takes us on familiar roads to the West of York. Heading out towards Copmanthorpe, Bilbrough. Then South through Colton towards Appleton Roebuck. Then West through Bolton Percy, Oxton and Tadcaster. Then on through Healaugh, Askham Richard and back out up to Long Marston past the monument. Through Bilton in Ainsty, Bickerton then back towards York through Tockwith and Hessay. Hopefully the wind assists us back on the A59 for an optional stop at a cafe for coffee & cake afterwards.
Sundays ride will see us head south out of York through Bishopthorpe, Acaster Malbis, Appleton Roebuck, Bolton Percy, Oxton, Tadcaster, Boston Spa, Thorp Arch, Bickerton, Tockwith, Long Marston, and Rufforth, before heading back to York for coffee & cake.