Swaledale Outdoor Club's cycling section is a very active social cycling group of varying ability. We organise a programme of cycles rides, usually Wednesday and Saturday, between 30 to 70 miles, with a start point determined by the leader. This gives access to a wide range of fantastic countryside over the year. All our rides are social and include a cafe lunch stop and sometimes even a tea stop depending on the length of the ride and the condition of the cyclists!
Rides are graded by an average speed as follows: D = 8-10 mph, C = 10-12 mph, B = 12-14 mph and A = 14+ mph. The terrain is classified as Flat = F, Undulating = U, or Hilly = H. This classification is subjective - one person's flat is another's undulating. It is rarely completely flat in North Yorkshire and this should be borne in mind. ‘Hilly’ usually means that we will be climbing a pass such as Buttertubs. We always stay together and don't intentionally leave anyone behind! If you are unsure about a ride description, ring the ride leader or contact the section organiser.