Previous Trips

Steve Charlton’s 30 mile ride from Richmond Wednesday 17th August

Posted by Steve Charlton on 2016-08-17

10 riders joined Carol and Steve at the Station in Richmond for coffee prior to the ride to Leyburn. Carol could not join us as she was still recovering from tendonitis.


We set off on the cycle path to Catterick Garrison and then onwards through Scotton and we all enjoyed the long descent to the Patrick Brompton crossroads.
The weather was warm with no wind, ideal conditions for a late summer ride. We carried on to Newton le Willows and along the country lanes to Harmby. Lunch was taken at Penleys in Leyburn.


A ride up to Preston under Scar - 7th August - led by Pauline

Posted by Pauline Bennison on 2016-08-07

Once again the sun shone on the righteous as Peter, Mike, Liz, Jenny, John H, Judith, John D, Pete, Ken, Mark, Bernie, Glenys, Paul, Barbara, Yvonne & I set off from Bedale heading West towards East Witton.
 Spookily Barbara had a puncture in exactly the same place she’d had her last puncture over a year ago. Two knights in lycra (Paul & John H) stayed behind to assist while the rest of us sauntered on.
As to be expected by some the 3 fastest cyclists on the ride, they soon caught us up. 

Mick has an up and down day!! - 20th July 2016

Posted by Bernadine McDonald on 2016-08-02

Mick, John S, Peter & Pauline, Jenny, Yvonne, Mark, Pete Bradley and I left Bishop Auckland and headed towards Hamsterly. After 12 miles, we voted for a coffee stop at Peggotty's; “a traditional, family run bakery in the heart of Wolsingham”.

Showers were forecast, but we generally found that by the time you decided to stop and put your showerproof on, the rain had stopped and the sun was out.
  With the hilly route Mick had planned for us (his regular weekly training ride), it was necessary to disrobe sharpish to avoid overheating!

Bransdale Loop Saturday 30 July 2016

Posted by on 2016-07-30


Hutton Rudby to Kildale with extras

Posted by Peter Bennison on 2016-06-22

A lovely ride from Hutton Rudby (HR) - actually started an hour earlier at Brompton for eight of us (John & Judith, Jenny, Yvonne, Mike & Liz and Pauline & myself) and when we pulled into HR an hour later 2 members (Mark & Colin)
and a very welcome non-member (Pete) joined us for the undulating ride to Kildale.
Conditions were perfect with no rain and it turned out to be a warm day.

Steve & Carol’s Ride from Scorton, Wednesday 15th June, 2016

Posted by Steve Charlton on 2016-06-15

As arranged, we met at Scorton Village Hall Café for coffee etc. (the obligatory bacon sandwich for Steve !) and were joined by Liz & Lesley for coffee.

Ravensworth - Fremington: Wednesday 8th June

Posted by Yvonne Armitage on 2016-06-09

A surprising number turned up despite suffering on this ride in previous years. The climb up to Gayles warmed us on this misty morning and we met up with James and Barbara.

80 miles with 4 Castles from Masham – on Monday 9th May

Posted by Graham Banks on 2016-05-18

A pop-up ride on another surprisingly warm and sunny day, was put on offer by me to recce the Yorkshire Pedalthon organised ride taking place on Friday 20th May from Theakston’s Brewery in Masham.

John Hallett, John Waldron, Willie, Steve R, Martin (from Ripon CC) and I enjoyed a long hilly ride up Wensleydale on the quieter roads passing by Middleham Castle (and some very frisky racehorses) and Bolton Castle before calling at Askrigg for elevenses.

Three Counties Ride 14 May 2016

Posted by James Gravenor on 2016-05-18

Jill, Andy, Graham, Melanie, Barbara and I set off from Kettlewell on a sunny but very cold day. Part way up Fleet Moss I was overtaken by Steve who had been delayed by having to go back for his cycling shoes. Melanie left us at the top of Fleet Moss, as planned,  to return the way we had come.

The descent from Fleet Moss to Hawes was frighteningly fast with Graham's bike having a bout of tremors. Steve advised clamping the bike with your knees to stop the resonance. It took 2 hours to get from Kettlewell to Hawes - longer than I had planned - it was going to be a long day.

Masham - Hampsthwaite 11 May 2016

Posted by James Gravenor on 2016-05-18

I was amazed to see Jenny out on her bike so quickly after her accident in Majorca. She had no problem in keeping up with the group - Berni, Yvonne, Mark amd me.

Our route took us out via West Tanfield and Ripon to Studley Royal where we stopped for morning coffee. We sat outside by the lake on a beutiful sunny day.