Meet in Ripley outside car park from 09.00 for a 09.30 start. (Charges with numberplate recognition recently introduced).
From Ripley the route heads north through Winksley to Kirkby Malzeard where we’ll turn right on back roads before turning left on the A6108 to West Tanfield. At West Tanfield the route leaves the A6108 heading straight on to Well, passing Thorp Perrow and continuing to Bedale town centre.
Coffee Stop: The North End Café, Bedale DL8 1AF.
From Bedale we head west on the A684 through Leyburn town centre to turn right then left on Moor Road and on the Whipperdale Bank over the moors then down to Grinton, turning right to Reeth. From Reeth, continue on the B6270 to Healaugh, Gunnerside, Muker and Nateby, turning left just before Kirkby Stephen to turn left on the A685. After about 1.5 miles, turn left to Ravenstonedale.
Lunch Stop: The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale CA17 4NG.
After lunch, back roads to reach the B6259 where we turn right for 1/2 mile on the A684 then left on back roads towards Cowgill to the T-junction with the B6255 where we’ll turn right, then left on the B6479 to Stainforth. At Stainforth, turn left on Goat Lane and north east to Halton Gill where we turn right and south east to Arncliffe and on to Wharfedale and the B6160. Continue down Wharfedale to the Abbey Tea Rooms at Bolton Bridge where the ride will end.
Ride Leader: David Haywood with TEC to be arranged.
Distance as described: 130 miles.
Hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you on 4th October.