Meet in Ripley (HG3 3AY) from 9.00am for a 9.30am start after a ride briefing. Please arrive with a full tank of fuel. The car park is now chargeable for any vehicle after 15 minutes and enforced by cameras so use the main road to avoid paying.
This month’s ride is a trip west through The Yorkshire Dales National Park and into The Arnside and Silverdale Area of National Beauty.
Lead by Peter Germaine ably assisted by TEC Paul Holmes.
North out of Ripley on the B6165 and right turn up Scarah Bank towards Sawley. We are heading for Masham on back roads and then the A6108 (missing out Leyburn via Wensley) heading for Hawes. Morning break in Hawes (DL8 3RD) with plenty of options for a cuppa and a snack in the Market Place.
After our break, continuing westwards on the A684 towards Sedburgh. Staying on the A684 over the M6 and cutting south onto the A65 and West towards Milnthorpe and to our lunch destination in Arnside.
There is a fish & chip shop at the start of the promenade, parking along the roadside and a pub “The Albion” (LA5 0HA) with a very small car park at the other end. There are also various sandwich shops in between. Planning on staying here for about 1 hour before the ride back.
Return trip via Milnthorpe and follow the leader to Melling, Wennington, Bentham and onto the A65 towards a possible comfort break in Settle. East across Scosthrop Moor to Airton and Hetton, through Grassington and then past Stump Cross Caverns finishing our ride in Pateley Bridge car park (HG3 5BD).