Meet at Dragon Lorry Park, Harrogate, HG1 5DB at 9.00am. DEPARTURE TIME 9.15AM. Full tanks the preferred option and fuel available at ASDA next door. If anyone wants to meet us along the route please get in touch with the ride leader.
The first section of the ride is northwards on the A61 around Ripon, West Tanfield, Masham and Leyburn and to our morning coffee stop at Manor Farm Cafe, Bellerby, DL8 5QH.
After coffee, we head northwest to Reeth via Wathgill Camp on the A6108, joining the B6270. From Reeth to Arkengarthdale Road past the Tan Hill Inn. Passing the Tan Hill Inn we continue west to Barras, through Oxenthwaite and Winton to Kirby Stephen for a quick leg stretch/fuel Stop before heading south on the A685 before turning left onto the A683 to Sedbergh. We then pick up the A684 heading east towards West Mostard, Garsdale, Clough and Appersett before reaching Hawes for lunch, DL8 3RD. Parking up in town for a change and spreading out to an eatery of your choice. There are plenty of cafes/pubs or just bring your own sandwiches.
After lunch, gathering in Hawes we continue east on the A684 to Aysgarth where we pick up the B6160 and head south to West Burton, Cray, Buckden, Kettlewell and Threshfield. Just before Threshfield we turn left onto the B6265 to Grassington and continue through Grassington to Hebden, Pateley Bridge, Burnt Yates and Bedlam to the finish at Ripley in time for a well earned ice cream.
145 miles in total. A GPX route file is available but please pay attention to the location of the rest stops and ride safely.
Ride Leader – Paul Holmes (mobile: 07746 378175).
T.E.C – Barry Ring (mobile: 07847 786608).