• Diary of a local campaigner – July 26th 2016

    Invited by People of City Connect to a ride along the CC1 route from Leeds to Bradford. Helpful commentary by some of those involved at WYCA. They were quite ready to admit that the route is far from perfect at that there is still work to do in the not …
  • Trivets Ride – 3 July 2016

    Huddersfield and District CTC Triennial 100 mile ride for Veterans (Trivets) With 100 kilometre option Sunday 3 July 2016 Are you over 50 and want a challenge? It is 3 years since the last Huddersfield CTC Trivets and so time for another one. We are using the same route as …
  • Diary of a Kirklees Campaigner – June ’16

    Diary of a Kirklees Campaigner – June ’16

    21st May: Attend “Space 4 Cycling” workshop in Leicester. S4C has some new funding and is being relaunched by Cycling UK. It’s an opportunity to look at Leicester’s new cycle infrstructure. There’s certainly a lot more cyclists moving around the town than there is in Huddersfield. Very pro cyclist mayor …
  • City Connect Update – May ’16

    City Connect Update – May ’16

    Latest grim news on the City Connect front: Cooper Bridge Greenway Link hanging on by a thread Trinity Street crossing of Castlegate plans rejected by Portfolio Holder – Cllr Peter McBride. Noises now that the Huddersfield Town Centre Plans are not ambitious enough to meet City Connect Criteria. Call for …
  • Ramsden Street Cycle Lane

    Ramsden Street Cycle Lane

    In the past couple of weeks the Huddersfield Examiner has been enjoying itself whipping up some public opposition to the Council for installing the new contra-flow cycle lane in Ramsden Street in Huddersfield Town Centre. It’s proved to display a huge amount of ignorance and misunderstanding on the part of …
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cliffe Castle, Keighley
Cliffe Castle Leader Joe Naylor 50 miles
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Honley @ Deep Lane (was Warren House Pub) Milnsbridge | Huddersfield | United Kingdom
A favourite start straight up the long steep climb of Deep Lane. Via Blackmoorfoot reservoir and Meltham and then another steep climb to get over to Honley, and back to Milnsbridge. Lumpier than it sounds
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sowerby Bridge
Easy ride along Canal to Sowerby Bridge Railway station cafe for lunch leader Mick Haigh 20 miles Starting from Brighouse Railway station
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Townley Hall
Townley Hall, Burnley Leader Robin Stevens 60 Miles
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Digley Dam @ Gynn Lane Honley HD9 6JY | Honley | United Kingdom
Same start as the ride to Compo’s via Nethertong and Upperthong. But then going via Wilshaw and nearly Meltham. Across and down to Digley Dam and up to Holme. And another relaxing ride down to[...]
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lotherton Hall
Joint ride with Calderdale Leader Steve Randerson 60 miles Starting from Brighouse Railway Station
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Farnley Tyas @ Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield  | Huddersfield | United Kingdom
A route skirting Farnley Tyas, taking in Kirkburton, on the way to Thurstonland before winding into Farnley Tyas. A cracking fast descent (take care) before taking a left turn over Almondbury and back to Huddersfield.[...]
John Lewis John Lewis 28 July 2016, 07:09
"Diary of a local campaigner" - July 26th 2016:
Invited by People of City Connect to a ride along the CC1 route from Leeds to Bradford. Helpful commentary by some of those involved at WYCA. They were quite ready to admit that the route is far from perfect at that there is still work to do in the not so distant future (Dawsons Corner Legard Way junction). The Stanningley Bottom is an interesting solution to a difficult problem - using some Poyton ideas.
It doesn't feel up to Dutch standards or even London's new segregated routes, but is nevertheless a real step change for this part of the world, and makes precedents for the future. We saw a number of ordinary people on bikes already using the route, and you could feel comfortable letting your child use it to go to school or see their mates. Shame the route is so noisy with traffic. Probably best to use some of the canal route as an alternative if you want a more peaceful route.

The entire route can be cycled in about an hour. So with the 2 hour greenway route from Bradford it makes a 3 hour route from Leeds to Huddersfield. Could be a Sunday Ride with a difference!
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Keith Robinson I'm going to cycle from Wyke using the Greenway/route 66 and then onto the CC1 (if thats what it's called) to Swinow this morning, i can give you some feedback if you would like?
28 July 2016, 07:21
Alan Priim Alan Priim 26 July 2016, 20:39
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Alan Priim Chit chats at the start of the tide.
26 July 2016, 21:22
Alan Priim Alan Priim 26 July 2016, 20:39
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Alan Priim Is this Huddersfield CTC Approved? If you are coming on our rides, then yes, off course it is. You know it will make sense to all of us one day.
26 July 2016, 21:21
Alan Priim Alan Priim 26 July 2016, 20:39
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Alan Priim Robert Andrew Ireland telling us how easy this electric bike riding thing is.
26 July 2016, 21:19
Alan Priim Alan Priim 26 July 2016, 20:39
Photos from Alan Priim's post
Eight hardy souls at the start of the ride tonight. We soon lost David due to fitness reasons. Robert Andrew Ireland turned out on an electric bicycle, with old age comes great wisdom. Me and Simon Lawrence were very happy as we designed this route. That just leaves Ken, Stephen, Jacquie and Jeanne to make eight. Twas a warm dry moody night and the hills were fabulous. Thanks to all that came out and kept me company.
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Jeannie Esley Gough-Daniel Lovely evening ride thank you Alan n the choccie biscuit was a great reward after the hills
27 July 2016, 11:36
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Stephen Kennedy Another excellent wander along the quiet lanes of Huddersfield. Thanks Alan
27 July 2016, 15:25
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Graham Joyce I recognised Stephen Kennedy (and his bike) from a recent tCTC our in France !
27 July 2016, 19:42
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Stephen Kennedy Hello Graham, yes that's me. Somebody asked me which folding bike you took with you to the Cevennes, rgds
28 July 2016, 20:43