All rides start very soon after 7pm.
Distances will vary on each night and will range from 10 miles to 20 miles. The rides will last between 2-3 hours depending on the night (and any mechanicals or similar mishaps). The longer rides tend to be mid season when the evenings stay lighter longer.
I always return to the starting point of each ride, to make sure everyone gets back OK.
It’s not the mileage that matters, as these rides tend to be very lumpy. It’s being out in good company on a relaxed evening ride through some wonderful local countryside and quiet lanes. You do need to be able to ride uphill and down dales for 2-3 hours, but we maintain a steady social pace. And regroup at the top of each hill.
All routes with a link as shown are as a guide only, and subject to change on the night or if anyone in the group has other suggestions.
Ride leader on Tuesdays evenings will be Steve Randerson
Rastrick and Elland
Scammonden / Buckstones
Starting: Paddock Head (HD1 4RB)
Yet another favourite of mine. A longer ride onto Bolster Moor and Golcar Lily. Via Pole Moor and over the very high motorway bridge to Scammonden reservoir. Long drag up to Buckstones Moss and then a long, long flowing descent all the way back to Huddersfield makes it all worthwhile. I hope the sun shines this year.
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Starting: Gynn Lane, Honley (HD9 6JY)
Not just Holme Moss, but the mountain climb included in the 2014 Tour De France. The strong group go to the top and carry on down and round t’other side. The rest of us stop at the top, take in the views and then enjoy the ride back downhill to Honley.
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Starting: Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield (HD5 9AD)
A very much uphill start, climbing out via Fanny Moor Lane and onto and around Castle Hill. Onto Farnley Tyas and via Storthes Hall onto Thurstonland. Around onto Fulstones. Down into New Mill and then good flowing roads all the way back to Huddersfield.
Starting: Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW)
Taking us out towards Stocksmoor and Fulstone and then some smaller back roads to join the Jackson Bridge/Cheesgate Nab climb about a third of the way up. On a good night it’s a glorious valley and climb and well worth a visit. After a rest at the top it’s almost all downhill back home.