Tuesday Routes


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 Alan Priim

Compo's Cafe

Starting: Gynn Lane, Honley (HD9 6JY)

A short but uphill ride via Nethertong and Upperthong to Compo’s café for supper. And after supper make your own way home or join together for the short ride all the way back downhill to Honley.

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Highburton

Starting: Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW)

We go straight out to our destination at Highburton. Climb on up to Emley passing the Three Acres restaurant. Onto Grange Moor and across to Gawthorpe and Tandem.
 
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Meltham

Starting: Paddock Head (HD1 4RB)

A picturesque route taking in Blackmoorfoot reservoir and Meltham, onto the greenway and back around and down to Honley.
 
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Bolster Moor

Starting: Paddock Head (HD1 4RB)

A cracking route going up to Bolster Moor and (if it’s a good evening) onto Bradshaw and then dropping down to Manchester Road above Slaithwaite for the ride back to Paddock.
 
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Scapegoat Hill

Starting: Paddock Head (HD1 4RB)

Another lumpy ride taking in Longwood Edge on the way to Outlane and Scapegoat Hill. Looking all the way down and across Huddersfield and then back and down via Golcar
 
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Rastrick and Elland

Starting: Fartown Bar (HD2 2QA)

A new ride for 2016. Our ride leader tonight will be Steve Randerson. The ride will go up through Cowcliffe to Rastrick, then through Elland and up to Exley towards Halifax. Then we join the Calderdale Greenway and head back to Westvale. A steep climb then up to Outlane and back through Grimescar to Fartown. It's a bit lumpy, says Steve, just as we all like it.
 
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Cannon Hall

Starting: Trycycling, Kirkburton (HD8 0NX)

One of my own local (to me anyway) favourite rides. Lots of countryside dropping right down to Cannon Hall. Then climbing all the way back via High Hoyland, Clayton West (with a bit of track suitable for a road bike) and Emley.
 
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Sunny Vale

Starting: Fartown Bar (HD2 2QA)

Be aware … it always rains on the way to Sunny Vale. Riding over the top to Brighouse and thru to the other side to find Sunny Vale. Then climbing above Shibden Hall onto Southowram and back through another side of Brighouse.
 
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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 Buckstone 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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Ravensthorpe

Starting: Cambridge Rd Car Park/Huddersfield (HD1 5BX)

This is the best ride to invite any reluctant cyclists to join us.

The flattest ride of the season via the greenways and onto Ravensthorpe subway via the park. Time for a bite at the Subway and then back the way we came.

No Route as it is a mystery tour on the greenways.
 
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Gunthwaite

Starting: Gynn Lane Honley (HD9 6JY)

Another one of my favourite rides. Lots of up and downs on narrow country lanes. Climb up to Farnley Tyas, onto Fulstones, taking in Snowgate Head, Inchbirchworth reservoir and onto Gunthwaite Hall. Back via Denby Dale and down via New Mill.
 
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Royds Moor Windmills

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 Buckstone 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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Holme Moss

Starting: Gynn Lane, Honley (HD9 6JY)

Not just Holme Moss, but the mountain climb included in that Tour De France in Yorkshire, just 12 months ago. 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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Fulstone

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.
 
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Stainland

Starting: Fartown Bar (HD2 2QA)

My favourite place names and another route I enjoy. Up to Ainley Top and then down the stairs (really). Onto Elland and then Stainland. Back via Outlane dropping back to find Fartown again.
 
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Cheesegate Nab

Starting: Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW)

A new ride for 2016. 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.

 
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Honley

Starting: Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield (HD5 9AD)

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.
 
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Digley Dam

Starting: Gynn Lane, Honley (HD9 6JY)

Same start as the ride to Compo’s via Netherthong 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 Honley making it all worthwhile.
 
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Farnley Tyas

Starting: Somerset Bridge, Huddersfield (HD5 9AD)

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.
 
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Merry Dale

Starting: Paddock Head (HD1 4RB)

Along to Milnsbridge and the climbing into Wellhouses and onto the aptly named Hill Top. From here to the lovely Merry Dale and down a steep descent and narrow lanes to Milnsbridge. Then back to Paddock.
 
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Emley Moor

Starting: Waterloo Morrisons (HD5 8QW)

A lumpy route going via Tandem and Gawthorpe, around to Grange Moor and Emley Mast. The way back depends on the night, but will be a mainly downhill ride back to Waterloo.
 
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