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WEEKEND SOCIAL CYCLE TO HARROGATE 6th & 7th July 2019

WEEKEND SOCIAL CYCLE TO HARROGATE
6th & 7th July 2019

Meet at 10.30am outside The Fox Holgate Road.

Head out of York and pick up the cycle track that runs behind Harewood Whin to Rufforth. Stop for a coffee in Rufforth coffee shop. Leave Rufforth and head to the Spotted Ox in Tockwith which opens at midday. From Tockwith cycle over the A1 to Knaresborough where we can stop for lunch and enjoy a pint in Blind Jacks. Leave Knaresborough and cycle to Harrogate.
On arriving in Harrogate we should be able to lock our bikes on the train station platform and leave them there overnight. We can enjoy a drink in the Station Tap before checking in to booked accommodation.
There is plenty of accommodation in Harrogate including:
Travelodge x2
Premier Inn (You can take cycles to your room) try and book 1st Floor
The Crown Hotel
The Old Swan
I’m sure other accommodation is available, please book your own accommodation.
Harrogate has some fine pubs to visit including, The Little Ale House, Cold Bath Brewing, Major Toms Social, Hales Bar, and The Old Bell Tavern.
The return journey.
Leave Harrogate at approx. 10am. One possible route back is to head towards Knaresborough then head north to The Crown Inn Roecliffe and Boroughbridge. From there we could stop at The Aldwark Arms then cross country to The Mended Drum in Huby, with a final stage of the cycle south back into York.
The route back is not set in stone and can be altered depending on the weather or other routes/ pubs that people on the ride know of.
Please confirm via email if you are coming along. richiebardo@yahoo.co.uk
Looking forward to a good weekend.
Richard Kettlestring