Car Assisted ride to Rufforth – Sunday 11 June 2017

When we were putting together the Summer 2017 Sunday ride programme we were concerned that we included rides that would encourage new riders to join us. That meant the inclusion of some shorter e.g around 30 miles rides, to different destinations e.g car assisted rides, and preferably rides that involved little or nothing in the way of climbing.

Keith Robinson mentioned that he had recently done such a ride from Wetherby to Rufforth in the Vale of York, so we instantly grabbed his hand off and before he could say no we included this as one of the car assisted rides.

The ride will take place on Sunday 11 June; meet Bethel Street Car park Brighouse at 8.45 for a 9.00 departure. The start point at Wetherby is the beginning of the Sustrans Trail at the Old Railway station; details of how to get there will be given when we assemble at Brighouse but for anyone going direct the Satnav address is LS22 6SD – just off the A661. On the basis that it would take about 35- 45 minutes to get to Wetherby from Brighouse along the Motorway and A1(M) the aim is to start the ride proper at 10.00 am.

Details of the route are enclosed https://ridewithgps.com/trips/14770684  you will see that it is almost as flat as can be. There is one cafe stop at Rufforth and Keith says it is highly recommended. The countryside around here is delightful and the route uses quiet roads.

We hope that as many of you as possible can come along for what should be a really good day out. Regular riders might like to think about bringing their partners / children / grandchildren or indeed friends who would like a bit of exercise in a sociable setting.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE BUT DO NOT HAVE YOUR OWN TRANSPORT CAN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND IN ANY EVENT NOT LATER THAN THURSDAY 8 JUNE SO I CAN FIX YOU UP WITH A LIFT. CONVERSELY IF YOU INTEND TO COME ALONG AND HAVE SPACE OR SPACES FOR BUMS OR BIKES CAN YOU ALSO LET ME KNOW – text or phone 0776 332 8804.

Thanks to Keith for suggesting what should be a most enjoyable ride.

Reid Anderson.