This break is designed to cater for KDCS mountain bikers and road riders and provides the option to join any of the proposed/ suggested rides on either a day visit basis or staying in the area on a DIY find your own accommodation basis. Accommodation is available through hostels/ bunkhouses, camping, camper van, pubs and Hotels, B&B's etc. Near Hawes there is the Green Dragon Inn at Hardraw which offers B&B in the pub, camping and self catering in lodges ( en suite ) and the bunkhouse with rooms for 2, 4 and 6 people ( latter £17.50 per person per night ). Also in Hardraw is a more traditional bunkhouse at the Old School Bunkhouse. This has a main room and a couple of smaller rooms to suit families. In Keld over in Swaledale there is Keld Bunk Barn, Yurts and camping. Over in Reeth there is camping, bunk houses and the YHA at Grinton.
Proposed rides are as follows:-
MTB ride - tour of Swaledale from Reeth - 20 miles
A 20 mile ride with 4165 ft of climbing starting in Reeth and going via Grinton, Harkerside Moor, Low Row, Gunnerside, winterings edge, Bunton, Great Pinseat, Helaugh and back to Reeth. There is an opt out option to shorten this loop by going via Feetham. Start Reeth centre from near the Black Bull pub 10.30am. SE038993 graded red.
Road Ride - Reeth circular via Tanhill - 27 miles
A moderate to strenuous ride several climbs including that to Tan Hill ( 1758ft ) Route is Reeth, Arkengarthdale, Whaw, Tan Hill, Keld, Muker, Gunnerside, Feetham, Healaugh, Reeth. Start Black Bull pub centre of Reeth 10.30am. SE038993
MTB ride Arkenthdale 16.25 miles
Start Langthwaite NZ005022- through the mine workings to Whaw Moor, Whaw, more mines around Booze Moor, Moresdale Ridge, Washfold, Hurst, Booze and back into Langthwaite. ( 3265ft of climbing ) graded red.
Road ride- Hawes circular 30 miles
Start Hawes main car park by the YDNP centre, out to Fleet Moss, Outershaw, Langstroth dale, Hubberholme, Bishopdale, Aysgarth, Carperby, Askrigg, Hawes. Strenuous ride with climbing. Start Hawes YDNP centre 10.30am
Day 3 - 14.7.17
Leisure day with options to take in tourist spots - museum and visitors centre, rope works and Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, Aysgarth falls etc. Short rides options if wanted could be:-
MTB - 2 loops from Hardraw
Loop 1 - Abbotside Common and Sedbusk 10k 1000ft of climbing
Loop 2 - Hearne top and Cotterdale 12k 1000ft of climbing
Start Hardraw 866913 Green Dragon Pub. 10.30am
Road ride - Hardraw circular
20+ miles taking in Burtersett, Countersett, Bainbridge, Askrigg?, and back along the YD cycleway to Hardraw. Start Hardraw 866913 Green Dragon pub 10.30 am
These rides will require leaders. Steve Warner will take the lead for the MTB rides and will happily brief volunteer leaders for the road rides.