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With The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep - KDCS offers an exciting selection of cycle rides throughout the local area and beyond. There are social gatherings including slide shows, talks and supper evenings and members are kept up to date with cycling news and issues through this web site, emails and our Facebook pages. KDCS are an affiliated group of Cycling UK.

Monday, July 02, 2018


Last chance for the Hardraw MTB midweek rides.

10.30am start from Thoralby back of village hall GR 000868
30-35k red route heading for West Burton, Carlton Moor, Melmerby, Agglethorpe, Morpeth Scar. Bring packed lunch

Independence Day special. West of Hawes circular. Start 10.30am from Hawes Yorkshire Dales NPCentre ( pay and display ) but free on street parking nearby. Distance 42k -3750 ft of ascent, Hawes, Appersett, The Moorcock, Garsdale station, Dent Fell, Widdale, Newbury Head Moss, West Cam Road, Hawes.

Day3- 5thJuly
Short ride to finish the break. Start 10.30am roads near Castle Bolton GR033919. Distance 24k but can be extended. Ponderledge Scar, Heugh, Windgate sCurrack, Apedale Head, Dents Houses, Castle Bolton.

Accommodation/ daily attendance
For those wishing to stop over on the Tuesday and Wednesday evenings there is a variety of accommodation available - The Green Dragon pub at Hardraw has hotel accommodation, various size bunk rooms from 2 people upwards. There is the Old Hall Cottage campervan / campsite in Hardraw and the Old School Bunkhouse. Allare near the pub. In Hawes down the hill there are pubs, B&B, Hawes Caravan Club site etc. I have booked into the Green Dragon Bunk House in Hardraw. This has good toilets and showers but only a small kitchen area. The pub however is very good and does meals plus it sells great beer.