Sun, 30 May | Skipton

The Way Of The Dales

Join Mike on this scenic 23 mile ride visiting the scenic Yorkshire Dales and historic Bolton Abbey
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The Way Of The Dales

Time & Location

30 May, 10:45 – 15:45
Skipton, Broughton Rd, Skipton BD23 1RT, UK

About the Event

Event introduction

This ride will be a 10.45am meetup for a 11am start. This 23 mile ride includes a steady elevation of 558 metres or 1830 feet, is suitable for confident beginners and experienced cyclists. If you’ve recently cycled around 20 to 30 miles on open roads and have confidence on roads with traffic, you should be well suited to complete this ride. The event takes place on open roads and quiet country lanes. Highlights of the ride include the stunning scenery of the southern Yorkshire Dales and the historic sights of Bolton Abbey, along with the quaint Yorkshire villages of Burnsall, Cracoe and Barden.

IMPORTANT: If you register for an event and then are unable to attend, unfortunately it's not currently possible to cancel your place directly from our website event pages. Please contact us if you need to cancel as soon as possible so we can give someone else the opportunity to attend.

For safety, you may wish to bring fully charged front and rear lights, this will help to ensure you’re visible to other road users.

Event introduction

This 23 mile ride includes a steady elevation of 558 metres or 1830 feet, is suitable for confident beginners and experienced cyclists. If you’ve recently cycled around 20 to 30 miles on open roads and have confidence on roads with traffic, you should be well suited to complete this ride. The event takes place on open roads and quiet country lanes. Highlights of the ride include the stunning scenery of the southern Yorkshire Dales and the historic sights of Bolton Abbey, along with the quaint Yorkshire villages of Burnsall, Cracoe and Barden. 

Route introduction

A map of the route can be viewed at: https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4279590241

If you have a GPS device or navigation app on your phone, please feel free to download the route for use on the event. This is optional and not required.

Who's welcome on the event?

In a nutshell, everyone, as long as they are respectul of other attendees. PRiDE OUT is an LGBTQ + cycling group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and asexual/ace people. We also welcome allies.

COVID19

We ask that all riders respect social distancing guidelines wherever possible. We encourage riders to bring masks and hand sanitiser, just in case you need them before, during or after the event.

First event?

We know it can be nerve-racking joining a new group or event where you haven’t met anyone before… even for the most confident of people. We’ve all been in the same boat before, so we want to make everyone feel welcome. If you’d appreciate chatting someone before the event or having a buddy to meet you prior to going to the start point, please let us know by sending an email to hello@prideout.co.uk with the subject line ‘request a buddy’.

Pace of the ride

The purpose of the ride is to get some easy exercise at a moderate pace while being able to socialise in a relaxed environment. We will regularly stop to allow people to catch up. We never leave people behind.

Terrain and potential hazards

This bike ride event will be travelling on quieter roads and country lanes.

Hazards you may need to watch out for include open rural roads, with traffic, some hill climbs and descents.

What bike should I use?

This event is suitable for road bike and hybrid bikes that is in good mechanical order. Please have your tyres pumped to the correct pressure and with oil on the chain etc.

Refreshment breaks

There is no planned refreshment stop, but we may be able to stop at shop or cafe on the way if we spot one that's open.

Usually we would have a drink after the event because is a great social opportunity to chat to people you didn't get a chance to during the bike ride. Unfortunately due to COVID19, this may be subject restrictions of no more than 6 in a group and no more than two households, until summer 202 (may vary).

What else should I bring?

We advise you wear a helmet, which is in good condition and fits you, but it's not mandatory. It’s also advised to have working front and rear lights to aid your visibility to other road users. You should also consider bringing some of the following: spare inner tube and tyre levers, any special tools your bike needs, some food or snacks for energy, bottle(s) attached to your bike and plenty of water. Please wear suitable cycling or sports clothing that are appropriate for the time of year and weather forecast. It’s advised to bring working front and rear lights to aid visibility. Please have footwear that is appropriate for your bike. Don't forget suncream (if it's summer) - you just never know with the UK weather!

Meeting point and public transport/parking

We’ll meet outside Skipton Town Hall. Skipton is well served by regular trains, with links to Bradford, Keighley, Leeds, and Lancaster / the North West. There are also several long stay car parks in Skipton town centre. For information on train times and travelling with a bike, visit the Northern Rail website. Information on car parking and charges is available on the Craven Council website.

Any finally…

Have fun on the event. We promise to make you feel welcome and we’re sure you will meet some amazing new people. Please try to avoid cancelling at the last minute - it could deny someone else the opportunity to attend the bike ride. If you have any queries or need assistance, please email hello@prideout.co.uk and we will put you in touch with the event leader.

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