May 15th HAB Sunday Ride Out Saddleworth Moor

Meeting at Dragon Road Lorry Park Harrogate 9.00am for 9.30 depart.

This Sunday we are heading out on an old favourite of mine. West on the A59 to Bolton Bridge, Addingham, through Silsden, Steeton on the back road to Goose Eye, Oakworth and Haworth and to Hebden Bridge for our morning break (HX7 8ET).  Plenty of street parking free for motorcycles, near the market square.  Also plenty of cafes available in the Square or in the nearby streets. It’s usually busy so get in where you can.

All you can eat

After our break, heading for Mytholmroyd and south towards several high open moors with spectacular views and curvy roads, sadly muted with speed limits in places, but fun nevertheless.  Next stop is Slaithwaite (Sla-wit) at the bottom of a steep hill where we can lunch at The Handmade Bakery (HD7 5HA) a cafe on the canal side with plenty of healthy options.

Plenty more to come after lunch so through Marsden and Dobcross before heading across Saddleworth Moor towards Holmfirth but cutting back to Holmbridge & Holme (Moss) and then on to the A628 eastwards. Left turn northwards to the east side of Holmfirth and A635, a stop for fuel before we reach Denby Dale, then northwards for an official ride finish at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (WF4 4LG). We can stop for a drink or an ice cream or just scoot off home on the M1 or even a backroad journey instead & I’m happy to lead that too.

Mileage approx. 120 when we arrive at the YSP around 3.00pm.

Bridge over Baitings Reservoir

I hope you enjoy the ride.

Ride leader-Barry Ring 07847 786 608

Tail end Charlie-Paul Dresser 07515 910 223

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