Cycling

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The route maps on this page have been created using PLOT A ROUTE  and have been sourced from local knowledge.

All routes in this directory follow established bridleways & footpaths and every effort has been made to ensure that trespassing is not committed.

Please only venture out on LOCAL routes you can access on foot or bicycle whilst the UK is in a National Lockdown.

Ripon Together, its subsidiaries & partners cannot be held responsible for any injuries or confrontations received whilst undertaking a route from this website.

All users are responsible for their OWN safety whilst undertaking any activities.

Please close all gates after you have gone through and refrain from trespassing onto private land or farmer’s fields.

Family Friendly Routes

St Wilfrid's Procession

Distance: 3.1 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

An easy ride following the annual St Wilfrid’s Procession route that is suitable for all the family.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Littlethorpe Short Circuit

Distance: 2.9 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

An easy ride through Littlethorpe that is suitable for all the family.

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Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

On-Road Routes

Skelton Circuit

Distance: 12 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate circular route that passes through Sharow & Marton Le Moor before looping back past Newby Hall & through Skelton village on the way back to Ripon.

(This route involves having to ride through Boroughbridge town centre which can be busy with other traffic, depending on the time of day).

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Grewelthorpe Circuit

Distance: 14.4 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate circular route that passes through Galphay & Kirkby Malzeard before reaching the half way point at Grewelthorpe and looping back down Kirkby Road into Ripon.

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Markington Circuit

Distance: 15.9 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate circular route that passes through Bishop Monkton & Burton Leonard before looping back through Markington & Studley Royal on the return journey towards Ripon.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Ilton Moor Circuit

Distance: 20.1 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

An intermediate route involving over 1000ft of climbing and remote moorland.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Topcliffe Circuit

Distance: 27.1 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

An intermediate route that loops through Topcliffe & Wath.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Great Ouseburn Circuit

Distance: 32.3 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A flat but long circular route to Great Ouseburn, returning through Aldborough & Boroughbridge.

(This route involves having to ride through Boroughbridge town centre which can be busy with other traffic, depending on the time of day).

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Constable Burton Circuit

Distance: 45.2 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A challenging circular route encompassing Masham & Constable Burton.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Robin Hood's Bay

Distance: 116.0 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A very challenging route for experienced road cyclists to Robin Hoods Bay, involving over 9000ft of climbing.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Kirkby Malzeard Circuit

Distance: 13.6 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate circular route that starts in Ripon Market Square before heading out on Studley Road to Galphay, from where the route then loops through Kirkby Malzeard via Laverton.

(Both Studley Road & Kirkby Road can be very busy and vehicles often pass very close and at high speeds due to the narrowness of the roads.)

(This route may not be suitable for families or in-experienced cyclists)

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel..

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Boroughbridge Circuit

Distance: 14.5 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A simple flat circular route that starts at the white bridge on Boroughbridge Road and loops through Roecliffe, Boroughbridge and Skelton On Ure before ending at the start point.

(This route involves having to ride through Boroughbridge town centre which can be busy with other traffic, depending on the time of day).

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Staveley Circuit

Distance: 18 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate circular route that passes through Bishop Monkton & Saveley before looping back through Boroughbridge on its way back towards Ripon.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Cundall Circuit

Distance: 20.7 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A relatively flat route, taking in Cundall, Milby & Boroughbridge.

(This route involves having to ride through Boroughbridge town centre which can be busy with other traffic, depending on the time of day).

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Pateley Moor Circuit

Distance: 27.6 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A semi challenging ride involving over 2200ft of climbing and remote moorland.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Jervaulx & Bedale Circuit

Distance: 37.1 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A challenging circular route encompassing Bedale, Masham & Jervaulx Abbey.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

York Circuit

Distance: 62.3 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A flat ride to York, taking in Aldborough, Upper & Lower Dunsforth & Great Ouseburn.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Tour De Dales

Distance: 118.1 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A very challenging route for experienced road cyclists encompassing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks & Ribblehead Viaduct.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

West Tanfield Circuit

Distance: 14.3 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate circular route that starts in Ripon Market Square before heading up Hutton Bank to the village of Wath, from where the route diverts left down the side of the river Ure to the village of West Tanfield.

From West Tanfield, there is a choice to either take a mix of bridle paths and tracks or follow the main road back down to North Stainley, from where the route switches again to the main bridle path running through Ripon Parks and back towards Ripon.

The bridle path ends at Ripon City Golf Club on Palace Road and it is a short ride back to the Market Square where the route started.

(The main road between West Tanfield & North Stainley is a very fast stretch with vehicles passing extremely close at high speeds. It is therefore strongly advised to turn off the main road and follow the signposted bridle path from the centre of the village back to North Stainley)

(It is advisable to use the pavement on the left hand side of Hutton Bank when ascending/ descending as it is often very busy on this stretch of road with large vehicles requiring excess space)

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Laverton Circuit

Distance: 18.5 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate circular route that loops through Galphay, Kirkby Malzeard and Laverton.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Masham Circuit

Distance: 22.3 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate ride to Masham taking in Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard & West Tanfield.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Knaresborough Circuit

Distance: 26.3 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A circular route to Knaresborough via Ripley & the Nidderdale Greenway.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Thornton Watlass Circuit

Distance: 30.0 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A moderate route with over 1500ft of climbing encompassing Masham, Snape & Grewelthorpe.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Ride Of The Hawks

Distance: 37.8 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A challenging circular route encompassing Trapping Hill, Lofthouse & Pateley Bridge.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Moonglu Century

Distance: 100.1 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

An extremely challenging 100 mile ride accross the Yorkshire Dales for experienced road cyclists.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Way Of The Roses (C2C)

Distance: 171.4 Miles

Route Type: On-Road

A very challenging route for experienced road cyclists, starting in Morecambe & ending in Bridlington.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Off-Road & Mixed Terrain Routes

Spinny Hill

Distance: 0.7 Miles

Route Type: Off-Road

A small pocket of woodland just off Whitcliffe Lane with jumps and offroad trails.

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Brimham Blast

Distance: 9 Miles

Route Type: Mixed

A circular mixed terrain ride around Brimham Moor & Summerbridge.

This route is situated in a fairly remote location & there is often NO mobile phone reception so please ensure you do NOT ride alone.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel once again.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Nidderdale Loop

Distance: 13 Miles

Route Type: Mixed

A circular mixed terrain ride around Lofthouse & Gouthwaite Reservoir.

This route is situated in a fairly remote location & there is often NO mobile phone reception so please ensure you do NOT ride alone.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel once again.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Hell Wath Circuit

Distance: 2.7 Miles

Route Type: Off-Road

A mixed road and off-road circuit that encompasses Hell Wath & Whitcliffe Lane.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Brimham Loop

Distance: 10 Miles

Route Type: Mixed

A circular mixed terrain ride around Brimham Moor & Summerbridge.

This route is situated in a fairly remote location & there is often NO mobile phone reception so please ensure you do NOT ride alone.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel once again.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Tour Of Nidderdale

Distance: 15 Miles

Route Type: Mixed

A circular off-road ride starting at the remote but picturesque Scar House Reservoir and heading along some of the valleys that lie within Nidderdale.

This route is situated in a fairly remote location & there is often NO mobile phone reception so please ensure you do NOT ride alone.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown, Scar House Reservoir is currently CLOSED to the public with regular police & Yorkshire Water patrols, preventing access.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel once again.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Scar House Reservoir Circuit

Distance: 6.7 Miles

Route Type: Off-Road

A circular off-road ride around the remote but picturesque Scar House Reservoir in Nidderdale.

This route is situated in a fairly remote location & there is often NO mobile phone reception so please ensure you do NOT ride alone.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown, Scar House Reservoir is currently CLOSED to the public with regular police & Yorkshire Water patrols, preventing access.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel once again.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Gouthwaite Reservoir

Distance: 12 Miles

Route Type: Mixed

A circular mixed terrain ride around the picturesque Gouthwaite Reservoir in Nidderdale.

This route is situated in a fairly remote location & there is often NO mobile phone reception so please ensure you do NOT ride alone.

Due to the ongoing national lockdown government advice dictates to exercise locally.

Please only attempt this route if you live within a feasible walking or cycling distance.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel once again.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

Great Greenhow

Distance: 25 Miles

Route Type: Mixed

A circular off-road ride starting in the main car park in Pateley Bridge and weaving its way across a mix of road and off-road terrain until ending once again in Pateley Bridge.

This route is situated in a fairly remote location & there is often NO mobile phone reception so please ensure you do NOT ride alone.

Please do NOT drive to this location until the government allows non-essential travel once again.

Click HERE to download the route and more information.

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