Gerri will lead a ride along the Wykebeck Valley Way to Temple Newsam. This is mainly on dedicated cycle tracks. She anticipates joining the Temple Newsam Trailway through the woods edging Temple Newsam golf course to see the wonderful display of bluebells. Then once in the grounds of Temple Newsam she may meander through the gardens if the rhododendrons and camellias are in flower.
Gerri will lead a ride to the Maypole Cafe Barwick in Elmet. The distance will be either 15 miles or 24 miles. Priority will be given to any riders preferring the shorter distance. The ride may split into two groups with both distances being available.
Gerri will lead a ride out through Wyke, over a ford then climbing Spear Fir to loop round to Greenscapes Nursery for a well-earned drink and home-made goodies. Finishing the ride via Shadwell and the delightful Whin Moor Lane.
This is one of shorter Saturday rides but also one with the most climbing, but don't worry we always wait for everyone and there is no shame in dismounting and pushing the bike uphill.
Gerri plans to lead a ride through quiet roads and lanes around north Leeds to the Donkey Sanctuary near Lineham Farm. Note at the time of writing (20 February) the Donkey Sanctuary is closed due to Equine Flu, but we hope this will not be the case by the late March.
The return route is via Eccup reservoir, so fairly traffic-free