Bike on the new Nidderdale Greenway .. Harrogate .. 9 or 11 miles

The new Nidderdale Greenway has been created by reopening the iconic railway viaduct and part of the old Harrogate to Ripon railway line. This was achieved by the work of Harrogate District Council and Sustrans. 99% of our route is suitable for any bike on a tarmac surface. There are two small stretches on unsurfaced and well drained track. Ripley (now infamous for its same as anywhere ice cream) is the main stopping point. We return on the greenway and divert to the Gardeners Arms and a large beer garden. Here we can join the Beryl Burton Way for a few miles heading towards Knaresborough. There is a point where the ride can be extended to Knaresborough for you to enjoy the hill climb back, or head straight back to the start point. Meet at the top of .... "The Avenue" .. Starbeck .. Harrogate

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  • Mike

    Thanks to everyone for coming and specially to the "Harrogate Nights Out and More" Meetup for swelling the numbers. .. no rain , brilliant sunshine and a 9 man team to change and inner tube whilst the rest headed for the pub :-)

    June 23, 2013

  • Mat

    Thanks for organising this, Mike. I really enjoyed it. It was a great cycle ride!!

    June 23, 2013

  • Graham M.

    Not gonna make it along today. Hopefully next time.

    June 23, 2013

  • Gill T

    just seen weather forecast...will see you on next one!

    June 22, 2013

    • Mike

      Cheers Gill .. I hope that remark has not put everyone off !

      June 22, 2013

  • Greg

    Sorry, forgot i was on call

    June 21, 2013

  • Mike

    Good grief ... 19 of us now !

    June 21, 2013

  • Mike

    If you are driving .. Leave H'gate on the Knaresborough Rd .. over the railway x'ing at Starbeck .. then its about the third turning on the left .. its after the shops ... Opposite the park with a big cream property on the corner, turn in there for The Avenue .. continue to the end.

    June 18, 2013

    • Mat

      Thanks for the directions, Mike.

      June 18, 2013

  • Mike

    Including myself .. there is are 13 from Harrogate now .. might have to put a limit on ! Thanks Mat for putting the location on in the right place .. could not work that one out :-)

    June 17, 2013

  • Mat

    Tiffany - this was the ride I mentioned in my email - I got the dates mixed up. Glad you've signed up!

    June 12, 2013

  • Mike

    Hi

    Total update so far for the bike ride, running at 9 happy bikers :-)

    Cheers Mike

    June 11, 2013

    • Mat

      Great stuff, Mike. Looking forward to it.

      June 12, 2013

  • Mike

    Another two from Harrogate have RSVP'd yesterday ..

    June 5, 2013

  • Mike

    Now we are five ... Karen C from the NYM Walking Group is joining us :-)

    June 3, 2013

  • Amy

    This looks great and hope you will repeat it again. I'm a bit booked up throughout June!

    June 2, 2013

    • Mike

      I am away most of July .. on my return, I will see what date in August the majority can attend :-)

      June 2, 2013

  • Neil

    This sounds a nice ride, I will have room for two more cycles on the rack if anyone would like a lift from Horsforth area please get in touch.

    May 31, 2013

  • Jan

    Wow how exciting. Beryl Burton was my cousin and I did not know they had named somewhere the Beryl Burton Way. Thank you so much for posting all the information. Not sure if I can come yet but sure want to have a ride on the Greenway. Jan

    May 30, 2013

  • Mat

    Thanks for posting this, Mike.

    May 30, 2013

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