Cycle clubs and local groups

Wheel Easy
07711 294265
info@wheel-easy.org.uk
www.wheel-easy.org.uk

Harrogate Wheel Easy started in 2006 and is one of the largest leisure cycling clubs in the UK. It's for people who like the idea of leisurely and more challenging cycle rides in Harrogate and the surrounding countryside. The aim is to encourage people of all levels of cycling ability to experience the pleasures of cycling, one of the best and most enjoyable ways of keeping fit, as well as being the most environmentally friendly form of transport.

CBAD (Cyclists Beating Anxiety and Depression)
www.cbad.club

CBAD is based on a simple idea...that riding our bikes together helps us feel better. If you suffer with anxiety, stress or depression, or maybe you're simply having a tough time of things at the moment, please join CBAD for a ride. The big vision is to create a CBAD cycling community in every town and city across the UK. They help workplaces to build cycling into their Wellbeing Strategy - helping stressed-out employees regain their mental and physical wellbeing. Rides take place from the Stray right in the heart of Harrogate.

Cappuccino Cycling Club
01423 524601
cappuccinoclub.co.uk

The aim of the club is to enjoy and promote road cycling in one of the most beautiful areas of the country and to do this in a friendly and enjoyable environment. Primarily road cyclists (drop-bar) and a typical run out will involve a route from Harrogate, which will normally be around 50 miles on weekend club runs, and most of the time does involve stopping off at a cafe to recharge batteries with coffee and cakes. Normally advise new members that they should not be beginners to road cycling and have a reasonable level of fitness.

Harrogate Nova

A warm welcome from all in the Harrogate Nova, Harrogate's oldest Cycling club. Harrogate Nova is affiliated to British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials and members take part in many aspects of the sport including time trials, road racing, cyclocross, sportives, mountain biking and just riding for pleasure.

Knaresborough Spinners
07720 591128
www.knaresborough-spinners.org.uk

Whether you are dusting off an old bike, taking ownership of a new one or regularly take to the roads to do 20, 40, 60 plus miles then join Knaresborough Spinners. Be part of a wider community of people who wish to socialise, get fitter, get faster, go for longer and try out new routes with others. All you need is to be over 18 (or over 16 with a nominated guardian for the ride), have a bike in good working order and a helmet.

Ripon Cycling Club
01765 635202
info@riponcyclingclub.co.uk

Many members have started with the leisure rides and then with improved fitness, and bike performance, have moved on to longer and faster rides. Most of the rides are local to North Yorkshire but over the years the more adventurous riders have ridden the highest peaks of the Pyrenees, cycled from Edinburgh to London and completed the Coast to Coast ride in a day. The sister club is Wheel Easy in Harrogate and periodically organise joint events with them. Affiliated to the UK's National Cyclists' Organisation, the CTC.

Ripon City Cycling Club

Ripon City Cycling Club is a new club affiliated to British Cycling in an enviable position, close to the Yorkshire dales and moors as well as on the route of the 2014 Tour de France. The club is a friendly and casual club that caters for cyclists of all abilities so whether you're new to cycling or a seasoned cyclist we will have the right rides to suit you. Mostly ride on the road and aims to complete a number of sportives and charity rides each year. MTB rides will also be organised less frequently to trail centres such as Dalby Forest and will also go up and around the Pateley Bridge area.

Local Groups

Harrogate District Cycle Action

Harrogate District Cycle Action is the new name for what was the Harrogate Cycle Group. They are working with and lobbying local government to improve cycling infrastructure and promote cycling as a sustainable form of transport in Harrogate. They are all volunteers and meet as a group roughly four times a year with sub-groups involved in specific tasks for example assisting with sign-age and looking at future routes they wish to prioritise.

Hedgehog cycling
www.hedgehogcycling.co.uk/index.html

The Tour de France in Yorkshire has been and gone, but Hedgehog Cycling is still going strong. In keeping with its origins, it covers the Tour de France, and cycling in Yorkshire, including the Tour de Yorkshire, and guides to Yorkshire cycle routes.