These photos are taken straight from the Skipton CC facebook group.
Ride Report, Wensleydale Away Day 23rd September.
10 riders met up at the car park in Aysgarth and headed out on what proved to be a shorter, but no less challenging Saturday Social. Taking in three tough climbs;- the hills around Semer Water (including a tricky 25%er, Buttertubs and Redmire, which all rewarded us with cracking descents too. Cafe stop in Thwaite, where not only was the food good, but also bottom dollar price-wise too. Kearton Hotel and Tearooms, well recommended, eggy bread a speciality. Stunning views, great company, so nice to get to another area to ride, and explore. Cheers all, for a stonking ride out. Working on the next one, even now;-)

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Yes let's do more away days, riding on new roads is more fun!

Thanks for a great day out somewhere completely new and hilly!

Did you get a Chance to visit Dales Cycle centre?

Love buttertubs and teeth!

Thanks Andy, a lovely day out - and it didn't rain!!

It was a fantastic day, really really enjoyable! Thanks Andy and Paula.

Butter tubs is one of my fav descent follow by a blasted down swaledale what can you ask for

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Free to a good home. Size 37. My son has outgrown. Good condition.
Well done Skiptons finest at the 3 Peaks XC; Sean Louis McKibben, Stephen Hannigan, Andrew Fletcher & Rick Small. Well done too the supporters, Chris Rose, Peter Lord, Liz Steffanuti, Adam Winthrop & me! It may be a tough event to ride, but supporting is VERY stressful. Chapeau to Bruce Dinsmore for filling out incident reports all day! The trip wires he set were very effective.

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Thanks again for the support Paul and Chris Rose. Very much appreciated.

respect to you all

Thanks to Paula Solloway and Andy Solloway for todays ride. Hard work but rewarded by great countryside. Yorkshire at its best!
Photos from todays away day- hope everybody enjoyed trying out some different hills in Wensleydale!
Just a quick post about this Saturdays Away Day Ride. Taking in some stunning scenery, many quiet roads plus a couple of well known climbs, namely Buttertubs and Redmire. I have sneaked another short, cheeky one in, around Semer Water too;-). We have a spare seat/space in our car for someone, and if anyone else can offer a space or wants a lift, please use this post/thread. I could do with a vague idea of numbers as I plan on forewarning the lunch stop cafe in Thwaite. Just a note that we are meeting at the National Park car park in Aysgarth, (as I have pinpointed!). This is the one down the hill from the village, NOT the one just off the main A road. Looking forward to it.

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Gutted to be missing it - its a great area. Steve and I did Buttertubs in April - it was brilliant!

I won't be out with you this week but what a great route. Don't miss out On a stop at the Dales Cycle centre outside Reeth before Grinton. Fantastic cake and coffee stop before climbing back over to Wensleydale.

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How are you doing Phil,? hope you are feeling a bit better .

Thanks for stepping in Jonathan.
Great ride today.... tough though!
Thanks fast Eddie Ed for towing is back to Skippo!

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Thanks for stepping in Jonathan White, sorry I missed it! Glad the weather stayed fine for everyone πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Not many out today! Was the apocalypse forecast again?

A couple of "small, but perfectly formed" groups went out on both rides. Us "30s" had a swell time too.

Ride reports?? Andy Solloway Jonathan White

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SCC -Sunday Club Ride 

Eight of us met in Skipton and enjoyed a relatively quick ride of approximately 95km out towards Harewood via Otley and Pool. 
Good formation, singling out on the busy stretches, regrouping as necessary.
Some good climbing included via Old Pool Bank & Cringles etc. And a welcome quality Cafe stop in our Otley favorite Bloomfield Square.
Weather was in our favour and back for 1pm.

Thanks all and see you next time!

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Wife took priority this morning guys, next week I'm on the sauce on Saturday night and the week after I'm away, so I'll see you around Christmas for a ride out! 😩

Many thanks for the tow. Felt quick to me!

Made a nice change, visited a new cafe and up old pool bank climb new to me . A good pace and nice compony .

the coffee was excellent competition for Bean Loved

Ride Report - Hebden Bridge 2nd Sept.  A misty morning saw us off from Skipton but the sun soon came out.  Riding with the 30 milers to Earby where we abandoned them to Dales puncture we continued on the flat to Trawden before mounting the rollercoaster through Widdop before dropping on the cobbles of Heptonstall to the fine Towngate cafe (thanks to Simon for the tip off) the bike lock consisted of a gated area also housing stocks which made us behave. After lunch we dropped to Hebden Bridge and began the long climb home, in fact there were so many hills and a number of mechanicals that we - this could be a royal we ;-) decided to miss out the last hill upto Lothersdale and take a slightly easier option back to Skipton.  A good day with great company with a vast age range from teenagers to grandads  - thanks all.

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Good report Cath, it was a great ride - even if there was a bit of huffing and puffing πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Thanks Cath... nice route. Tired legs though!

Cyclocross bike for sale
Steve Wilkinson

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Haha! This was discussed today Christine Preston, had to have a bite of 'keen-wa' on the hill fest πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Ha. Ha. Just to keep the debate rolling Christine, You need to listen to this clip of Farming Today for an informed discussion about pronunciation.

I bet it was an ingredient in all the cakes, it's very Hebden Bridge

I specifically asked for a quinoa-free diet!

Yorkshires largest pothole has now been filled in on High Hill Lane up out of Settle Roy Moorhouse Nick Shore Nick Gillies Simon Lerpiniere Craig Scott Christopher Gibbons πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Does that mean you can hold back on your bunny hopping skills now πŸ‘πŸ»

Looks like a quality job there!

Next they'll probably surface dress it, so it all goes the same shade of grey, and you can't tell where the uneven patches are...

Quality patching that...who checks these clowns work!!!

The kit shop is now open.  It will be open until the end of the month (31st August).  You can access the shop at:

Payment is direct to Milltag.

Youth kit is subsidised 50% by the club. Please contact me directly for youth kit orders.

We will also be ordering stock kit, but numbers will be limited.

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Hi Simon what kit is in stock?

Limited stock at the moment. Christine?

Is there any size medium jerseys and bib shorts?

Hi I need a size large jersey and a size medium bib shorts. Thanks Simon

Cracking ride today, thanks Rick Small for leading. Great weather, fab route and tiptop service at the Knights Table.
Birthday pressie from the wifey πŸ˜€

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....and breathe out!

Who's a smart boy

Bike Pint sounds good to me !

Another rip roaring success of a weekender for SCC. The weather was much kinder than last year, no flooding and apocalyptic rain, just windy and very wet interspersed with sunshine. 3 days riding, 1 Lake District pass, lots of delicious food, more food, great routes and good company.
Thank you to all who shopped, cooked, planned, booked and participated in this years trip. It has been a splendid weekend!
If you have any photos, please share them on here xx

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glad you all had a good time,if i get my knee sorted,i,ll be putting my name down for next year.

Thanks for a great weekend, two great rides with some great people! Just what I needed! #twowheeledtherapy

I'll be there next year, 2 years missed now.....feeling depressed now. 😭. Got to get myself motivated. #struggling.

Tucking into the Friday evening grub at the Bunkhouse

...and at Pooley Bridge

Puncture repair centre

Pick a bike, any one you like!

We're over here!!!

Lunch is served!

A belated - but non the less sincere-to both Caran and Steve for organising the week end-it was splendid! (I just hope that Chris and John will forgive my consumption of the blackberries..?!) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

A belated - but non the less sincere-to both Caran and Steve for organising the week end-it was splendid! (I just hope that Chris and John will forgive my consumption of the blackberries..?!) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


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Today Im mostly repairing inner tubes!

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I'll bring some round πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Thanks everyone for another super SCC weekend away. Views from the bunkbarn & flowers in Brigsteer. Darent take any more on the move photos

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You can't beat it can you 😊

Dramatic views Christine Preston. Hope you enjoyed your solo efforts today. Our shortie was v enjoyable and only I puncture ( not me!)

The new white lines on Gargrave Rd are a tad slippie

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Most white lines are slippy when the road has water on it, best to avoid them.


Tenerife training camp πŸ˜€

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Fooking hell its hot πŸ˜€πŸš΄πŸΊ

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