Riding Groups

Regular club rides

Weekly and fortnightly rides

There are regular Club rides during a week. These rides are usually listed on the Rides App although rides are often listed quite close to the ride time itself. To check for up-to-date information, consider joining the appropriate message forum, where specified.

Rides start from the Buttercross, Otley BX map unless otherwise stated. Cyclists are free to join any of the rides for as much or as little of the ride as their time permits. All types of bikes are welcome including ebikes. We operate a ‘try before you buy’ policy, so feel free to join one or two rides before paying your membership fee.

If you fancy being a ride leader, as a club member you can also post your own ride on the Rides App and expect a group to join you. It is also a good idea to share the ride on the Otley Cycle Club Members Group page on Facebook which, as its name suggests, is only open to members.

Here is an overview of the regular rides that the Club hopes to make available and the groups that participate in them. Ride times and start locations may differ from those listed below and so you should always check ride details against the Rides App but this is where and when club members have usually ridden together:

Tuesday, 10.00. Bolton Abbey Dash (Social Series).
Tuesday, 19.00. Road Racing Development Sessions - Youth, Junior, U23, Senior at Brownlee. Book through Trybooking
Wednesday, 19.00. Wednesday Evening Social Series Rides (mainly in Summer).
Thursday, 9.00. Mountain Goats (start times vary).
Thursday, 9.00. Fortnightly, Zephyr (B Section) ride.
Thursday, 18.15. Summer, Triangle Time Trials.
Friday, 18.15. PHGS children’s coaching (primary aged – book in blocks).
Saturday, 9.00. Fortnightly, Summer, Mini-Flyers (when sufficient parents available),
Saturday, 9.15. Fortnightly, Gentle Social Ride.
Sunday, 9.15. Fortnightly Storm, B Section and Social Series rides (A Section removed for time being).

Regular non-club cycling events of interest:

Monday, 17.00. Women and Girl’s Pay & Pedal Cycling at the Brownlee Centre.
Monday, 18.45. West Riding Junior Grass Track League at Roundhay Park.
Wednesday, 19.00 in summer, Sunday in winter Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross series across various locations in Yorkshire.

If you are interested in a ride and none is listed, please post on the Otley Cycle Club Members Group page on Facebook that you are interested to see if a ride can be arranged. Please try not to arrange regular rides privately or through Facebook only, we need Club members to commit to arranging rides through the Rides App to get the very best out of the website.

You will find further details of each ride group on the individual web pages immediately following this page at Regular Rides