Tour De Yorkshire and Afternoon Tea - Any Rider, Any Bike
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A leisurely social bike ride starting off by watching the Tour de Yorkshire go past and followed by a tasty afternoon tea.
Stage 3 of the Men's Race and Stage 2 of the Women's Race of the annual Tour de Yorkshire races through Millhouse Green on the morning of 02 May 2020. Millhouse Green is easy to get to and a good starting point for a leisurely cycle in the Peaks. There is a pub we can enjoy a pint at as it goes past.
Timings of the race have not been released but should be fairly early in the day. Timings will follow as soon as I know them.
Once the race has past, we will jump on our bikes and head down the Trans Pennine Trail towards Dunford Bridge. We will then climb a couple of hills (can't be avoided but don't be scared) to The Oil Can Cafe for afternoon tea (approx £14), yes they do a vegetarian version.
Once we have had our fill, we will either head straight back over the hills back to our starting point or if the weather fine, pop briefly into Holmfirth.
The cycle ride is 30km and will be roughly a couple of hours cycling (not including lunch). This event is open to cyclists of all abilities and bike types. The route can be viewed here.
Road cyclists: Please be aware some paths might be a little rough and bumpy for thin tyres, but doable none the less.
Mountain bikers: 50% of the ride will be on roads. The route is non technical and mountain bikes are a tad overkill but excellent if that is you bike of choice.
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What to bring
Your will need a bike. Any bike should do, so long as it's in reasonable working order.
Apart from your bike you may want some of the following:
- Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
- Food - bring small snacks such as biscuits, energy bars or gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit is great too
- A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water
- Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
- Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs.
- Footwear - Appropriate to your bike
- Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet.
- Bag - Not essential, but if the weather is likely to be changeable or you wish to carry supplies and clothing, a small ruck sack or pannier bags attached to your bike could be very useful. We don't want you getting cold or wet.
- Sun cream - you just never know with the UK weather!
- Bike lock - Keep your bike safe if we go for a drink
Food & drink
We will stop at the Oil Can Cafe for Afternoon tea.