KCC April riding challenges

Due to popular demand we are starting a summer of monthly challenges.

Spring should be here so to kick things off here are the challenges for April, a gentle start to ease into it. Challenge the club, challenge your friends, challenge your riding group, or challenge yourself., it’s just for fun, and maybe bragging rights 😆

I have got Simon Warrens 100 greatest climbs and climbs of Yorkshire, so I will be raiding those for ideas!

Club challenges for April.

Log your rides on the club strava page, and/or post rides up here, take photos for bragging rights, have fun 🙂

So the challenges, there are plenty to choose from, do them all or just pick the ones you want to try.

1.) It’s spring so time to get out more in the sunshine, total distance cycled in April. (Quick tip, Log your rides in Km’s it will look further 🤣)

2.) Complete a single ride of 30 kilometres/ 20 Miles

3.) Hill climbing local, castle Ings road up to Castlegate, strava segment castle ings 2 segment 2316477 (Time to aim for, 2 minutes)

4.) Hill climbing No 2, White Horse Bank, pick a nice day, the views at the top are worth it, stop half way to admire the white horse up close, the challenge is to reach the top so take a breather if you need/want it. Strava segment White Horse Bank, segment 1565146 (Time to aim for, 8 minutes)

5.) longest ride to a café, bonus kudos for best cake photo 👍

Bonus challenge, it’s cobbled classics season, find some cobbles, however short/long they may be, ride them, take a picture 👍

What a year it has been, but with restrictions lifted we are back to full strength running weekly rides from Chapel Street, starting at 9am. The weather is improving, the sun is out. Time to get back outside.

Back on your bike April 4th 2021

Here we Go! Boris says you can Get on Your Bike and ride with us! April 4th 2021

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and enjoying the start of Spring and warmer toes when on the bike! Good News! Boris says YES to groups of six (and more if from the same household), so let’s get going again from 9am April 4th 2021. Not sure if Easter Sunday is a popular start day or if the sun will be shining, however if you want to burn a few calories before tucking into chocolate treats then I am sure there will be a few who fancy a ride. So… either get onto the Club Facebook page and start a conversation about getting a group together or just turn up for a 9am start (08.50!) on April 4th and we can organise ourselves. We have a few new members who have joined in lock-down so it may be an opportunity to take some newcomers on your favourite ride! If you haven’t been out for a while, don’t beat yourself up, nor hesitate to come – I’ve been out five times since October (!), we can help each other get back to cycling fitness.

Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Let’s Go!


Club Chair

New Cyclist/New to Club Ride Day

Sunday 6th September 2020

If you are one of the many who has dusted off their cycle and taken to the roads during lockdown then Knaresborough Cycling Club invites you to join us on one of our official club rides starting from Sunday September 6th 2020.

If you haven’t cycled with a club before you will be welcomed and helped to find a group that suits your pace and fitness. Join us to explore new routes, meet new people and cycle safely with support on our rides.

For further information contact: amanda.stott@btopenworld.com or via our club facebook page. We look forward to welcoming you’

Covid-19 Update

The club is looking to the first weekend in September as a possible weekend to restart club rides. Of course things may change between then and now, however we will put a mark in the sand and aim to find a way to meet 9am Sunday September 6th 2020

We will be mindful as things unfold over the Summer and review if our Sunday in September plan is safe and unoffensive in the light of what unfolds.

Kit Fit Night


10% Discount off a Club Jersey

Draw for a Club Jersey or Club kit to the value of a club jersey which will be drawn on the night.

The night to try on the new kit – Fit Kit Night is next Sunday October 27th from 7 to 9pm at Knaresborough Cricket Club on Aspin Lane.

If members order on the night they will receive a 10% discount and be entered into the draw for a Club Jersey or Club kit to the value of a club jersey which will be drawn on the night.

The bar will be open so everyone is invited down for a social evening as well as the opportunity to try and buy.


Community Bike Ride – Sunday 15th September


martin house logo

The ride is free to participate, just turn up on the day. We are hosting the event in aid of Martin House so please bring a donation in lieu of refreshments that will await you at Ripley Village Hall. If getting to Ripley (and back!) represents a challenge for you or members of your family then why not get some sponsors?
Medals will be available for children that complete the ride.
Please support the ride. Knaresborough Cycling Club will support you all the way.

Club TT

July 14 – Club annual TT

Could all ride groups plan their routes around being at Rabbit Hill, Arkendale at around 10 .30 please this will accommodate those who want to join in or alternatively support those having a go. The start time of 11am will give opportunity for a group “warm up” ride prior to the event, there’s a cafe at Rabbit Hill so please plan your coffee stop there.

11am. 5ml “Fun” event. From Rabbit Hill to the Walshford roundabout.
Think “Park Run” – happy rivalry between friends. Set your Personal Best and next year compare your improvement!?

After the 5ml fun riders have all started we’ll get the 10ml event started, down to Walshford turn and back – “the race of truth” rider and machine against the clock.

Probably a little more serious, but again based around “friendly rivalry”? Have we got a Steady or Medium rider who can challenge the fast lads and girls? Who is the fastest club member? Who will be the fastest female? There’s only one way to find out – – – RIDE!

Please Note – No warm up rides on the course after 10.30, No Tri bars, aero helmets, TT bikes just normal road bikes – flat bars fine. Each rider will pay £4 ( this covers the compulsory race insurance).
If you have a rear flashing light please use it. See you there

Just one more thing we will need about 5 volunteers for timings and marshalling.

Club Time Trial

KCC Annual Time Trial event
Sunday, 14 July 2019 at 11:00
A168 Arkendale Walshford

5 and 10 mile time trial options – normal road bikes, no special TT bikes or aero bars allowed.