To call us a club might be over egging it a little. We have no constitution, no membership fees, and no fast or slow groups. We are a bunch of people from Monk Fryston and surrounding towns and villages that like a ride out, friendly banter and a café stop on a Sunday morning. We only have one rule - no one gets left behind - the stronger riders will always wait at the top of hills or junctions for the slower ones.
We normally ride on Sundays. Unlike more formal clubs, we set off early and return home before lunch. Departure from Monk Fryston Hall gates is usually at 7am in summer and 8am in winter, with routes being between 30 to 60 miles. Regular destinations include York, Wetherby, Otley, Knaresborough and anywhere within a 40 mile radius of Monk Fryston. As the season progresses we take our bikes to the hills for more challenging rides.
Club activities also include charity rides, sportives, an annual weekend 2 day long distance ride and a . 2011 has seen us ride the Selby Charity ride, the Pontefract Prince of Wales Hospice ride, Wetherby to Filey ride, the Pennine 100 mile and the Chemo Classic.
As well as supporting organised charity rides, we raise funds for Anthony Nolan Trust and the Cochlear Implants Children Support group. In 2011 our Whitehaven to Sunderland Coast to Coast ride raised nearly £1000 for these worthy causes.
Any one is welcome to ride with us, though more proficient cyclists that can average 17mph over 80 miles, may find our rides a little tame!