Welcome To The North York Moors Group
Who are we?
We are a group of riders from the area centred on the North York Moors and we are very fortunate in having hundreds of miles of bridleways, forest tracks, and very quiet country lanes in our area which covers the North York Moors National Park, Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty and the Yorkshire Wolds. We organise social rides with a good mix of off-road, ride-able tracks and quieter lanes in these areas. Ride attendance varies often 10 or more riders, occasionally only 4 or 5, they join us from a wide area from south to the Humber, North to the Tees, East ti the coast and west to the Dales.
When are our rides held?
Currently, we organise rides on the first and third Tuesday of each month, some weekends, and rides on other days if members would like this to happen. Length of rides can vary depending on the time of year, type of road/track and because we are in a hilly area the amount of climbing necessary, some can be 15 miles others 25 to 30 miles. When longer rides are planned we try to route them so a shorter option is available for those who feel they do not wish to go the full route. In winter when tracks are out of condition we may do more rides on minor roads and forest tracks. Nearly all rides are planned to avoid busy roads.
What time and from where?
Our rides normally meet at 10 a.m. and where possible we start rides from local cafes. Full details of planned destinations are published on the RSF website calendar.
If you are traveling some distance to join us please let us know in advance. If you are delayed en route then we shall wait for you! We normally try to find a cafe or country pub for a lunch stop, however, in winter many cafes and pubs are not open so bringing a packed lunch may sometimes be the norm. We hope to have time to enjoy the views, have a chat, and to stop to look at interesting places. All our rides are published on the RSF web site, we also email ride schedules to those who are interested and let us know.
Looks good, can I come along?
Non-members are welcome to join us for a ride or two before making the decision to join the RSF.
Grade 1 – easy-going on made-up tracks, bridleways, and minor roads, minimum technical difficulty.
Grade 2 – moderate may include single tracks and the occasional short technical section.
Grade 3 – hard extended rides on single tracks with technical sections