Woolpack and Back!

Saturday 26th January 2013 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
The Woolpack Inn, 20 Main Street Esholt BD17 7QZ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 10 mins  (1 hours 30 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres) 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Bradford

If you're fairly confident on your bike on dirt and gravel surfaces and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Off-Road Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, there is barely a metre of tarmac in sight on these rides so come and enjoy the scrunch of gravel and the squelch of mud under your tyres with us! Rides are between 6 and 15 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

From the famous Woolpack Inn, we will ride to and through Buck Woods, which was once home to a medieval mill and an open-air school for sick children during the first years of the 20th century. We then join the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, riding to the beautiful Calverly Woods before heading back to Esholt village to finish the ride. There will be plenty of time to stop and admire the views all the way round this lovely route of just over 10 miles.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
The minimum age for these rides is 11, there must be no child trailers or child seats, the child capable of riding within the demands of the off-road specification.
Please bring equipment with you to repair punctures.
Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait.

Car Parking
Yes, at surrounding local streets (please do not park in the Woolpack Inn Car Park)
Nearest Train Station
Shipley Station, 3 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at The Woolpack Inn  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Iain Johnson
    Iain Johnson Hi my interest in cycling started in the 80`s as a very keen BMX racer, now my passion for cycling especially for off-road cycling encouraged me to set up my own company in 2005, delivering skills courses and guided rides aound Yorkshire and now I enjoy guiding on the skyride locals. I am really keen to be part of the Off-road rides as well. I currently hold: BCskyride leader with off road Endorsement and route planner. BC Level 2 coach. MIAS Leader Levels 1,2,3,4,5 and mountain bike leader trainer/assessor. MIAS cycle Maintenance Trainer/Assessor. MTBSAR Trainer/Assessor. CTC Technical trail leader and jumps n drops instructor. First aid qualified.
  • Aubrey Cooper
    Aubrey Cooper This is my 6th year with the Skyride project as a Ride Leader. I just enjoy getting out and about on my bike and having some great shared experiences. Bring your family and friends along and hopefully I will see you on the next ride.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Aubrey Cooper Saturday 12th July

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