HEAL Ride - Rowntree Park Grade

Wednesday 18th September 2013 at 11.00am 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
Meet on the grassy area just past the entrance to Rowntree Park car park Terry Avenue YO23 1JQ
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 5 mins  (1 hours 25 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), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
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 York

If you’re fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

This is a great route that takes you from Rowntree Park in York to open country side by passing many local landmarks. The direction heads out of York passing the Knavesmire and travels past Naburn to the planet. The route is also educational as it teachs us about our solar system with its scale model of the planets and their distances from each other. This version of the route will take us as far as the planet Uranus!

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and 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. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Car Parking
Yes, at Rowntree Park car park, charges apply.
Nearest Train Station
York Train Station, 0.4 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at In the Rowntree Park, 150 yds south of car park.  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Jeremy Sainter
    Jeremy Sainter I started cycling as a kid and had a few adventures on a bike before cycling took a back seat to rugby and fishing as a teenager. At university the bike came out again as a cheap mode of transport and was then swiftly forgotten about until much later in life. I stupidly agreed to do John o’Groats to Lands Ends, yes I know it’s the wrong way round but that’s the way we did it because its downhill all the way! That made me realised that keeping fit, aka cycling, was not something that you could just start and stop so my interest was fired up again. Since then I have lost a good stone in weight (7kgs if your metric) got into mountain biking, running (well sort of) adventure racing and just a general love of the great outdoors. I help organise running and biking events as one of my many jobs and whenever I can I volunteer or help out on event that interests me. I was a volunteer at the Olympics and I’m a volunteer mountain bike trail builder. This year I have volunteered as a Tour maker and I am waiting to hear if I got a place. I plan to keep cycling as long as I can and try to not fall off too often.
  • Peter Hobson
    Peter Hobson Been cycling for years and absolutely love it. I have done the Etape Du Tour 5 times as well as the Alpe D'Huez triathlon, I have also completed my L2 coaching course and from there i hope to gain the Track, road and TT modules and set up a new Club in my local area. After years of Cycling i am now giving back to others the experience i have gained over the years. If you have any questions about cycling then please ask me, i am happy to help. I also love a cup of strong tea white no sugar, or coffee milk 2 sugars and a cake while out on rides. I look forward to seeing you on the rides and having a chat. I am also a qualified St John Ambulance man, so without much further ado, On ya bike, and lets get to the coffee shop.

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Jenny Waddington Thursday 1st October
  • John Elwood Saturday 5th September
  • John Gavin Saturday 27th September Love this route :)
  • Joan Petrie Wednesday 30th July

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