Hirst Lock to Rodley Nature Reserve Towpath Ride
Wednesday 7th November at 10.30am 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.
|Cycling time||Ride distance||Suitable for||Distance from me||Ride level|
|150 Mins||? Miles||Women only Not all rides are suitable for everyone. This will tell you if the ride is suitable for you and/or your friends and family.||? Miles||
- Starting Point & Postcode
- Car Park near Hirst Lock, Hirst Lane, Shipley, BD18 4NQ BD18 4NQ
- 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.
- 4 hours 0 mins (2 hours 30 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides in Bradford
Meeting at the Hirst Lock Car Park avoids the congested roads of Saltaire though we do pass through this World Heritage site. Mostly towpath or private access road, there is a short stretch of quiet road at Dockfield. We travel along National Cycle Network 66, through Rodley and onto the volunteer operated Nature Reserve. Here we can get a cake and a cuppa, but if you think you will need something more substantial, take a sandwich to eat in the visitor centre. The reserve has several wetland areas populated by a wide variety of birds which can be viewed from any of several hides, should the day prove suitable. Binoculars? Yes if you want.
Note: This is National Stress Awareness Day. What better way to chill out!
On the route we pass through areas of Shipley, Thackley, Esholt, Apperley Bridge, Calverley and Rodley not normally seen from a car, and there are other tea-places where we can stop for refreshment or shorten the ride if necessary.
The total mileage is 17, but as it is an 'out and home' ride it can be shortened.
I would advise that you bring a drink and a snack for top ups along the way, also some money for refreshments when we stop.
Newcomers to Breeze rides are very welcome. Dress appropriately for the weather: several thin layers are best and a rain jacket could come in handy. Wearing a helmet is advisable, though not essential.
The towpath can get very muddy after rain, so please bear this in mind when choosing what to wear for the ride ;-)
I'll look forward to seeing you there!
My number on the day is :- 07940 975 971
- Starting Point
- Car Park near Hirst Lock, Hirst Lane, Shipley, BD18 4NQ
- Starting Postcode
- BD18 4NQ
Meet the Champions
- Judy Robinson
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