Here are some popular routes from Queensbury, from 3 miles to 15 miles.
Routes start and finish at Cafe 72, West End, Queensbury, BD13 2ER. (site of old Firth Cycles shop).
Roper Lane Ramble
3 miles; 196ft ascent.
An introductory ride taking in the views over Calderdale.
For route, visit http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4699379
Make for Moscow
9.5 miles, 660ft ascent
Main Road to Denholme Gate, then back roads to the Rock and Heifer, passing Moscow and Egypt. Option to stop at New Inn for drink.
To the End of the World
9.0 miles, 730 ft ascent
Take the Great Northern Railway Trail to Thornton, then climb up through the Cemetery (short non-paved section) to Thornton, pass Worlds End View then back up the Brighouse-Denholme Road.
15 miles, 1260 ft ascent
Main road to Denholme Gate, then back roads and traffic-free trail to Coldspring Mills for a cuppa, crossing the impressive Hewenden Viaduct. Return the same way.
[Option to travel out via ‘5 Flags’ – includes main road section, and off road bridle path – 1.5 miles shorter!]
Shibden Valley Spin
5.0 miles, 525 ft ascent
Drop down into the delightful Shibden Valley, then cross to Shelf (stopping for coffee or ice cream at Robinsons Farm Shop) and back up Cock Hill. This route avoids main roads. (May be done in reverse)
8 miles, 700 ft ascent
Off to the Raggalds, then down to Bradshaw and over to Ogden for a refreshment stop at Boggart Brigg Tea Room. Then a steep push up Ned Hill before pleasant descent along Perseverance Hill and back along Roper Lane with good views.
Tour O’ World
16 miles, 1500 ft ascent
Queensbury’s answer to the Tour de France! This challenging ride visits many foreign parts around Queensbury – from Moscow to Egypt and Florida via the Bay of Biscay! It has its share of hills, and a few sections of main road. Almost completely on-road.
The Ogden Loop
9.2 miles OFF-ROAD, 950ft ascent
Start in the Denholme Velvet Car Park on the A629 (next to the Barn Farm Shop). Take rough tracks up to Cold Edge Road, then along past the windmills and down to Ogden Water before returning to the start.