Thursday 30th May 2019 9:30am

Starting from - WF3 4LY
START POINT: Ferry Ln, Stanley, Wakefield WF3 4LT

Meet in the carpark immediately to the Left as you turn off Ferry Lane.

PLEASE ARRIVE 15mins PRIOR TO START TIME TO ENABLE BIKE CHECK & REGISTER TO BE TAKEN.

, WF3 4LY

  • 16.7 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres)
  • 2 hr 30 mins

Starting point




West Yorkshire
WF3 4LY

Stanley Ferry to War Horse Mill Pond Meadows

Starting at Stanley Ferry we join the canal towpath, crossing over the canal at the first swing bridge then heading Left towards Altofts along the canal side.

Following the canal for 3 miles we turn Right to head up through Altofts and Normanton on the Wakefield Wheel.

We follow the Wakefield Wheel route over the old Sharlston Open Cast Mines. We turn Left along High Street onto Wakefield Road to Featherston Lions Rugby Club with access to The War Horse Memorial Sculpture.

The Memorial is a commemoration for WW1 fallen.

Our return journey is on road via Warmfield then onto trails dropping down through South Washlands Woods and on to Stanley Ferry.

This ride is a mix of trails, minor and main roads. Confidence riding on rides is required. We will ride as a group and no one is left behind.

If you are unsure if this ride is for you, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line to chat about it.

CYCLE HELMETS ARE A MUST
You will not be permitted to take part in the ride without a correctly fitting bike helmet.
BIKE LIGHTS: are in must throughout Winter & Autumn months and also late evening rides.

BIKE CHECK
A BIKE CHECK WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON ALL BIKES PRIOR TO THE RIDE.
You will not be ped to take part in the ride if your bike is not sound and roadworthy.
Please ensure you check your bike prior to arriving for the ride.

For more information on how to check and maintain your bike please click on the link below:
https://www.letsride.co.uk/guide/bikes/going-on-a-bike-ride-our-best-tips-before-you-set-off

YOU MUST BRING
Puncture Repair Kit: Tyre Levers, Patches (& Glue if required)
Pump: ensuring the adapter fits YOUR tyres
Spare Inner Tube: ensuring it is the right size for YOUR bike
Tool Kit: including any allen keys and spanner to fit YOUR bike

CONSIDER BRINGING
Water/ Hydration drink
Energy Snacks
Money for refreshments/emergencies
Food for Lunch if not purchasing at café stop
Sun Screen
Sun Glasses
Cap
Extra layers if cold wet weather

WINTER MONTHS CYCLING - During the winter months depending on weather conditions we may unfortunately need to cancel a ride due to safety reasons. Please ensure you check your email notifications from Let's Ride and/or check on Let's Ride website before you leave for the ride to confirm the ride is still taking place.

You will also find ride info on my social media pages:

Breeze: Facebook – @BreezeWWoBs - https://www.facebook.com/BreezeWWoBs/
Guided & Breeze: Facebook - @butworthit - https://www.facebook.com/butworthit/

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A trail and road ride to the War Horse WW1 Memorial at Mill Pond Meadows

A mix of trails, cycleways and minor/major roads

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