Club Rides

The club offers a number of arranged road rides, the most popular ones being:

Tuesday Night

Thursday Night

Sunday Morning

In addition, there are additional group rides such as the Moonzwift rides details of which are communicated via the club Whatsapp groups.

Tuesday Night Relaxed Riding Club

Tuesday Nights were never the same after the introduction of the ‘Tuesday Night Relaxed Riding Club’ (TNRRC).

TNRRC is a group ride that is based around a shorter route than the Thursday rides and most importantly at a social pace to suit the slowest rider in the group with an eye open for local wildlife! The emphasis during the ride is heavily on the social side of cycling in a group and the fine honing of freewheeling skills. As a result, these rides have become a favourite amongst club members since their introduction.

Our Tuesday evening rides will begin on 9th April

Thursday Night Road Rides

Thursday night rides are the focal point of the club.


Our Thursday evening club ride campaign will begin on 4th April

Riders should begin to congregate on Ripon Market Square from 6.15pm ready to ride at 6.30pm. All riders are required to have at least a rear light fitted for the first few weeks until the daylight hours extend. If conditions are poor a front light may be sensible too.

The number of groups will always be dependent on how many riders attend with a maximum of 12 per group. Groups will then be split on speed. In addition to our Group 1 (22mph+), Group 2 (20mph+) and Group 3 (18mph+) the club will organise a steady group. We aim to offer groups that cover as many different abilities as possible.


We congregate at Ripon Market Square at 18:15pm for departure at 18:30.


Ripon Market Square:

Post-ride debrief

For all groups, and the most popular part of the evening for some, at Ripon Football Club on Mallorie Park.

Club Rules

Please familiarise yourself with The Club Rules before participating in any club ride.

Thursday Night Road Routes


Sunday rides are the backbone of most UK clubs.

At Moonglu CC, groups covering most abilities leaves Ripon Market Square at 09.00 at a speed suitable for all participating riders. The routes vary in distance between 40 and 100 miles, with short-cut options where possible. In time-honoured tradition, we often stop at one of our favourite cafés for brunch. There are designated experienced ride leaders who know the routes and can help with pacing, punctures and mechanical issues should anything go wrong. Riders are encouraged to suggest routes in the club whatsapp road rides group.

Rides will be subject to weather conditions. If poor conditions are forecast be prepared for little or no members meeting on the square. Either our Facebook group or our club ‘Road rides’ whatsapp group is the best way to keep up to date with Sunday ride plans. N/b Lights are mandatory on all rides from 1 September.

Sunday Road Routes

  1. Ellerton
  2. Hampsthwaite
  3. Lumpy Blubberhouses
  4. Beningbrough
  5. Boxing day Route
  6. East Witton
  7. Northallerton
  8. Leyburn
  9. Byland Abbey
  10. Walshford – BBridge – Pickhill
  11. Masham – Bedale
  12. Easingwold
  13. Danby Wiske
  14. Kilburn & The High Roads
  15. Wetherby, Melmerby
  16. Kirklington Sessay BBridge
  17. Catterick Masham
  18. Bedale – Ouseburn
  19. Middleham
  20. Catterick – Northallerton

Moonglu Club 100 Miler

Non Ripon Rides

  1. Helmsley – Bransdale


  • The Cavendish Pavillion Riverside Café, Bolton Abbey, 01756 710245
  • Zarina’s, Kettlewell, Skipton, 01756 761188
  • Toft Ban Gate, Greenhow, 01423 712118
  • Sykes’s House, Askrigg, 01969 650535
  • The White Swan, Thornton-Le-Clay, 01653 618286
  • Ye Olde Naked Man Café, Settle, 01729 822652
  • Yorks of Thirsk, Thirsk, 01845 526776
  • Tan Hill Inn, Reeth, 01833 628246
  • Suncatchers Café, Masham, 01765 688809
  • Darley Mill Centre, Darley, 01423 780857
  • The Curious Table, Easingwold, 01347 823434
  • Penny Garth Café, Hawes, 01969 667066
  • Sophies, Harrogate, 01423 779219
  • The Dales Bike Centre, Fremington, Richmond, 01748 884908
  • Prologue Performance Cycling, Harrogate, 01423 503000
  • Caffe Rosso, Harrogate, 07915 554348
  • The White Swan, Wighill, 01937 832217

Off-Road Rides