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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardAThackeray View Post
    Did either of you find a Club to join??
    I joined Ilkley but oddly I haven't ridden with them once!

    I think there are several reasons for that, one being a lack of time to do any sport last year. However, I also have some issues with Ilkley Club based on what I see on their FB page. Ladies rides seem to be dog slow. Men's / mixed rides seem to be very fast and long. There seems to be little for the inbetweeners like me. Plus a lot of their rides seem to be during the day and during the week. Does no one work?

    Not sure if I'll stay in the club. Not much point if I'm not tempted to ride with them!

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    I'm sure you could find someone in the Club at your level/abilities??

    Isn't there supposed to be about 1,000 members??, granted - not all in Ilkley!!
    Generally to be found plodding along with 'www.ackworthroadrunnersandac.co.uk'

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    I live half an hour from Ilkley!!!.....and any other town with a club. That's half the problem.

    Personally I find the size of the club more off-putting. It makes it harder, not easier, to find those of equal ability / aspirations.

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    Flopsy, have you considered Harrogate Cappucino? They are a bit more relaxed than Harrogate Nova and have specific ladies groups that go out at weekends, in fact I have a friend who lives in Pateley and goes out with them regularly - you probably know her!

    http://cappuccinoclub.co.uk/

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    Do I know her? What's her name.

    Yes, Cappucino was in it's infancy when I left Harrogate and seemed more of a social club than a bike club but it seems to have grown now. I'd still want to know what the pace the girl group did. Or more importantly there attitude to their ride. I'm no sure why so many girl bike groups seem to just want to ride slowly and stop at as many cafes as they can. Surely there are other girls who want to cycle at a progressive pace but just can't physically keep up with the fast blokes?

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