Horbury Dewsbury Night Ride (Mountain Biking) Route Details

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A nice easy ride around the canals to Dewsbury and back. I cycled it in the dark for a laught which makes it a bit more exciting.


Good solid paths, apart from the diversion up towards Thornhill which can be muddy

Hazards and warnings

Failling in the canal


I set off after work just after 6. It was still light at first, but soon darkness fell. The amount of light pollution in West Yorkshire means it was never really dark, but dark enough to mean that lights need to be good enough to see by, not just be seen.

The industrial area around Ravensthorpe looks pretty spectacular by night. I wish I had taken a mini tripod, as the photos don't do justice to the views, as I couldn't keep the camera steady. 

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