HAB Weekday Ride Out with Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 14th Dec
The weather forecast was good for the Wednesday ride out to the Bay Horse in Great Broughton, although as we left Ripley Car Park up the back road to Fountains Abbey / Markington, the mist was very patchy and as times my Visor, Screen and Mirrors were all instantly obscured.
On and Off with the mist on the way up through Kirkby Malzeard to Masham where we stopped for coffee. “Great roads apart from the mud” was heard, followed by “what mud, I didn’t see any?” from Roy.
An enjoyable Coffee stop at Masham with Toasted Teacakes for ‘second breakfast’, and good to meet up with the Ilkley contingent.
From there we set out, to Bedale and around the outskirts of Northallerton. The sun had come out, the mist had cleared and we travelled on fantastic dry roads and on to the Bay Horse.
Christmas Lunch was very enjoyable and Chris got us all in the party mood with party poppers and crackers.
After lunch we headed back on the B1257 to Helmsley then A170 over Sutton Bank to Thirsk and A168 to Morrison’s in Boroughbridge.
A brilliant day, a great route, fabulous roads and Great Company!
I’m already looking forward to the January Weekday Ride Out on Wednesday 11th Jan.