I hope some of you will be up for a brief but interesting ride prior to getting too involved in the Christmas season. This will be the last official ride before Christmas. The ride out on Sunday 19th December has taken into account the limited daylight and possible problems with the weather, not to mention the dreaded Omicron variant! The exact route will depend on these issues, which may cause route changes on the day, or in the worst case, sadly, cancellation. However, all being well we will depart from ASDA lorry park on Dragon Road, Harrogate at 9.30am hopefully with the sun shining on an unseasonably warm day!! We will take the direct popular main road route to the Biker Café at Bellerby via Ripon and Leyburn for an indulgence of Spam and Egg sandwiches or similar.
From Bellerby we will travel to Reeth then onwards through Gunnerside and Muker, finally diving down via the Buttertubs Pass and stopping in Hawes for lunch.
Lunch Venue to be decided on the day!
After lunch, returning via Kettlewell, Grassington and Pateley Bridge finishing at Ripley.
Ice Cream for the hardy? The aim at this stage is to get back before the darkness and cold spoil things.
The total distance of the ride is 110 miles so most bikes should make it on one tank.
Please Note. Weather: If freezing conditions or snow are forecast the ride will be cancelled so check your phones before setting out.
Covid: If you have symptoms please do not attend.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Bob and Andy