Meet at Morrisons, Boroughbridge from 9am for 9.30am start.
From Boroughbridge, the route heads north to Asenby and Topcliffe picking up the A167 to Busby Stoops. Continue on towards Northallerton, turning left then right at Maunby to avoid the town centre to Danby Wiske Road, Danby Lane and on to Moulton, Middleton Tyas before crossing the A1M. Now the B6275 takes us due north to Piercebridge, turning left on B6279 to the T-junction with the A688, turning right then left to Evenwood with back roads leading eventually to the A68.
Coffee stop: A68 Cafe DL14 0JF
We’ll leave the cafe on the A68, heading north but immediately turn left on Diddridge Lane and back roads to Wolsingham where we’ll pick up the A689 west to Frosterley and Stanhope soon turning right at Eastgate with minor roads all the way to Allenheads.
Lunch stop: Hemmel Cafe, Allenheads NE47 9HJ
Heading back home now going south passing Wearhead, Ireshopeburn and on to Middleton-in-Teesdale and Barnard Castle. The routes crosses the A66 to Bowes and then over Sleightholme Moor to Keld. Down the B6270 to Muker and Reeth, over the tops to Leyburn then the conventional route to Masham. From Masham we’ll head due south through Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard and on to Ripley where the ride will finish.
Mileage for route as described: 181m
Leader: David Haywood with tail ender to be decided.
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Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.
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