Please arrange to meet 9.15 for a 9.30am prompt start from Asda lorry park Harrogate (full tanks and empty bladders), From Harrogate we head north to Ripley then minor roads through Kirkby Malzeard, West Tanfield, Catterick Garrison and on to Richmond.
Coffee stop at the Seasons Restaurant in The Station complex.Continue north from Richmond crossing the A66 after Gilling West and on to Staindrop. West from Staindrop to pick up the B6278 over Stanhope Moor before arrive at Blanchland on the Northumbrian border.
Lunch at the White Monk Tearoom in Blanchland
Return journey heads north east from Blanchland to join the A68 heading soutth to West Auckland before joining the B6275 towards Piercebridge and the A67.Left on the A67 towards the southern outskirts of Darlington, taking the Croft Road then turning right to join the B1263 near North Cowton.Turn left on B6271 at Storton towards southern outskirts of Northallerton then south on A167 to Asenby and the Helperby road. Turn right before Thornton Bridge to Boroughbridge.
Route finishes at Morrisons car park in Boroughbridge Total length: 167 miles approx.
Fuel stop/s if required in Richmond (approx. 45 miles) and on the A68 (approx. 100 miles)
Ride out leader: David Haywood Tail End Johnny: John Blanchfield