Meet ASDA Lorry Park in Harrogate from 9am for a prompt 9.30am start with full fuel tanks.
The route takes us north on the A61 to Ripley, turning right towards Knaresborough then left through Scotton and Ferrensby to Boroughbridge. From Boroughbridge, minor roads to Thornton Bridge, Helperby and on to Easingwold for a coffee stop.
Coffee stop: TeeHee! Café in Easingwold YO61 3AB
From Easingwold we head east, crossing the A64 near Whitwell and passing Kirkham Abbey, North Grimston then on to Weaverthorpe. At Weaverthorpe we turn left to head due north, crossing the A64 at Sherburn and on to the A170 for about 4 miles before turning left at West Ayton to enter the National Park. Minor roads through the National Park, joining the A171 for a few miles then left towards Sneaton and on to our lunch stop on the outskirts of Whitby.
Lunch stop: Victoria Farm Garden Centre café YO21 1TL
The return journey takes us back into the National Park through Eskdale and on to Castleton. Continuing west from Castleton to join the B1257 south to Helmsley then the A170 for a couple of miles before taking minor roads to Ampleforth, Byland Abbey and Coxwold.
The final leg from Coxwold passes through Helperby, Boroughbridge and Copgrove, turning left on the A61 at Wormald Green and to Ripley.
Finish: Ripley for a traditional ice cream finish.
A good mix of roads and some wonderful scenery – hopefully a fitting end to the Sunday ride out season.
Journey OUT: 91 miles
Journey IN: 78 miles
David Haywood will lead this ride with John Blanchfield as tail-ender.