Ride Out, Wednesday 8th February
A fabulous mid-week ride out on Wednesday, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated.
There were just 5 riders, which meant that for much of the time we could make good progress and only needed to deploy the ‘drop-off’ system periodically.
The weather forecast was spot-on, cold and dry with some sunshine. The snow on the top of Ingleborough with the sun on the side of the mountain was quite spectacular. The grip heaters were on full heat setting though, and we were all well ‘layered-up’.
The route out from the 59 Café took us south then west through Farnhill, Thornton in Craven, Bolton by Bowland and on to Slaidburn for a coffee stop at the Riverbank Tearoom.
From Slaidburn, heading north to High Bentham then towards Ingleton and on to Hawes for lunch at the Wensleydale Pantry.
The route was varied, interesting and quite new to me in some parts, and I was very ready for my lunch in Hawes.
After lunch we headed back towards Leyburn, turning right after Aysgarth, on down through Wharfedale and back past Bolton Abbey.
Thank you David Haywood for a well organised ride out, altogether a great day with splendid company.