Saturday 19th February

Contrarians Saturday Ride

 Route 264 was the ride and four met at Hornbeam 09.00. We were aware that the weather was due to change around midday. We were in-between weather bombs. Route was outwards Kirby then on towards Harewood Bridge then up Weardly bank, weather was being kind no wind and dry!!

Our group avoids the cycle path at head of dam and turned right past grammar school to pick up route. Onwards to cross A58 in Scarcroft. Route was followed to Boston Spa where quick coffee stop was taken in the now open on Saturdays at The Harts. Chris B road on as he was worried about weather at 12.00. Return rout was amended to avoid cycle path, we went Thorp Arch village to race course then up 168 to join the Knaresbourgh road where we met up with Chris, left on to by- pass then right to return via Callcut. Chris B went home via the Waterside.

Home just as the rain and snow started. 44miles  2562ft of climbing with a average of 15mph GD