Medium Ride

It was lovely to be back at Hornbeam after a long absence and there were quite a few takers for the medium ride. Liz P and Mike W headed 2 of the groups while a 3rd group comprising Gia, Paul, James, Kevin, Monica & ,Debby headed straight to Otley from Low Snowdon and then back to Harrogate.

The other 2 groups headed towards Otley via Askwith and Weston. We stopped for lunch by the river, getting extra supplies from Parkgate café. The return was via Farnley and then heading up to the gated road and heading into Stainburn Forest from the back, then homeward to get ready for the afternoon do at the Rugby club. 30.6 miles and 2,616 feet of climbing. Thanks everyone for your company and Mike W for making sure I didn’t get lost. Liz Pugh

What a lovely day to meet at Hornbeam for the first time in a very long time. Fine forecast and plenty of choice of rides.
Liz sorted us all out so that we exited Hornbeam in small groups. We met Dave Preston en route and Sally waiting for a helmet less rider who sadly was not able to join the group.
With some time issues due to the Summer Party once up and over to Askwith Moor we dropped down in to Otley and back via Farnley, Lindley and to the lovely coffee lady on Rossett Drive for excellent coffee and cake. She is there on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4, but not next week! Really nice to see Wheel Easy up and cycling again. Gia

Medium Plus Ride

Route 200 to Graygarth Monument for 9 riders today. Here they are at Dallowgill Moor.