Route 10 to Wetherby via Low Bridge & Kirk Deighton for Gordon, Dennis & Tall Tim on a cool but pleasant October day. A short coffee & cake stop at North Street Deli before coming back via Sicklinghall & Kirkby Overblow. Around 21 miles. Tall Tim
Fast out to Thirsk, in fair calm weather.
Good lunch break in the Market Place at the cafe with no toilets (they’re miles away).
Special return route requests ignored by our guide for the day, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Most diverted for a second pitstop in Ripon although I plugged on.
Thanks to Bob, Geoff, Chris, Phil, Marvin, Colin and Dave P for the usual top class company. 95km on my clock so not so scruffy. DaveS
Wednesday Wanderers Ride
The group of 11 wanderers set off towards the east, into the autumn sunshine, with Beningbrough as our destination. Splitting into two groups steady progress was made passing the EGs and the short ride at Low Bridge.
The 4 Mikes, 3 ladies, 2 Scots, and 2 others. enjoyed occasional catch up stops which kept the two groups in touch. Following the Ouseburn stop one of t’others (Dave) took the short cut to Whixley leaving the rest to press on over Aldwalk Bridge and on to the café at Beningbrough. Plenty of room sitting outside, good service and tasty snacks set us up for the route home.
A Mike left us as he had an appointment pending. This left a neat nine which could continue as a single group fully compliant with Wheel Easy regs. Through Whixley, Cattal and Hunsingore on to Ribston we remained together until Leader Mike and another of t’others (Colin) split for home in Knaresborough.
Before disbanding we agreed it had been a fine ride- good conditions, friendly company, a bit of banter and plenty of exercise over the 40 mile+ route. Thanks to all for a good day out. Mike P
It definitely felt more autumnal today as Gia, Yvonne and myself set off to Beckwithshaw where we met Paul T. We thought it could be a bit blowy on the top as we headed towards Little Armscliffe and Asquith Moor but we were lucky to have a tail wind to help us along. Yvonne requested that we go via Low Snowden as this was a new route to her – she was not disappointed and we all enjoyed the scenic views. On our way down into Otley we had to come to a sudden stop as a herd of sheep were being led along the road to another field. A charming rural scene and they were very well behaved! Our welcome coffee break was at the farm shop near Poole where Paul had a rather large but very delicious looking almond croissant. After that the consensus was for the most direct route back through Castley, Huby and Armscliffe Crag. It was a lovely ride of about 35 miles and thanks to all for your company and conversation. Monica