Bit of a surprise this morning with grey skies for our medium ride. Five of us departed Hornbeam and headed for Burn Bridge. The Leeds – Harrogate road was very quiet despite it being show week as we negotiated the bypass and then on to Kirby Overblow. Pushing on to Sicklinghall and then Linton where we briefly lost Peter who was waiting for us at the bottom of Jewitt Lane. Onwards and upwards to Bramham. Into Clifford and Boston Spa where we made an executive decision to ‘coffee’ at Da Carlo’s. Grey skies had cleared and very pleasant sitting and chatting in the sun. On to Thorp Arch and the Harland Way back to Wetherby then Spofforth. Follifoot Rudding Park and the showground which was busy. Peter showing he wasn’t exhausted as he accelerated to avoided a rearing horse. Here we all went our own ways. Thanks to Barbara Karen Paul and Peter for a great ride. 34 miles for me. Colin B

Medium Plus

Eleven riders for Route 216 out to Ampleforth – John pulling off at Easingwold to get back early. All in all a great day out and right hot for the run back to Harrogate. Nick, Andy, Trefor, Richard, Tall Tim & Tim No.1 in the 1st group with Giselle, Helen, Janet & Zoë in the 2nd group. Nice café at Ampleforth too. 63 miles.