Thirteen Wanderers headed off towards Bramham. Progress was slowed at Burn Bridge as Mike W took a tumble. Bike and body checked as OK, so he soon caught up with the waiting group at The Shoulder of Mutton. A pleasant and trouble free ride continued down to Wetherby and along the A1 cycle path through to Bramham.
Plenty of room at Thorpe Arch. The usual delightful offering of wholesome and inexpensive refreshment was enjoyed by all – Health warning…. The Thorpe Arch sausage sandwich includes SIX full size sausages!
More cycle paths on the way home,including the mud free Harland Way. Then up from Spofforth to the Showground via Follifoot.
Good ride, good company, good fun. Mike P.
On our ride today we went along the Bridleway leading north from Copgrove Church. Storm Otto has made it interesting. A few photos attached. We headed out to Fountains with a stop at Tate’s. These new jackets are super warm! Martin W.
The chilly weather had returned this morning but there was still a good turnout for the rides today. There were eleven riders opted for a hilly ride out onto Nidderdale and a good smattering of new club kit (all looking very smart). We weaved our way form the showground out to climb Pot Bank and then Pennypot Lane and on to Hampsthwaite. By now we were warming up, despite the cold wind, and we continued on up to Clapham Green and then past Menwith and on towards Moorcock Lane and some glorious views over Nidderdale. We stopped for photos and were given permission to sit on the bench with the best view over the valley by the owner so we made the most of it. From there we went up Diary Lane and into Dacre and Summerbridge on our way to coffee at Birchfield Farm. There were lambs in the field ( they loooked as cold as us!) but we soon warmed up with coffee and various sorts of refreshment – and lots of chat.
By agreement we decided on Stripe Lane as the route back and after another climb we headed to Burnt Yates and Ripley and then home via the Greenway. Thanks to Paul for a great route,James for leading the ride and everyone who rode in the group for their company and chat. Although it was cold it was a great ride and well done everyone on the climbing- especially the non- assisted group. Approx 35miles. Kevin