Wednesday Ride

After taking refreshments at G & Ts with Gia, Kevin and Paul T, Yvonne and Tim departed to get some more miles in their legs in preparation for the Challenge 100 later this month . A strong tail wind helped them fly through Ripon and Boroughbridge pausing only for photos and another pot of tea at the Hideaway cafe. Things changed along Aldborough Road past the poisonous Giant Hogweed as they turned into a cold and blustery westerly wind which made cycling much harder work. However they were rewarded as Yvonne’s photos show by spectacular sky’s, fields of poppies, wheat and barley and an impressive wildflower margin planted by the farmer. Grafton, Coneythorpe and Waterside made for an interesting route home completing a ride of 47 miles and 3000ft of climbing. Tim2    

       

 

 Wednesday Wanderers’ Ride

Nine soon became thirteen by the time we reached Ripley. No rain or wind could dampen our spirits as we set off on a very hilly but stunningly beautiful ride up to Greygarth Monument. A slight mechanical was soon sorted out by Keith as we climbed up Scarah Bank. As we approached Grantley, Corinne turned back due to limited electrical charge left. When we arrived at Greygarth, Nicci produced 18 amazing homemade ginger flapjacks. We eagerly devoured the lot before heading off to Fountains for more refreshments, where the usual high standard of banter continued. A crackin’ Yorkshire ride of 42 very hilly miles.. 

Thank you to everyone for your enjoyable company.  Bridget and Nicci