Rob, Sarah and James headed over to Skipton to join up with some other cycling friends – Adrian, Mick, Chris and Robbie to head out round the southern Dales and into Lancashire.
The ride started from Skipton High Street and head initially towards Grassington before turning left at Rylstone (home of the original Calendar Girls) and going through Hetton to Airton via a lovely but undulating back lane which was very quiet. From Airton it was then out to Hellifield where we picked up the A682 before turning off at Newsholme, just after which Sarah got a puncture, in the direction of Barnoldswick.
A fairly stiff climb followed out of Barnoldswick, but this was rewarded with a nice descent into Foulridge for a coffee stop at Cafe Cargo by the canal. Time was pressing on, so Rob, Sarah and James mad a dash back to Skipton via the busy A59 and Carleton.
A nice 40 mile ride which ended in some nice Autumn sunshine!!
View the route here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/18297659