Another lovely sunny winter morning greeted John and James this morning. We started off by heading out on a familiar route from Harrogate upto the army college, before dropping into Hampsthwaite, then over into Shaw Mills heading for Markington. In Markington it was a left turn towards Fountains Abbey. After a hilly start it was nice to get past Fountains to head downhill into Ripon.
From Ripon we took the old Knaresborough road through Bishop Monkton and Burton Leonard, before returning through Knaresborough up the main road into Starbeck and Harrogate. The pace was keen for a winters day, but the ride was very enjoyable and earned some brownie points for getting back early!
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/20499000