We were all scheduled to leave Harrogate at 8.30, but unfortunately Karl suffered a puncture on his way in so, he and new recruit Duncan decided to meet us on route. The rest of us left Harrogate and headed out towards Staveley, Minskip and Aldborough before eventually meeting Karl and Duncan at Upper Dunsford. All the while the weather was gradually turning from a damp grey start, to sunny spells.
As usual the coffee and cakes at the Farm Shop at Beningborough Hall were excellent and its a good job none of us had panniers or rucksacks as they would have been filled with lots of other tasty looking treats to take home.
From Beningborough it was back over Aldwark Bridge, before heading down towards Whixley and Cattal before returning back to Harrogate via Spofforth and Follifoot. It was good to get a few more miles in the legs and the ride finished in some nice warm sunshine.
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/31205235