The forecast was for rain, but thankfully it stayed away as Karl, Jamie and James headed out of Harrogate along a familiar route towards Penny Pot, Hampsthwaite and Shaw Mills before turning off to Fountains Abbey in Markington. Once at Fountains Abbey we took the main drive down through the Deer Park before heading into Ripon and to Boroughbridge where there was a much needed coffee stop at Gilchrist’s Tea Rooms.
From Boroughbridge it was head’s down and handlebars into the wind for our return to Harrogate via Arkendale, Coneythorpe and Abbey Road. A really nice ride of two halves – bumpy start and flatter end.
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