At last some warm evening sunshine!! Four of us headed out from Harrogate towards Pannal and up beside Pannal Golf Course before crossing the by-pass and heading down into Kirkby Overblow. It was very tempting to cut the ride early and have a pint in the Shoulder of Mutton, but we resisted the temptation and headed down towards, and over the A61 and on through Weeton.
We then headed over the A658 and into Huby before climbing up into the setting sun and on to Almscliffe Crag (which was over-run by climbers). We were rewarded with some great late evening views, but the pace continued as we headed into North Rigton and up towards the top of Brackenthwaite Lane where Karl and Jamie decided to have a race to the top. Thanks lads but there was no way that Rob and I were going to keep up!
Temptation finally gave way at the Swan in Burnbridge where we stopped for a sneaky drink before completing a very nice ride of just over 20 miles.
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/33763972