Due to the hot forecast it was decided that a longer and flatter route was called for this morning – especially as Malcolm anf John decided to bring their TT bikes!! Five of us set off for Beningborough Hall heading out through Starbeck, Knaresborough and Farnham before turning off into Staveley and Minskip. The pace was a good one, probably due to the sun on our backs and we continued through Aldborough and eventually into Ouseburn and over Alward Bridge before arriving at Beningborough Farm shop for a well earned coffee and cake.
The return was into an increasing headwind, through Thorpe Underwood, Whixley, Cattal and North Rigton, before a last minute drink stop in Spofforth to get some much needed sugar for the last little bit up through Follifoot and past Rudding Park.
It was a great ride and some fantastic conditions: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/34285661