It was a slightly poorer turnout than normal this morning, which wasn’t suprising bearing in mind it was Father’s Day. However, those that did turn out (Karl, James and Jamie) were greeted by clear blue skies for our ride out to Brimham Rocks.
It was a familiar route out from Harrogate, out towards Harlow Hill, before turning down to Penny Pot and on to Hampsthwaite and onto the climb up Clint Bank to Burnt Yates. We then continued to climb up to Brimham Rocks, where we had some fantastic views back down to Harrogate.
From Brimham we headed down to Ripon via Studley Royal for a much appreciated coffee stop at the Sun Parlour Cafe in Ripon’s Spa Gardens. After refreshments and Jamie taking the recipe for one of the cakes we headed back to Harrogate through Littlethorpe and along the old Knaresborough Road.
A really nice sunny summer’s ride.
Route details: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/37647077