Fountains Abbey & Vale of York – 18th July 2010

It was a wet and blustery day on Sunday.  Karl and Duncan cycled up from Wetherby and joined Tamzin who cycled up from Leeds.  We headed up to Fountains Abbey via Hampthswaite, Clint, Shaw Mills etc.  We arrived at Fountain’s coffee shop 10 mins before opening but they still obliged us with coffee and cake and gave us a chance to dry out (slightly).

We then carried on out to Ripon and Burton Leonard, Staveley (Duncan confirmed that Daniel Craig does have a house there. Tamzin got excited.)  At Arkendale we chose to ride out to Thorpe Underwood and return to Wetherby via Whixley and Cattal.  It was a lot drier now and my shorts went from wet to just unpleasantly damp.  Duncan returned home at Wetherby and I carried on with Tamzin out to Collingham and left her at Harewood House for her return to Leeds.

Totals: Duncan 56miles, Karl 70 miles and a big “Chapeau” to Tamzin who will have done 70+ miles.

About Cappuccino Cycling Club

The Cappuccino Cycling Club is a group of friends from Harrogate who enjoy cycling in a relaxed way, that normally entails stopping for a coffee somewhere along the way. Ride distances are from 25miles upwards with some members taking part in local sportive events in the Yorkshire area.
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