As it was the Bank Holiday weekend a few of us had permission to stay out a bit longer than normal, so we decided to take a lumpy route out to Masham. We headed out of Harrogate through Hampsthwaite and Shaw Mills, before dropping into Markington and up past Fountains Abbey. From there it was on through Winksley, Kirkby Malzeard and Grewelthorpe before a well earned coffee stop at the Suncatchers Cafe in Masham.
Once refreshed, we headed out of Masham towards Nosterfield and Wath, before returning to Harrogate via Ripon, Bishop Monkton, and Knaresborough (another quick Espresso stop).
The ride was a great ride, in good, but blustery conditions and it was also good to welcome new recruit, Alex to the ranks.
View the first half of the route here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/46633365
GPS stopped mapping for some reason after Masham!!