Five of us gathered (including Craig for the first time – welcome Craig!) outside St Aidans on very windy night. The consensus was to take advantage of a tail wind to start off with, with the hope of the wind dying down over the evening. With that in mind we headed out through Knaresborough, Farnham, Staveley and Minskip and before we knew it we were going over the A1 at Boroughbridge. To keep out of the wind we headed down a sheltered back lane to Marton-cum-Grafton.
Unfortunately the wind was not letting up and inevitable turn back into the wind came soon after M-c-C as we head back towards Harrogate through Arkendale, Ferensby and back into Knaresborough. The going was tough and a low gear was needed, but at least it was not wet!! A nice 25 mile ride that certainly cleared any cobwebs away!
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/49034252