Almsliffe Crag – 21st September 2010

Six of us gather outside St Aidans on an unusally warm September evening.  We were also joined this evening by a new rider, Richard.  Welcome to the club Richard!!

Luke suggested the route this evening and yes, you’ve guessed it, it was a hilly one!!  We head out of Harrogate down into Burnbridge, before a short climb up towards Kirkby Overblow.  The initial pace was a bit high so we re-grouped in Kirkby and descend down and across the A61 before going through Weeton.  After crossing the A658 we started our climb through Huby and up to Almscliff Crag.  We then dropped down in to North Rigton, where we then climbed up to the top of Brackenthwaite Lane.

Normally Brackenthwaite Lane is a nice fast descent, but not so in the dark.  We descend back down into Burnbridge with caution, before then heading back into Harrogate along Leadhall Lane.

A really nice ride, that made the most of the warm night.  View the route:

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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