Surprisingly only 4 of us were on the start line on fantastic, crisp November morning. A couple were coughing and spluttering, so we decided to keep it easy on the legs and lungs and head out of Harrogate towards Kirkby Overblow and down through Sicklinghall and into Wetherby.
Rob was test driving a new bike (Trek Madone 5.2), so on the road up to Walshford, both James and Karl decided to give it a go aswell. Nice wheels!. From there it was into Cattal, through Whixley and up to Boroughbridge via Ouseburn and the Dunsforths.
We decided to head into Gilchrists Tea Rooms, which was a mistake as the usual grumpy service was accompanied by the smell of burnt tea cakes. Anyway, we carried on refuelling on tea and coffee and then rolled back to Harrogate through Staveley and Farnham.
A lovely ride in beautiful conditions….
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/55844314