After a couple of weeks of Arctic weather it was good to finally get the road bikes out again on another bitterly cold morning. Karl, James and Jonathan set off steadily on a fairly easy ride towards Boroughbridge via Knaresborough, Staveley and Minskip. The first interesting bit was along the Riverside in Knaresborough which was still very icey.
The run up to Boroughbridge was into a biting northerly wind. As we had only planned to be out for a couple of hours, it was a relief to go over the A1 and turn south with our winds on our backs. We headed down the old A1 and turned back in towards Harrogate through Arkendale and Coneythorpe, before continuing along a very icey Abbey Road and back up the hill in to Harrogate for a much needed coffee at Cafe Rosso, where Jamie joined us after his morning run.
It was good to stretch the legs, despite the slippery conditions.
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/59638425