After the last few days it was nice to have a still and dry evening to hit the roads and lanes around Harrogate. Eight of us set off from St Aidans and headed and a route to Almscliff Crag via Brunbridge, Kirkby Overblow, Weeton and Huby. The talk of the evening was Duncan’s new set of shiny white Mavics – well they were white at the start of the night, but by the time we had finished they were covered in cow sh1t and all sorts of other muck. “Not to worry” said Duncan, “I will get the missus to clean them!!”
After the climb to Almscliff Crag, it was a sort descent into North Rigton, where the climbing continued to the top of Brackenthwaite Lane, before a welcome rest for the legs, with a swift descent down into Burnbridge. Nick then suggest climbing up towards the Squiting Cat just to keep the hills coming thick and fast. From there we returned back into Harrogate to complete at hilly 21 miles.
Great ride, with lots of hills: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/69657205