There was a good turnout on Sunday for a new route to the North of Harrogate. The mood was also bouyant as the sun was shining as we set of towards Brimham Rocks. Our route out of Harrogate took us towards Penny Pot before turning right down into Hampsthwaite and then climbing up to Burn Yates. At Burnt Yates we then went left and started the long pull up to Brimham Rocks. By the time we got to Brimham there was a bit of rain in the air, but the views were still good.
We carried on past Brimham before turning down towards Warsill for what was an excellent long descent all the way down into Markington. The only problem now was that the rain had set in. From Markington we headed for Bishop Monkton, Roecliffe and Boroughbridge. As it was still raining in Boroughbridge and our usual watering holes were both full of cyclists getting out of the rain, we decided to head back to Harrogate and have our coffee at Cafe Rosso.
Dispite the weather, it was a good ride on a new route and one we will be repeating when the weather is better.
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/70400556