Two riders,Malcolm and Martin P, set off on this cold and very windy evening ride.
Preferring to have a tail wind on the way home, we headed off into the gale force wind towards Burn Bridge. Climbed a slippery Brackenthwaite Lane then rode along the ridge before dropping down back towards Beckwithshaw. The steady climb up to Little Almscliff and down to Norwood seemed much longer than usual with a strong headwind making the the going strenuous.
After passing by the Sun Inn we turned down Penny Pot Lane with the wind at our backs and the chance to hold a conversation once more. At the Army College we turned left and rode back through Jennyfields and the hill up by the
Majestic, arriving back into Harrogate after an enjoyable 20 miles, windblown but thankfully not wet.