Almscliffe Crag – 29th March 2011

Another good turnout for a night ride last night with 9 riders looking to make use of the first night ride to start in the daylight.  A route was decided on that would take us up and around Almscliffe Crag.

We headed out of Harrogate along Leadhall Lane, before dropping down into Burnbridge, over the Pannal roadabout and up into Kirkby Overblow.  It was then a steady descent down towards the main Leeds Road, before crossing it and continuing into Weeton.  The pace was fairly brisk, but comfortable.  From Weeton, we carried on towards the A658 and crossed that and started the climb into Huby and then on to Almscliffe Crag.  We then dropped into North Rigton before starting the next climb to the top of Brackenthwaite Lane.

As we had pressed on we decided to carry on up to the very top of Brackenthwaite, before turning onto the main Otley Road and descending very quickly towards Beckwithshaw.  Hitting 60kph in the dark is certainly fun!!  From Beckwithshaw we made our way back to Harrogate past the Squinting Cat and along Leadhall Lane once more.

A really nice night ride.

View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/76105773

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About Cappuccino Cycling Club

The Cappuccino Cycling Club is a group of friends from Harrogate who enjoy cycling in a relaxed way, that normally entails stopping for a coffee somewhere along the way. Ride distances are from 25miles upwards with some members taking part in local sportive events in the Yorkshire area.
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