FIVE RULE ON WINDSWEPT DOB PARK RIDE
Five riders: Martin G, Malcolm, Martin P, Dave and Duncan set out with gritted teeth to do battle with 50mph gusts, inky-black country lanes and some notable ups and downs this evening.
For starters, the group rode through Beckwithshaw then right into a sapping headwind up to Little Almscliffe and Norwood. A left turn then towards Norwood Edge summit gave some relief from the gale before the main course of the night, down the extremely dark and narrow pot-holed lanes to Dob Park.
Remarkably, all emerged safely, albeit somewhat shaken but stirred for the plunge down Norwood Edge towards Farnley and Leathley. The tail wind helped with the grind up Leathley Bank before heading down back into Harrogate through Beckwithshaw at a cracking pace.
Twenty three miles covered seemed like more.
Another stimulating Cappuccino, double espresso!!
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/76392685