There were 9 of us out for a ride and the mission for the night was to conquer Norwood Edge in the dark.
We set off down through Burn Bridge, over Brackenthwaite Lane and then braved a slightly hairy descent of the B6161 due to the strong (but warm!) wind. We suffered a slight mechanical when Duncan’s chain had a fall out with his chain ring but Martin put it back on quickly enough and we carried on right towards Farnley and then began the ascent of Norwood Edge.
It was Duncan’s first time so Dave enjoyed telling him it was only slightly steep, slightly tiring, and slightly long. Despite this warning he was dismayed to find out it is a hill of 2 halves (“there’s more of it ?!”). With the whole group reassembled at the top of the hill we made our way back along Norwood Lane and then Shaw Lane which brought us out back onto Brackenthwaite Lane and home.
Approx 25 miles hill climbing fun on a very pleasant warm night.
View the route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/77444124