Another gorgeous evening greeted the Cappuccino’ers outside St Aidans earlier. Seven of us set off into the setting sun on a route out towards the reservoirs west of Harrogate and up to Timble. The route started off by taking us up the Otley Road and then onto Penny Pot, snaking past the closed road barriers and on into a stiff headwind.
Once out of the shelter of the trees we were rewarded with great views and a beautiful sunset. James proclaimed that he should be out with his camera instead of on the bike, but we all agreed that nature’s show was much better than watching Corrie! We continued down and over the Fewston dam, before climbing up into Timble. We then returned back down to Fewston and carried on to Swinsty and up to Norwood. We left Pete at this point for his return home and the rest carried on up to Little Almscliffe.
We said goodbye to Rosie at Beckwithshaw and wished her luck for the Lakeland Loop this weekend. The remaining riders then carried on up Shaw Lane before descending Brackenthwaite into Burnbridge, before the final little pull up into Leadhall Lane for our return home.
A really nice evening spring ride, with some good hills.
View the route details and stats here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/77798484