With the risk of ice this morning, a flatter route was decided upon so we decided to head out towards Boroughbridge and take it from there. We headed out of Harrogate through Starbeck and down Knaresborough Hill. From there it was into Farnham and Staveley before getting to Boroughbridge in good time. Thankfully by now we were well warmed up, which considering the temperature was a blessing.
Group riding was well organised today and the pace was fairly steady meaning that the 10 of us all kept together in good formation for most of the ride. From Boroughbridge we headed out towards Thornton Bridge, before turning right and heading down into Helperby. From here it was over the boards at Aldwark Bridge before returning to Harrogate through Wixley, Spofforth, Follifoot and Pannal before the usual coffee stop back in Harrogate at Cafe Rosso.
A good 42m ride in cold but calm conditions at an average of just over 17mph.