Pauline’s “Tootle” around Northallerton – led by (PEB & PB) on Wednesday 18th January
Posted by Peter Bennison on 2017-01-18
Pauline’s “Tootle” around Northallerton
A larger than expected group of riders joined Pauline for her first club ride in 3 months, along with a few faces that were welcomed back from the core group of regular riders (Liz, Colin, Vic & David joined Barbara, Jenny, Yvonne, Glenys, Carol, Bernie, Mark, Richard, John, James & Peter B) with Judith joining us for the 2nd half.
Eleven of us cycled from Richmond to Fremington on Barbara's ride. We started with a stiff ascent up Sleagill and a steady pull up through Hudswell before descending to Downholme. At Walburn Hall we split into two groups - one going more directly to Fremington and the other via Whipperdale Bank over Grinton Moor.
Having won the prize for the wettest ride of 2016 (it should really have been the worse ride but the section was too kind) I have already been nominated for the dirtiest ride of 2017 even though the year has not yet begun. I was leading Peter Knowles's ride. Peter was not well enough to lead it himself. I would like to pass the responsibility onto Peter for the route but unfortunately it was all of my own design.
On Wednesday 7th December a large party (I think 15 at one time but people came and went on route) cycled frm Richmond to High Parks Gallery and Cafe near Newton le Willows. The Cafe, one of our top 5, was very welcoming and the ride was very enjoyable - not much else to say really.