The unlucky number of 13 left East Layton, at the appointed hour. The bad luck had already happened by then as we would have been 15 but John and Maura's car was hit by a tractor emerging from a field on the way to the village. Thankfully no injuries but the car and one o
Bob led a ride from Cockerton Green, a group of 9, with Anne, Mark, Ken, James, Barbara, Yvonne, Jenny and myself. The rain arrived earlier than expected about half an hour into the ride, so that unlike myself, those who'd thought to bring over-trousers stopped to get kitted out.
Jill's hilly 80 miler complete with sausage sandwiches!! Wednesday 31st August
Posted by Jill Armstrong on 2016-08-31
Me, Jenny and John Hallet started from the bike centre today and Peter Trewby joined us from Leyburn. 7400ft of climbing so quite hilly but we all made it up the hills despite the head wind going up Coverdale.
Stopped for lunch at Corner House cafe in Grassington, my favourite for large sausage sandwiches - see photo.
The main photo is us at the top of Greenhow Hill. Got back quite late didn't have time for a second cafe stop - with the benefit of hindsight should have started earlier.
Cycle Ride 14th August - It was an excellent field and the grass was as good as we could hope it to be!
Posted by Mark Thorogood on 2016-08-26
We met at The Mowden Pub in Darlington on Sunday, where it was a lovely day. John D, Brian, Berni, Judith, Jenny and Mark set off at 10.00 (nearly). We went to Houghton le side, where we stopped for a few minutes to admire the view,lovely.
Steve Charlton’s 30 mile ride from Richmond Wednesday 17th August
Posted by Steve Charlton on 2016-08-17
10 riders joined Carol and Steve at the Station in Richmond for coffee prior to the ride to Leyburn. Carol could not join us as she was still recovering from tendonitis.
We set off on the cycle path to Catterick Garrison and then onwards through Scotton and we all enjoyed the long descent to the Patrick Brompton crossroads. The weather was warm with no wind, ideal conditions for a late summer ride. We carried on to Newton le Willows and along the country lanes to Harmby. Lunch was taken at Penleys in Leyburn.
A ride up to Preston under Scar - 7th August - led by Pauline
Posted by Pauline Bennison on 2016-08-07
Once again the sun shone on the righteous as Peter, Mike, Liz, Jenny, John H, Judith, John D, Pete, Ken, Mark, Bernie, Glenys, Paul, Barbara, Yvonne & I set off from Bedale heading West towards East Witton. Spookily Barbara had a puncture in exactly the same place she’d had her last puncture over a year ago. Two knights in lycra (Paul & John H) stayed behind to assist while the rest of us sauntered on. As to be expected by some the 3 fastest cyclists on the ride, they soon caught us up.
Mick, John S, Peter & Pauline, Jenny, Yvonne, Mark, Pete Bradley and I left Bishop Auckland and headed towards Hamsterly. After 12 miles, we voted for a coffee stop at Peggotty's; “a traditional, family run bakery in the heart of Wolsingham”.
Showers were forecast, but we generally found that by the time you decided to stop and put your showerproof on, the rain had stopped and the sun was out. With the hilly route Mick had planned for us (his regular weekly training ride), it was necessary to disrobe sharpish to avoid overheating!
A lovely ride from Hutton Rudby (HR) - actually started an hour earlier at Brompton for eight of us (John & Judith, Jenny, Yvonne, Mike & Liz and Pauline & myself) and when we pulled into HR an hour later 2 members (Mark & Colin) and a very welcome non-member (Pete) joined us for the undulating ride to Kildale. Conditions were perfect with no rain and it turned out to be a warm day.