We were fortunate to have a pleasant sunny day for Mark’s ride on Saturday 24th February, with lunch at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.
Richard’s ride on 17th February was actually entitled “Go West Young Man or Woman” on the programme, but his downfall was sending an email the day before which started with “I’m sure you will pleased to note that Saturday‘s ride will be mud free-ish.” He’d set himself up for getting a
Bolton Castle and Carperby from Aysgarth Falls 8th March 2018
“A Richmond Ramble” – Sunday 4 February 2018
The winter scene around Gayles was pretty stunning as well! At least we got out in the snow.
Pre-check of landing points and features for the open canoe series in the coming year, paddling between Neasham and Preston park to check put ins and navigation. Beautiful cold bright day. Ice in the shadows, gleaming water droplets in the sun.
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by Pete Bridgstock
The social committee decided to organize a ceilidh for everyone to join in this autumn. It meant members of all ages could come to Richmond and dance all evening.
The highlight of November 2017 was undoubtedly Mick's Big, Big, Birthday Ride. 14 people turned up, despite the weather forecast, at Bishop Auckland to join Mick on the ride to Barnard Castle to celebrate his 70th. The day was not quite as wet as forecast but the wind was stronger.
The Eighth Annual Mountain Bike Section Cake-Off took place in early November on a lovely sunny Sunday. Everybody met up at our house in Richmond and left their cakes in the kitchen to await our return.