Bishop Auckland - Durham 16 November 2014
What a beautiful day - it's good to be out on a bike.
Bernadine, Jenny, Barbara, Mick and I cycled from Bishop Auckland to Hamsterley and then by the minor road via Howlea Bridge to Wolsingham. The sky was clear, the air was still, and the scenery was magnificent radiating gold.
A great tea stop at the bakery (named after a Dickens character - Copperfield or Nickleby or the like) and then a stiff climb up to the outskirts of Tow Law.
We then took some quiet lanes to Durham City, which was bustling with early Christmas shoppers. The University cafe in Cathedral square was a peaceful haven for lunch.
After lunch we had the choice of a disused railway line or an A road - we chose the A-road. The fog came down but the the pace was fast and we arrived back in Bishop very contented.