Cycle to Fremington 7th January 2017
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.
We had lunch at the Dales Bike Centre and presented Brenda and Stu with the SOC Cycling Section Best Cafe of 2016 certificate. We were all able to enjoy lunch without straining our brains over what to score the food and service. Suffice it to say the cafe was excellent as always but a bit noisy because of a rowdy group of cyclists (oh that was us).
We returned to Richmond via Marske and via two big climbs. A short but hilly ride.