Steve Charlton’s 30 mile ride from Richmond Wednesday 17th August
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.
The return was via Bellerby (hate that hill !) and Walburn Hall. It was warmer and sunnier than the morning and Steve was feeling the heat and his lack of cycling fitness and managed to lead the ride from the rear for large parts of the afternoon. We returned to the Richmond via Reeth Road and said our goodbyes. If only all cycling days could be enjoyed in weather like this.