Monday, May 28, 2012

Allan's 70th - Party Photo & Bike Ride

                                         Allan & The Condor 'Youngsters' at Allan's 70th Bash

The start 'Garforth Railway Station' - just after 8am
 Monday 28th May, 2012

Allan wanted a challenge of completing a 70 mile bike ride on his 70th Birthday.  So having asked his son in law David to plan a route he set out from Garforth just after 8am along with 'Route Planner' David, daughter Janice and very good friend '82 years young' Dave Moore.

Well you couldn't have asked for better weather. Glorious sunshine all the way.

We set out towards Selby where we had a cafe stop - early into the ride but still a very welome bacon bap and nice pot of tea.
One of the many quiet roads
Once suitably refreshed we carried on through peaceful lanes to Holme on Spalding Moor decorated with Union flags and Bunting to mark our half way point!!!  A slight de-tour  brought us to a Lakeside Cafe at Allerthorpe but it being a Monday 'closed'. So no longer was it two cafes and one pub. It was two pubs and one cafe. As the lunch stop became Sutton on Derwent. We then carried on through the lanes of Elvington, Wheldrake, onto Cawood, Ryther and a final refreshment stop at Church Fenton before the final 8 mile leg back to Garforth.

Final mileage was 74.2 miles with an average riding speed of 13.2.

The Finish 'Garforth Railway Station Car Park still smiling

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