Where are you all, only 4 out for yesterday's ride, as you can see from the above photo Robin and Sean; the World Champ and me. It was a breezy start over Queensbury and even breezier for Robin over Cock Hill. Grimpy led the way as he half wheeled Sean as far as Crosshills (or was if the other way round) where we took a left and right over to Connonley and the back roads to Gargrave. Grimpy turned right at Hetton to head for home leaving me to cope with Robin and Sean alone. We continued to Cracoe and over to Thorpe where we were delayed for a short time by a fallen tree blocking the road. A welcome break was taken at a quieter than usual Wharfe View Cafe before proceeding at a wind assisted pace through Appletreewick to Cavendish and Bolton Abbey. Sean and Robin were finding the tail wind not to their liking and turned right towards Embsey (Robin had originally been wanting to go over Eastby Brow - who says all Southerners are softies). I knocked 3 or 4 mph off my speed and enjoyed the blue skies and the Wharfedale sunshine on the road down to Otley although inevitably I eventually had to battle the wind again to get home. Lets hope for a calm dry day next week.
Which reminds me there are places left at the dinner - contact Paul or Trevor - see earlier blog for menu and tel. nos. All welcome.