Melv - thanks for the blog entry. I thought there was a maximum average speed in an Audax? Did you have to wait outside the finish until it was opening time?
Meanwhile, a small group of Nige, Steve Barker & myself pottered round on mountain bikes going all the way to St Ives and back. That's St Ives near Bingley, rather than Cambridgeshire or Cornwall. The wind was pretty kind - on our backs most of the day - and it didn't rain until after we were safely home. The route is great fun with section after section of interesting riding, plus a finish up Stairs Lane just for fun.
There was no time for taking pictures but here is a fine view from a previous ride a couple of weeks back (going up Hey Head Lane climbing from the valley bottom right up to the top of Long Causeway near Duke's Cut). I bet most of that snowdrift is still there. Ian.