Monday, December 23, 2013

Ride Report - Rileys Treat

Just four of us out for the Sunday ride, Melvin, Ian, Nigel and myself. We were resolved to have an easy ride prior to calling in at the umpteenth Rileys Treat at Pecket Well. It was good to see the Hartley's together at the front although I'm worried that Nigel is coming into top form far too quickly ( I'm hoping that he doesn't get much faster). 
We turned left from the Skipton Road at Vietnam Bridge to take the back roads through to Broughton and Elslack, then over Carleton Moor and down to Cowling before enjoying a strong tail wind up past Lunds Tower. The cafe stop at Haworth was achieved via Slippery Ford, Oakworth and Tim Lane, sounds hard work but the hardest climbs were wind assisted and a very fair all day breakfast (and exceptionally well priced) at the bakery half way down Haworth main street made the effort worthwhile.
We then went round the back of Penistone Hill and down to Oxenhope with Mel setting just the right pace into the wind over Cock Hill and down to the Robin Hood.  There was a good turn out at Rileys Treat where we were joined for a Christmas drink by the West Pennine RC, Halifax Imps, VS Cycles & Batley CC plus many  more Condors.
Thanks to Dom Turner for the photos - send me the others and I'll add them to the blog.

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