Saturday, April 19, 2008

Rideout to Castle Bolton

After Booski's magical mystery tour to Tan Hill passed close by Castle Bolton. Helen has been asking me to sort a rideout to it, which we did today via the following places Simonstone, Sabden,
Helen at Ribblehead Viaduct West Bradford, Slaidburn, Wigglesworth, Settle (Brew Stop), Hawes, Aysgarth, Carperby, Castle Bolton (visit castle), Reeth, Whaw, Tan Hill (lunch stop approx 1:30pm), Thwaite, Hawes, Settle (brew stop), Long Preston, Gisburn, Nelson and home.

Great run but it was very windy up by Tan Hill, but we braved it and was rewarded by a new week old lamb at Tan Hill.

My VFR at Ribblehead


Rideout to Kirkby Stephen

Just got back in from a rideout with Pabxxv from NUKB to Kirkby Stephen via Hawes then back via Sedburgh and Devils. Nice rideout with a fairly quick pace, my riding has really come on leaps and bounds with all these great roads up in the Dales.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

NUKB Big Meet at Tan Hill

Tan Hill Inn It was NUKB's big meet at Tan Hill today. The weather was awful when we set out but by the time I got to Gisburn the weather was fine and the roads dry, which it thankfully stayed like all day. There are some great roads up to Tan Hill and we had a decent turnout. Unfortunately one of the NE group came off just after they left Tan Hill and had to be air lifted to hospital, thankfully no long term injuries for anyone just some bad bruises.

Me and Helen managed to pick up some stragglers on the way back down from Tan Hill who had lost their way.


Sunday, April 06, 2008

Kirkstone in the Snow

Rain Suit Had a run out today up to Kirkstone Inn with Scotsy and CJ from NUKB. We caught the snow as we were about to leave Kirkstone so headed home via Rivington Barn and manage to get back just as the big stuff starting falling.

It was the same day that they cancelled British Superbikes at Brands Hatch because of snow, most on NUKB thought we were mad but we had a good run and a good laugh. It was bloody cold though, but the scuba suit works great.

Kirkstone Inn Carpark