Sunday, November 16, 2008

Rideout to Hartside via Kirkstone

I led a rideout today up to Hartside Cafe via Kirkstone Pass, taking the following route: Bowness, Kirkstone Pass, Hartside Pass, Alston, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Buttertubs Pass, Hawes, Settle, Sawley, Clitheroe.

CJ & Matt @Hartside
We did 253 miles in total, I set out at 8:30am and got back at about 4:30pm. The roads were mostly dry and we had nice weather all day. On tree lined parts we had standing water and leaves and we also went through a couple of flooded roads, but the bike never so much as twitched.

Had a really good blast and managed to keep up a decent progressive pace all day. No incidents to report although I did lose the back on some leaves setting off from a T junction, but it wasn't a major issue, although Helen said it didn't look good.

Penny Garth Cafe @Hawes
Helen intended to come out with us all day as I planned the ride for her to get her used to heights for the Pyrenees next year. But she suffered with a sore stomach all night and only managed to meet us at Hawes for the last part of the ride.


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