Monday, October 25, 2010

Big Meet - Leyburn

Helen and I went out yesterday with NUKB on the end of year big meet, which was held at Leyburn this time.

Helen and I met with a couple of guys at Pilsworth McDonalds and then headed up to met with CJ and the rest guys at Clitheroe services at around 10:00am.

We left Clitheroe at around 10:30am and headed for Skipton on the A59, but soon turned off at Sawley and took our usual route to Settle via Wigglesworth and Rathmell.

We left Settle and took the B6479 through Horton-in-Ribblesdale towards Ribblehead Viaduct. We then turned right at the Viaduct onto the B6255 towards Hawes. I had gone off ahead to have a more progressive run by myself and then waited at Hawes for the rest of the group to catch back up. We left Hawes on the A684 and headed towards Leyburn. We soon arrived in Leyburn and met up with the other guys from the North-East and Yorkshire arms of NUKB.

I left Leyburn with Camsdad and Mick for a more progressive run to Devil’s Bridge. We headed back towards Hawes on the A684. We then headed through Hawes and continued on the A684 to Sedbergh. We had a good run to Sedbergh, although Mick and I got stuck behind a Blackbird who was accelerating hard on the straights. We arrived in Sedbergh were the Bird let us past and then we turned left onto the A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale. We had a really good run on the A683 and soon arrived at Devil’s Bridge and stopped for a coffee and regrouped up with some of the other regions.

The Lancs run broke up here and I led a small group back to Clitheroe. We left Devils on the A65 towards Skipton and then stopped briefly in Ingleton for fuel. From Ingleton we continued on the A65 before turning off before Clapham and heading over Burn Moor and past Stocks Reservoir. We then turned right onto the B6478 and headed through Slaidburn and then over Waddington Fell and down into Clitheroe. From Clitheroe we followed the A59, A671 and then the A56/M66 back home.