Thursday 22nd August

This has been a bit of a mixed week. I was supposed to go out on Tuesday night, whilst the wife was away at her sister’s. A mixture of getting home late, too much dinner and no lights on the bike meant I wasn’t going to make it.

I knew I would be home early on Thursday as we had my daughter’s appeal to get her into the school we had chosen for her. We won! Home early meant an opportunity to go out early and get some miles into the legs. Alas it turned out I still didn’t get out until after 7 and with fading light I only really had an hour.

A pre-planned route tonight where I took an easier path up near to Up Top, small loop round then down the Up Top route instead of up it. I can see why I keep having to stop now as I had plenty of back and front brake on, it’s incredibly steep and dangerous to ride with cars parked on either side of a very narrow road.

Still I got some more pictures from a slightly different angle, and with not much sun they look totally different to those I took on Sunday’s ride. I don’t think I will ever get bored with looking at this view – Welcome to Yorkshire!

Ride Details

Distance: 6.5 miles

Time Taken: 45.07

Elevation Gain: 565ft

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This is a view taken half way down the hill