Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Yorkshire Dales Trip 31st May to 3rd June

Day 1: Tues 31st May: Set off from Collingham and cycled via Harewood to Otley south of the R Wharfe, then crossed over the river on to minor roads. We got to Bolton Abbey about lunchtime and although there was a cafe there we decided we'd rather have a pub lunch and cycled on to Burnsall - which was a bit further and hillier than expected. Got to Grassington about 3pm. 38 miles.

Day 2: Weds 1st June. Set off along a minor road to the north of the river after a good breakfast. Had coffee at Buckden then started the long climb up Langstrothdale over to Wensleydale in the drizzle. The descent to Hawes was extremely steep. Had lunch in a motor bikers cafe along with some old bikers who must have been in their 70s. Checked in to our B&B around 2pm and had a nap, before exploring the town. Only 22 miles but a big hill.
Day 3: Thurs 2nd June. Travelled along the north side of the R. Ure in the sun - which was very pleasant. Met a party of 5 tandems. Had coffee at Aysgarth Falls, then bought sandwiches for lunch which we ate at the ruins of Jervaulx Abbey. Arrived in Masham for 2pm and checked into our B&B - had a nap then explored the town (pattern developing here). It was curry night at one of the local pubs. 35 miles

Day 4: Fri 3rd June. Set off from Masham towards Kirby Malzeard and rural villages to the south of the town. We got a bit lost on a couple of occasions due to signs being knocked over or moved around, and found quite a few hills to climb. Eventually we found a flatter straighter road to Ripley then on to Knaresborough where we bought lunch. Made it back to Collingham about 3pm. 35 miles.

Total cycled 125 miles.

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