Thursday, 5 March 2020

2 bike ride on Sunday 8 March

The route planned is to set off from Appleby Cloisters at 9.30 and to take the left turn at Burrells following the road towards Soulby but taking a right turn to Warcop. We will then do a slightly circuitous route via Little Musgrave and Soulby across a ford (there is a small footbridge and assistance will  be given to those with heavier bikes) and into Kirkby Stephen for coffee (15.5 miles, 666 feet of ascent). From coffee we will explore the Northern Viaduct route (off road but not a problem for a road bike) and travel via Hartley, Winton and Great Musgrave into Brough for lunch at the Brough Castle Ice Cream Parlour and Tea room (a mere 8.5 miles). After lunch it is a 11.8 mile (466 feet of ascent) journey back to the start. Let’s hope the weather is kind.

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