The ride will start from The Cloisters in Kirkby Stephen at 0930, from where we will head for Hawes for 11's. I will lead the ride over Lamps Moss to Thwaite and then over Buttertubs to Hawes. Ernest has kindly offered to lead a second group to Hawes via Mallerstang, thus missing out the bigger climbs.
From Hawes we will all head for Buckden via Gayle and Fleet Moss and then on to Aysgarth Falls Café for lunch via Cray and Kidstones.
The return leg will be easier terrain, going through Askrigg and Hardraw and back to base via Mallerstang. The total distance will be 67 miles and slightly shorter for those riding the first leg with Ernest.
The forecast is looking great, so I hope to see you on Wednesday.