Yorkshire 2018: Mea Culpa…

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet up with the cyclist and journalist Rob Ainsley over a coffee in Halifax. I mentioned Rob a few weeks ago here on and it was good chatting to him about his ‘Yorkshire Ridings’. More details of his cycling exploits are in the post below from November 2018. Keep reading beyond my admission of guilt for details…

Yorkshire 2018 never happened. It was my great plan to cycle all of the National Cycle Network routes in Yorkshire during the calendar year 2018. If you are seen as an optimist even by those at the positive end of the thinking spectrum, you might point out that there are nearly two months remaining in 2018 and that, if I got off my backside, onto the saddle and started pedalling, I could probably still achieve my objective. But that’s not going to happen, especially as those two months are November and December. Had they been July and August, it might have been a challenge worthy of serious consideration but with short days, single-figure temperatures, rain, ice, perhaps even snow… You can see I’ve been preparing the excuses quite well.

It wasn’t a complete failure. I did get out and about in this fair county of York, mainly in West Yorkshire…

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