Adventure

Skipton, Settle, Sun…

Phew! What a scorcher! It was predictable that, with horizon-to-horizon sun forecast for the first time in weeks, the cyclists would be out in force. And they were, especially in the few kilometres north of Skipton. As were, alas, hoards of drivers so, when the opportunity arose, escaping the main road from Skipton to Grassington came as welcome relief.

I was using Komoot for the first time and was generally impressed. It did, however, send us down a bridleway that even a seasoned mountain biker might struggle with. Mmm… I’ll give it 7 out of 10 and keep an open mind to using it in the future. Route-finding issues aside, it was a great ride following Wensleydale and then the River Skirfare before turning west, up a 16% gradient and across the hills to Stainforth and then Settle. Home on the train accompanied by the virus-spreading numpties who haven’t worked out how to wear a mask…

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