Bramham – Naburn, Sat 24 July 2021, 65 miles

The day dawned a little grey but still humid. Keith, Bob, Kenn (on a very clever Specialized bike) and I set off from Bramham headed into Aberford where we took the left to Lotherton and turned right to Sherburn. Here we were passed by dozens of bikers out for their Saturday morning adrenalin shot, and the weekly bad driving example from a van driver this time.

A left into and through Sherburn, and out on the Bishopdyke Road we turned right at Scalm Lane for no other reason than it was one (of the very few roads) that Keith hadn’t been down. A left in Wistow brought us back into Cawood for a rare occasion when the bridge was open to let a cruiser through on a high tide.

Over the bridge we ran through Stillingfleet into Naburn, then over the bridge on the cycle path and into Acaster Malbis. Through Copmanthorpe into Askham Richard we took the coffee stop at the garden centre where we sat near the road on spotting duty for the local horses and very busy tractors, Keith and I were served with slices of cake larger than the average semi-detached house, Kenn and Bob opted for something with slightly less calorific content. Following refreshments it was Angram, Long Marston and Tockwith, with a left/right down some nice tarmac alongside the bus depot.

A left at the end brought us back via the usual Walton, Boston Spa route. Just at the top of the hill, Kenn suffered a puncture and being so close to home agreed it quicker for a lift back from Bob.