Wetherby – the Elmets of Barwick & Sherburn, Saturday 15th July 2023, 38 miles

Riders: Bob Lunt, Alec Marley

Route: Shambles – Linton – East Rigton – Thorner – Leeds Orbital – Barwick in Elmet – Aberford – Sherburn in Elmet – Stutton – Bramham – home

Two lone riders turned up prepared to combat the weather conditions that was about to be thrown at them. I thought a route including the cycle paths following the Leeds Orbital might be a first for a WW ride … please let me know if this assumption is correct. I was also hoping to follow the yellow brick road but after all the overnight rain the track was very tacky so we diverted to the other side of the orbital and travelled along the tarmac cycle track … wow we cyclist are spoilt for choice!?!? The only spoiler was having to pass through a gypsy encampment and having to pass clutter and free range dogs!

However we were kindly treated by the weather as the downpours were short lived and we could admire the lightning bolts off afar over York area! As a result you could foretell the topic of conversation when we got to Penny’s for our mandatory cake break was about sunnier climates and our forthcoming holidays!

A good social ride enjoyed by Bob and Alec … thanks for the company Bob.