Saturday 29 July 2023 ride to Broughbridge 42 miles

Saturday saw 5 of us assemble for the 9.15 start, Bob L, Gavin, Pete C, Stuart and me. In addition the Wetherby Nomad joined us namely Fred sporting his usual green attire. Needed him to ride separately from us as we all sported Wheelers red Jerseys. Members Fred honour the Jersey.
Anyway with the weather looking fine despite a westerly breeze we set off to Knaresborough, Scriven, Farnham, Bishop Monkton and our cafe stop at Plenty in Boroughbridge.
Pete C grumbled I had stolen his thunder for next weeks ride as he was planning to lead the troops. Sorry Pete I’m sure we can find an alternative route.
True to form Fred peeled off and skipped the cafe stop, well his loss as Pete C honoured his birthday by treating us all to coffee and cake. Many thanks Pete you don’t look a day older than you were Friday.
Our morning’s entertainment was further enhanced by Phil W who was out with his regular Saturday mate for a sausage roll ride. Did the extra weight cause the puncture Phil?
In addition Kathy turned up with John, he was getting his Saturday exercise.
Our route home took us via the Dunsforths to Whixley and Cattal to Walton where we said our good byes and headed home.
This was my first ride for over a week as my left knee had been swollen, thankfully all seemed okay and the guys looked after me as we kept the pace a little more sedate.
Thanks guys for the company.