Wetherby – Thirsk, Sunday 8th October 2023, 70 miles

Four riders set out on a cool, misty autumn morning for Thirsk: Bill, Pete D, myself (Michael) and Nick who had planned a loop via Coxwold. With arm warmers and gilets we headed up the A168 to Boroughbridge then took road to Easingwold for a quick coffee in Fika. By coincidence we met Kathy there as she had ridden with a group which was nice.

Fuelled with caffeine we headed north to Coxwold and Kilburn then almost to Thirsk but stopped near Bagby for lunch at the Old Barn Coffee Shop. After lunch and eclectic conversation we turned south just before Thirsk, passing Bagby Airfield (me neither). Our way back to Boroughbridge took us through Dalton and Little Sessay after which we took the scenic route south via the Ouseburns, Whixley and Cattal.

The sun finally made an appearance as Biil and Nick headed west and east and Pete and myself continued south. Thanks to Nick for a good Sunday route and to all for excellent company and a good day in the saddle. I’ve attached a photo of the White Horse as we did not see it all day.

Michael B