Wetherby to the Elmets of Barwick & Sherburn, Saturday 28th October 2023, 38 miles

Riders: Stuart Whittle, Phil Robertson, Pete Cartledge, and me, Alec Marley

Route: Shambles – Linton – East Rigton – Thorner – Leeds Orbital – Barwick in Elmet – Aberford – Sherburn in Elmet – Tadcaster – Boston Spa – home

On a typical autumn morning … fog, drizzle brief moments of sunshine … we set off from the Shambles heading for a ride amongst our Elmet towns of Barwick and Sherburn. I thought a route including the cycle paths following the Leeds Orbital was a new route for Phil, Stuart and Pete and so it proved. After we reached Aberford we were back onto familiar routes and heading to Penny’s was well welcomed.

I was well pleased with Pete who stuck it out although he was finding it tough. We all stuck together and enjoyed a good social ride … thanks for the company