WW Saturday Social Ride to Studley Roger, 42 miles, 14 April 2024.

I decided that despite riding past Fountains Abbey on Tuesday I would re do the route but this time go through Studley Roger itself. My decision was partially made as a result of our new member who liked the area and Olivers Pantry.
This time the weather was kinder as we met up at the Shambles, our riders being Suzanna, Bob L, Dave W and me Steve B.
Our outward journey was to Knaresborough, Farnham and Copgrove.
Bob who was still building back up decided to turn at Farnham.
From there we were on to Burton Leonard and Markington. Some new lanes being ridden by my colleagues on the way. I said I would take the opportunity to take some photos of the House and Abbey for a change.
After Tuesday the roads were certainly much drier.

After the steep ramp we turned and came in through the top gate to make our descent through the grounds.
Again another opportunity to get in some photos.

Once into Ripon we headed for the cafe and with the sheltered area sat outside.
Coffee and cake were the order of the day while we interrogated our new member. We have ways of making you talk. 😂 Just nosey 😊
With the wind helping we then headed to BB and our route home through the Graftons. The final leg was on the A168 and we worked hard having a cross headwind to counter.
Once again thanks all and to Dave for leading us home into the wind.