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At the top of Cocking Lane

Last nights Thursday ride…

For a change we had decent weather.  Not warm but sunny and dry and plenty of blue sky.  Couldn’t have been much diferent from the week before and that’s no doubt the reason for the record turnout.

As with most of our rides, it started with a climb.  We picked Paul Fitz up at the White Lion in Kildwick and headed up on to the moor.  Before decending through Draugton and riding along the gated road to Bolton Abbey.  Next destination was Ilkley via Nesfield (we’ll save Langbar for another week eh?).

The final real climb up Cocking Lane strung us all out but we hand a regroup at the top and some great photos courtesy of Steve Hannigan.

A great social ride enjoyed by all.  Just what South Craven is all about.

Pauls run over wheel!

Thursday Ride – Neutral Service!

Last weeks Thursday ride was an old favourite for me.  An easy start through Connonley and Carlton to Skipton and then on to Embsay and along the back road via Halton East to Bolton Abbey, before riding back to Glusburn via Ilkley and Silsden.

Disaster struck just after Embasy, when we’re riding single file along a singletrack road.  Anyway to cut a long story short, there was a tangle of bikes and a front wheel which had been run over by a car.  Luckily nuetral service arrived quickly (in the shape of Andy Wiggins, Skipton Cycling Club.  Many thanks to him) and sorted our Paul Fitz with a new wheel and we carried on.