Sunday Rides – 17th April 2016

Five set off heading towards Weardale and St Johns Chapel.  Unfortunately, due to a double puncture, two had to make a detour off route to obtain replacement inner tubes.

The five rejoined at Stanhope with 3 continuing on to St Johns Chapel for lunch.  A return over the gated road, through the snow, on to Middleton In Teesdale, Barnard Castle, Whorlton, Staindrop and home.

Head winds on the way out and a kind following wind on the way home.

65 miles covered with approximately 4,000 ft of ascent.

The 2nd group headed out towards Tow Law via Willington and Sunniside, into a headwind eventually turning to head towards Lanchester for coffee. After a hilly ride to get there it was nice to be on the flat for a while, picking up the lines towards Durham then back to the hills returning via Shincliffe, Coxhoe, Metal Bridge and Ferryhill – with approx 50 hilly miles done.

Domestique posted at 2016-4-17 Category: Sunday Rides