22nd October 2011: A ride to Clapham

A view of flooded field above Hornby on the way to start of the ride at Wray.

The cake photo at the Bridge House Farm Tea Rooms in Wray.

Ian’s Chips at the Bridge House Farm Tea Rooms in Wray.

A face on a gate post on Mewith Lane.

Ian new bike.

Looking back down the lane to Harden Bridge where we cross over the A65.

Stopping for lunch near the Flascoe Bridge near Austwick on the Pennine Bridleway.

A lunch time view of the Flascoe Bridge.

A view across the bridge.

Crossing over the bridge

A view of the ford in Feizor.

The cake photo at Elaine’s Tearoom in Feizor.

A view across the fields outside Elaine’s Tea Room.

On the climb up the Pennine Bridleway from Feizor.

Regrouping at end of the bridleway through Wharfe.

Heading along Thwaite Lane towards Clapham.

A unusual view of the public art at the end of the track in Clapham.

The cake photo outside the Old Manor House Cafe in Clapham.

Another view outside the Old Manor House Cafe.

Heading down the road to Cold Cotes.

Peter at top of last climb of the day before dropping down to Wennington.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

Usually for me I was early getting to Start at Bridge House Farm Tea Room but I was not the first to get to the start that honour belong to new member Chris who had rode down Wenningdale from High Bentham to join us for first ride out with the Group. We soon join by Ian and Peter who both rode their bikes to the start, then several minutes later by Nick and Eileen. After chatting and eating putting the world to right, we headed up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses, then from Mill Houses taking the easy route out of the Hindburn Valley following the lanes through the hamlet of Russells up to Long Lane which we cross over to followed Cross Road up Mewith Lane which stay on for next several miles heading towards Settle, we did stop for few minutes to take photos of the face on a gate post. After passing through Mewith Head and Keasden we followed Fummber Lane to Harden Bridge where we cross over A65, for some of us this was easy as we time it right with gap in the traffic to get across the A65, it took Nick several minutes more to cross over. From Harden Bridge we follow the lane up to Austwick, which we headed through to join the Pennine Bridleway, we soon stop for bit of lunch by side of Austwick Beck near the Flascoe Bridge.

After our lunch stop we headed up the Pennine Bridleway towards Feizor where we stop at Elaines Tearoom for brew, there were quite a few cyclist’s in the tearoom when we got there on road bikes.

After our brew, we had to wait for Peter to mend a puncture before we continue along the Pennine Bridleway to Lower Bark House Farm, where we turn off the Pennine Bridleway and followed another bridleway down to the tarmac, which stay on short distance before following the bridleway through Wharf  and then down to Mill Bridge where we rejoin the tarmac for short distance before we headed up Thwaite Lane and then down to Clapham for afternoon brew at the cafe at Old Manor House.

After our cafe stop, we headed out of Clapham on the Old Road, after about mile we turn off the Old Road and headed through Cold Cotes and Whinney Mire down to A65 which we cross over, then we followed Dumb Tom’s Lane towards High Bentham and Wennington, at Fourlands Hill, Chris left us to head back home to High Bentham. The rest of us continue on to Wennington where we join the B6480 which we followed back to Wray. In Wray,we said our goodbyes to Nick and Eileen, who head back to their car park at the car park at Bridge House Farm Tearoom. The rest of  us headed along the B6480, then the A683 and the Lune Valley Cycle Track back to Halton Station where we said our goodbyes and headed in different directions for home.

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