Way of the Roses.
4 of the midweek cyclists got out of their comfort zone and last week and cycled west to east along the Way of the Roses from Morcambe to Bridlington. Not bad when our average age was over 70! It was a delightful trip. The weather was kind, in that we had no rain, and only moderate winds against us on the last day, but the heat was at times overpowering with temperatures in the high 20s ( and possibly more).
The middle section when we crossed the Yorkshire Dales had several steep long climbs and hair-raising descents, the crossing of the Vale of York was very flat, and the first and last section went through some wonderful scenic valleys. In all it was a very varied route with minimal main roads, very easy to follow signs, and was officially 170miles We completed it in three and a half days, and one of us managed a swim in the North Sea when we arrived in Bridlington. We all enjoyed each other’s company and laughed a great deal and of course consumed a ‘moderate’ amount of alcohol!