Neil Reed had planned an excellent course which encouraged us to use a mixture of roads and bridleways in this beautiful area less than 10 miles from Leeds city centre. I decided to stay on the bridleways around Harewood and Eccup and really appreciated the views across Wharfedale in the evening sunshine. Edwin decided to visit all of the 30 point controls and did it so well that he won overall ahead of local rider Tim Patterson, his Dad and the Generation pair of Adrian & Nathan Parker. The Sun Inn provided an excellent event centre and managed to serve our meals as soon as we finished despite the extra custom that the England game brought in. We could then enjoy the second half.
There were 33 riders which was a pleasant surprise as I only had 7 online and 10 email entries by the closing date on Sunday evening. I was glad I took my computer and printer for the extra 16 maps that were needed!!
Frank Appleton is recovering from knee surgery and planning the next evening event on Wednesday 11th July from the Blue Bell at Kirby Hill near Boroughbridge – so a chance to ride around the area where I lived for 25 years!! Hopefully we will see you there or at the next league event at Silton & Boltby Forests near Thirsk on July 14th
Kepwick crossroads on the Cleveland Way between Silton and Boltby Forests