We awoke before dawn, but not as early as yesterday, and so it was 6.30am before we set off and fortunately, it was our driest pack of the trip. The road down to East Butterwick was really quiet and although the sky was overcast, it was pleasant riding. We passed under the motorway, and then came to the bridge near Guiness.
Fortunately, there is a cycletrack over the bridge and DS1 knew the area, so we didn’t have to consult the map to get up to Kneadby. This is a port and there are still BWB facilities. DS1 had his facilities key , so we made use of them.
Very weak sunshine began to emerge, so as we passed through the villages of Adlingfleet and Ousefleet, we were looking for somewhere to sit but we couldn’t find anywhere. We did stop briefly in Adlingfleet to look at a sign board about the area, and the history goes back to Viking times. Second breakfast was eaten in Goole. We hadn’t taken maps for the area we were about to cycle through so relyed on previously being there. Some of the roads have changed a little but we knew we had to go towards Howden and once near there we could use the cycle route signs to navigate. There is a shared path along the A road towards Howden so we cycled on it for safety.
By now the sun was shining and it was hot. Along through Barmby on the Marsh and onto the river path. There were quite a lot of people taking advantage of the good weather, walking, cycling and sun bathing but once furthur from the village, we had the path to ourselves for a lot of the way.
In Selby, we made a slight mistake but this was to our advantage as a kind man allowed us to refill our water bottles which we needed. Up in Riccall, we stopped at the postoffice for ice lollies, and then onwards again up the Selby railpath. (Why this is in italics I do not know as it is switched off).
The path was buzzing with walkers and cyclists all along it’s length. We saw one little child on a Tag along furiously backpeddling, which made us laugh.
This photo was taken crossing the Ouse. Can you see the wire man ontop of the bridge?
Over the racecourse and into York. Lunchbreak in Rowntree park, then battle through the crowds at Lendel bridge. Unfortuntely, the toilet facilites have been removed , as the area is being redeveloped. It was lovely along the river up through to Benningbrough, Newton on Ouse and on to Linton. Our friends M and J were at home, so another waterbottle refill and onwards again over Aldwark bridge, Great Ouseburn and so to Boroughbridge. Our longest ride of the trip.
We could not get my favourite pitch , but one near it by the river and then we cycled back to have takeaway for our evening meal. In excess of 70 miles.
This was the view from our tent as we went to bed and we could see the birds settling down.