Sheriff Hutton to Sledmere and return. Saturday 23rd August 2014
The Magnificent Seven ride again. We set off on a bright sunny morning , using minor roads towards Malton. Today there was to be a lot of hills, the first really big one was at Bulmer a 1 in 6 but I don’t know what it is in percentages. Needless to say, I had walk a fair bit of it but did get on and cycle towards the upper end. However, I was able to give a cheery wave to those waiting for the stragglers (me) to arrive.
I didn’t get photos of the next superb bank but there was a great upsy downsy ride from Welburn to Coneysthorpe past Castle Howard. We then turned along to Malton passing over the A64 which was packed with stationary cars and we led the way to Huttons Ambo.
We know the way to a little chain bridge crossing the river Derwent. K was delighted to find this.
We then headed over to Langton and saw this very old sign.
There were apples to scrump too.
Then it was onwards again through North Grimston and onto Sledmere where there is a lovely cafe in the house grounds.
M’s husband and daughter met us there and we got in just before the deluge descended. We had seen wet roads and as we approached thought there might be rain about. It had stopped when we left but all the way back , we had shower after shower.
We climbed to Kirby Grindalythe and then had a great run down to Duggleby and North Grimston then through Norton on Derwent. Some people went into L*dl to top up on supplies before we headed through Malton and back along through to Coneythorpe.
We decided to head along to Terrington which was a slow grind of a climb but they run down to Sheriff Hutton was good except for the sting in the tail just as we entered the village.