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2nd February 2008 ride to Long Preston

2nd February 2008 ride to Long Preston
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Ride report by Simeon Orme
A lot of members wimp out and decide to stay home, it was not cold it may have been the covering of snow on the ground when members look out of the bedroom windows first thing in the morning but I found that the roads well salted on my drive out to the start of the ride at Settle but for short strength between High Bentham and Clapham where I had to be bit more careful driving the van.

The only other member to turn up for the ride was Brian Parkinson, after unloading my bike from the van we headed into Settle to the Settle Down Café for first morning café stop where Brian order a breakfast and myself a toast tea cake, after putting the world to right and having laugh about General Secretary excuses for not coming out! At this point I should mention that Brian lives 800 feet above sea level and he did say that he had to sweep some snow away from garage before he could get his van out that morning, anyway getting back to the ride we headed out of Settle on the B6480 before about mile before turning on to Lodge Road which followed pass Lodge Farm up through Hudsa Plantation on to the Pennine Bridleway, at this point we decide we would follow Pennine Bridleway down to Long Preston and not do the Settle Loop due the weather conditions, so when we got to Long Preston we headed to the café at the village post office for brew before heading back to Settle via Wigglesworth  and Rathmell.

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