On my way to meet Lizzie at Ellerton. Just climbed The Stang. Boy is it tough.
Mostly downhill to Reeth now and bacon sarnie at The Dales Bike Centre!
Post script: it was indeed a nice bacon sarnie and hot chocolate in The Dale Bike Centre, followed by a cheeky ride along the Reeth-Richmond road (it’s closed for resurfacing before the Tour de France), then a fight into the headwind south of Catterick Garrison, before eventually arriving at Ellerton for the post-swim cakes. 90km in all, and if it hadn’t been for the headwind, I’d have been happy to do the short 50km route back home.