Last year around bluebell time, I did this ride. This year again I had the opportunity to be dropped off at Horsley and make the ride south home via Tynedale, Weardale, Teesdale and finally back to Weardale. Unlike last year, there was a strong easterly cold wind. For the first half of the ride this wasn’t a big problem, as it was a sidewind. However, once in Teesdale (just over half way) this became an energy sapping headwind. However, I resisted the temptation to call for a rescue lift, and made it all the way home. 104 kilometres!
On entering Teesdale the route turned east into a strong headwind that was to make the rest of the day a bit of an ordeal…
Back to Weardale