Sunday, 22 February 2009

More Yorkshire Rides

Two contrasting rides. One went to the West of Hull, the other went to the East.
Saturday
Hull - Cottingham - Skidby - Market Weighton - Londesborough - Pocklington - North Dalton - Middleton on the Wold - Bainton - Beverley - Hull
Distance - 60miles
Weather - mild and sunny
Terrain - rolling/hilly
Scenery - Pretty. Lots of small quaint villages with a pond, a church and horsey things.
The road between Pocklington has a number of steep hills in rapid succession.
The road from Bainton to Beverley (B1248) is constantly twists and rolls and is a favourite with motorbikers.


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Sunday
Hull - Bilton - Hedon - Patrington - Easington - Holmpton - Withernsea - Roos - Aldborough - Flinton - Sproatley - Bilton - Hull
Distance - 55miles
Weather - windy and cloudy with an extra cold breeze from the North sea
Terrain - flat/gently undulating
Scenery - largely uninteresting, with expanses of flat farmland. Nearer the coast were caravan parks, and an oil/gas refinery at Easington
The terrain twists and turns alot from Easington to Aldborough, quite exposed and a windy ride. Apart from the wind, the terrain is easy to ride. Watch out for refinery traffic near Easington.


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I liked both of the rides for different reasons. Saturday was obviously the prettier ride and gave a better feel-good factor. It was the more taxing ride though. Sunday wasn't a pretty ride, but I appreciated being able to get out for an easy spin.
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