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Ride Report - Emley, the Redux

‘Horrible’ and ‘Shocking’ were just two adjectives used to describe the first time we ventured out to Emley Moor back in February. I hope this was due to the constant rain and freezing temperatures more than the route or my ability to lead a ride but regardless, the Sitwell train headed back there once more praying for better weather and more delicious nosebag at the wonderful Thorncliffe Farm Shop café.

Nine members set off from HQ on a lovely sunny morning however we were soon reduced to eight owing to a mechanical for Mr Spenceley in Aldwark who had to abandon due to the team car being nowhere to be seen.

The route itself was as remembered – undulating all the way with two proper climbs coming at Cannon Hall Farm and Hagg Hill up to the mast. All the riders stuck together in the main which is great for a hillier ride, and made for a very enjoyable day in the saddle.

Café Stop

This is one of the best café stops in our little black book and didn’t disappoint. Those of you on the Tour de Yorkshire sportive may know this place as the feed station on the long route Although it was busy the food came out pretty quickly and was of really good quality, plus we managed to bag a table outside in the sun. Special shout out to Joe ‘Two Sausage Rolls’ Strike who lived up to his name by again ordering two sausage rolls.