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2014 Photo Galleries
21st December 2014 ride to Wray (Page two)
A sheep in a field near Eskrigge
A view of Barn near Brookdale Farm
Trees on the skyline.
A Christmas Tree sign at side of Aughton Road
Sheep in a field near Aughton
Another view of the sheep as painting.
A view of gate at side of Aughton Road
Trees at side of Kirkby Lonsdale Road.
Tree on the skyline near Moorgate
A view of farm building in Moorgate.
Another view of the farm building at Moorgate.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeIt was just one of those days you get in Winter where the best policy is to just ride out to morning cafe stop and have brew and in my case get my weekly fix of cake.So as usual, I wander down to Halton Station to check if anyone had turn up for ride and as usual no one was there but one of these days I may get shocking surprise one of these I may get few folk coming out on ride but a cycling club only work if some one is prepare to lead a ride each week and then share what he or her as seen on ride by taking some good photos of ride, to show you all what you miss!Cycle touring is about going and seeing what out there and enjoying the ever changing scenery as you cycle four seasons of the year, I am looking enough to live in one of best cycle touring area in England and decide to rediscover the natural beauty which is on my doorstep and start my Sunday rides from my front door instead of back of my van.Yes may be the first 5 to 10 miles may be boring when you start a ride from your front door but you tend to notice the changes in the landscape, when the first snowdrops start to flower which for me is first sign of Spring is on its way and days of longer daylight where you travel a bit further from home.To get any benefit from starting cycle ride from back of a car or van you need to travel about 20 to 30 miles depending on how stronger rider you are from home to discover new scenery to look at! It some thing we should all think about before we go out on Sunday cycle ride. Yes sometimes its a good ideal to explore new areas before you think about putting your bike in the back car on Sunday morning and go explore new territory a bit further away from home, have you been along all local lanes and bridleways in the last year because the local landscape is always changing and there is usually some interesting which I hope you see from my photos of my rides.Anyway getting back to the ride there was strong tail wind to blow me up the Lune Valley via the cycle path to Bull Beck Bridge, then a few miles on the A 683 to near Hornby and then the B 6480 into Wray where enjoy a morning brew with members of local CTC group at the Bridge House Farm Tearoom.The weather had not improve and did not think it worth heading up the Hindburn Valley to Lowgill where I planning on going on ride. So I headed back along the B 6480 into Hornby and short distance on the A 683 before crossing over the River Lune via Loyn Bridge and then climbing out of the Lune Valley along Fleet Lane and then through the hamlet of Eskrigge before heading through Aughton and before dropping down to Halton for late lunch at home.You can click here to see photos of 26th December walk to Aughton or you can checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site and you can also sign up for site’s free weekly newsletter