Out on the bike this morning for just under 35 miles. Headed over to Ingleby Greenhow via Seamer and Great Ayton. Climbed Ingleby Bank (need to find my climbing legs!!) and headed down Bilsdale to Chop Gate. Turned right here and climbed up Raisdale to the the top of Carlton Bank. This was a real slog into the wind and my legs were starting to complain when I got to the top. Dropped down Carlton Bank and headed back home via Hutton Rudby.
It really was a ride of two halves. The outward leg to Chop Gate was a accompanied by a tail wind so I made good progress, but as I turned up Raisdale I turned into the wind and it was a tough ride all the way back home.
Ingleby Bank is a barsteward no matter how fit you get. That’s a lovely route. Especially the road up to Lordstones. Gunner had a good laugh on that road one day when bloke on a blue Giant decided to take the piss
Nice route that one Hugo. It used to be one of my staple training rides about 3 years ago, though I did Clay Bank rather than Ingleby. Not because Ingleby’s easier, it isn’t, it just suited me to do Clay Bank.
From Clay Bank to Chop Gate is superbly fast, and the section from Chop Gate to Carlton Bank top is lovely and choppy, climbs mixed with descents to keep the heart pumping. I always seem to get held up by cars though on the descent of Carlton Bank. 🙄 🙄