July 2016 – Birthday Ride

img_0931The 12th July 2016, the start of my 71st year dawned to bright sunshine, boding well my plan to ride up Tan Hill, down into Keld, then across Buttertubs, where Ros was to meet me with sustenance. Leaving at 0815 the ride went well, little wind, cool on the tops, but a great 80km ride taking in 1200m of ascent and burning just short of 4,000 calories, much of which were replaced with my birthday cake eaten at the side of the road near Simonstone Hotel (remember the Jeremy Clarkson sparring match?)

The summit at Tan Hill
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Birthday morning tea break
Birthday cake

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Brimham Rocks and en route to Tan Hill

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Post ride celebrations

Click here for interactive details of my ride (in a new page)