Day Twelve

Had a lovely evening with Geoff and Susan. In the morning, we said goodbye and we continued our journey north while they returned to W. Yorks.

We rode through Aldwark – very attractive with a beautiful church.

We soon joined NCR 65 and continued along quiet country roads to Easingwold.  After that things got hillier including this long pull. (Or should we say push?)

Great view of the White Horse from the top.

The plan had been to stop in Easingwold to buy food for lunch but the Main Street was not on our route and down a hill so we pressed on hoping to find a shop in Coxwold.

A very pretty village but no shop. Unfortunately there was no alternative to

and our first pub lunch.

Made a nice change from our usual picnic on a grass verge in the middle of nowhere!

We were in the village of Kilburn where we found the Mouseman workshop and visitor centre.  We think that the bread board we were given as a wedding present by Terry and Ros  in 1973 came from here.

It was only five and a half miles to Felixkirk but as usual there were quite a few hills at the end of the day to keep us on our toes! We got here in good time however and are pretty well organised for tomorrow. Going onto the North York Moors then hopefully downhill to Stockton-on-Tees.



4 thoughts on “Day Twelve”

  1. Hope you enjoy the North York Moors tomorrow – they should be covered in purple. If you’re contemplating another pub lunch, The Lion at Blakey Ridge is recommended, on the highest point of the Moors. Well done thus far! Happy pedaling!
    PS Went to see Williams the film last week and we both enjoyed it.

    1. Yes the heather is wonderful at the moment. Fortunately we are not going right over the Moors just along the edge. Means we will miss the pub though!

  2. Dear Nigel and Debbie,

    What a grand initiative! We are so very proud of you! You’ve earned a box of chocolates….
    Hope to see you soon.

    With lots of love,
    Frank and Marly Geerts

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