The road to Burnsall.
I’ve found a new feature on my camera which takes panorama shots (click to enlarge). It’s also that time of the year, where I’m in the mood for being a touring cyclist rather than cycle-racer.
The weather is great, but the Yorkshire Dales roads are much busier now it’s the summer holidays. I remember why I like riding in spring and autumn so much now.
The road to Langbar. Be careful of sheep.
Panorama of Langbar.
The road over Langbar.
I had a letter to post, so I thought I would stop at the first letterbox by the side of the road. I ended up cycling 15 miles to Woodstock before a letterbox appeared. It was a rather well maintained letterbox.
One of those days when I was in the mood for stopping and taking photos rather than concentrating on cycling.
I could quite see myself as a cycle tourist, panniers, fat tyres and rolling around the countryside. Not sure about growing a beard though.
Intrigued by the wildflowers by the side of the road. Again a sign of the tourist nature dominating. Usually when cycling I don’t notice these things.
A few weeks earlier. Wharfedale looking towards Barden Tower.
North of A59
I went up Hainworth Lane cobbles a few weeks ago. Can’t say I enjoyed it!
A typical view from the steep hills of West Yorkshire.
Looking towards Hebden Bridge
Calderdale is an area which has grown on me. Densely populated, and roads often busy, but still great views.
2 thoughts on “Scenic views – more touring than training”
It’s a lovely way to see the country especially in a group. We’ll let you off the beard but sandals are required for the evening!!!