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Category: Februrary 2016

Ed’s cycling holiday in February 2016

At the finish – Wednesday 25th February 2016 – the end of STAGE 5

At the finish – Wednesday 25th February 2016 – the end of STAGE 5

This was a great ride through some lovely countryside made all the better by the snow, it really was picturesque. It was a follow on ride from my last trip so I made Bishop Auckland the start of this one.      The weather was cold but sunny most of the time, no rain but instead there was snow which was a bit of a worry at first & meant I wasn’t able to ride over Buttertubs Pass – a stage where…

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Thursday 25th February – Leeds to home by train

Thursday 25th February – Leeds to home by train

The city of Leeds didn’t get any better overnight traffic wise, I didn’t enjoy the short ride to the rail station to catch the train home. I allowed myself plenty of time to wait for my train – the 12:15hrs to Kings Cross, sitting around drinking coffee & generally people watching I decided that most people at the station were boarding the twice hourly services to Liverpool Lime Street station, once an announcement was made for the forthcoming departure of…

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Wednesday 24th February- Keld to Ribblehead Viaduct

Wednesday 24th February- Keld to Ribblehead Viaduct

When I looked out of my bedroom window from my B&B this morning at 07:00 there was a heavy frost across the dales, by 08:00 it was snowing lightly. By the time I finished breakfast the snow was starting to settle so I set off. I had planned to ride up & over Buttertubs Pass (where one stage of the last Tour de France was ridden) about 5 miles south west but due to the weather conditions decided against that…

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