Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Heartbeat and support stockings

....two very entertaining British tv shows I'm afraid.  We were away again on the bike last weekend meeting up with friends from Ireland and other from across the country for a couple of days biking in and around North Yorkshire.

Saturday saw us ride over to Whitby, compulsory fish and chips then on to Goathland for more compulsiry ice cream and visits to Scrips garage and the Adensfield pub, great.

Sunday saw us off again through some fabulous scenery a=s we headed to Holmfirth for a drink of tea in Sid's cafe and a quick nip up Nora Battie's steps.

We rode back through some of Derbyshire's finest roads to CMC in Chesterfield for tea and cake before heading home with other going in all directions after a great weekend. Problem with this bike is its too tempting to ride and poor Waterlily is getting neglected.

It really would be rude not to.

Ok the canal link......while up in the hills we did pass over a few canals or more likely rivers that were navigable, I really must do some research on the Leeds Liverpool and Huddersfield narrow canals as if the give this scenery pay back they have to be worth the effort?


Halfie said...

The northern canals are most definitely worth the effort, Nev. The trouble is, once you've got there with Waterlily, you'll be wanting to go off biking again!

LittleInsect said...

funny, I was in Goathland a couple of weeks ago, and I found the ice cream there compulsory too!

Nev Wells said...

yep the northern canals are on the shopping list !

Nev Wells said...


Were you giving the new hornet its taste of freedom?

Ian and Karen said...

You really must see the northern canals. We did all three pennine crossings last year and have just done Leeds & Liverpool and Huddersfield Narrow again. Beautiful scenery all around you making all the locks worthwhile.