The weather wasn't bad; pleasantly cool, with constant drizzle.
The road from Neasham round to Girsby is gorgous, dead straight (it's a Roman road) and with trees planed along the edge, like a French boulevard. We were just saying what a fantastic place it must be to live, when a jet plane flew really low overhead, on its way to land at Durham Tees Valley Airport, which is just over the river. We could actually see the plane touch down and hear its engine pitch change.
The diversion we took off the A167 through Eryeholme was well worth it. A fantastic undulating road, with grass growing down the middle.
This could become a regular route; possibility of cutting short (via bridleway over Tees to Sockburn) or extending. Doable in two hours when not ill?
- Distance: 30 miles (including home-start and end-home)
- Surface: Road
- Weather: Cool but damp
- Time: Early evening, around 3 hours
- Bike: Inbred, with 2.25" tyres
- Comments: Felt good.
[Update] I've just used the cool gMaps Pedometer to map the route and calculate the distance. Seems like AndrewU needs to recalibrate his bike computer....