Despit the snowy and frosty conditions, a few Firth Cycle’s regulars joined Jim and I for a jaunt around Calder Valley on Sunday morning. The route was led by Terry (his first and last – thanks for the tarmac memeories Terry) and went like this: started at the shop in Queensbury, then Ogden Water, Oxenhope, Leeshaw Reservoir, Bodkin Lane, Stairs Lane, down the side of Crimsworth Dean, Hardcastle Crags/New Bridge, up to Pecket Well then a monster road climb up Bedlam Hill on the Hebden Bridge road and finally a sneaky right onto the drainage channel back to Ogden and then back to Queensbury. 25 miles in total. A great trip out as you can see from the pics but the best news had to be that the Withens Pub is set to re-open in the near future and is currently doing tea and cakes which makes a nice stopping point.
We are planning to collate a mailing list of other like minded riders so if you would like notice of other rides please send me your email and i’ll add you to that list.