The Way of the Roses

We lost our good friend, riding companion and club Treasurer, Bernard Pope just over a year ago. Bernard made things happen. He introduced us to new cafes. He took us on the Arts ride, an unforgettable tour of the public artworks of Chesterfield and the surrounding area. He rode the End to End when he was not in the best of health and in his final months he was giving thought to another venture, The Way of the Roses. This ride was a tribute to Bernard.

Eleven riders took part in the tour which started on Monday 25 September with support from Sheila Johnson.

Raising a glass to our absent friend

Schedule (click on the day to view the route details):

Day 1 Morecambe to Settle

Leaving Morecambe

Cafe Stop

Day 2 Settle to Ripon

Top of t'hill out of Settle

Edwin Sporting the New Club Colours!!

Day 3 Ripon to Pocklington

Sunshine by the River Ouse in York

Tea at Beningbrough Hall

Day 4 Pocklington to Bridlington

A Great Feeling - the destination

Setting off into the Yorkshire Wolds

The total distance was 174 miles