On a cold, icy Friday at the beginning of April, 24 Belles set off to the North Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby for a weekend of cycling.
Staying on a farm in self-catering cottages, people arrived at different times to settle into their homes for the weekend.
The farm was located just outside Whitby. At the bottom of the farm track was dedicated access to the Cinder Track.
The Cinder Track, between Scarborough and Whitby, is a popular off-road route through the North York Moors National Park, just inland from the stunning North Yorkshire coast.
A couple of Belles had organised short rides or walk options for Friday afternoon.
Each took in a mini sightseeing trip of the many historical places in Whitby, plus the opportunity for a beverage!
Friday evening was spent all together in one of the cottages enjoying a shared supper.
After a cooked breakfast (vegetarian and vegan options catered for) all prepared to set off on a ride.
The three-cake, 42-mile ride to Scarborough and back, setting off first.
The two-cake, 22-mile ride to Ravenscar tearoom and back, followed on.
Everyone had to keep stopping along the way, to take pictures of the amazing views.
Though the track was muddy in places and there was a steady climb to Ravenscar, it was great to have a whole day’s traffic-free bike ride.
A fantastic day’s cycle, despite a couple of punctures and rain bursts.
Followed off by a meal out and a fun quiz all about Whitby.
Time to pack up and leave after breakfast.
Many taking advantage of either a further bike ride or a walk into Whitby.
A successful Bingley Belles trip! Lots of laughter, chat, memories made, and of course cycling!