Sunday’s CTC ride to Ingleton explored a new “lane” soon after setting out from Beaumont. The cycle lane by the side of the new Heysham link road took the riders smoothly down the new cutting to Halton. It felt strange to be cycling on the right side of the road adjacent to speeding traffic and this section of the new road has no views to speak of, so curiosity was satisfied but this may be the only time we use it!
From Halton they climbed up through Halton Park and on to Gressingham, towards an early coffee stop at Hornby Post Office. Meeting up with 4 more club members who had cycled independently to Hornby, the enlarged group continued via Wray, Ravens Close and Burton-in-Lonsdale to the lunch stop at Ingleton.
Cognisant of the ever-decreasing daylight hours a fairly direct route was chosen for the return trip, via Bentham, then turning left at the Punch Bow Inn to gain the high level route down to Wray and along the Lune valley to Lancaster. For the time of year 45 miles was a respectable distance and they were grateful for a lull in the freezing conditions experienced earlier in the week.