The Ribble Valley Ride

The Accidental Mamil

j01j0kkDThe Ribble Valley Ride was the closing sportive event of the Ribble Valley Cycling Festival, starting from Clitheroe in Lancashire.  Like with the OS Cobbler Sportive earlier in the year, it would be a chance to visit family in the area and make a full weekend of it, which is always good for the brownie points in a year where cycling events have eaten into precious family time.  Having travelled the M6 up t’north to Clitheroe earlier in the month for a friend’s wedding, I’d taken the chance to recce some of the route and was looking forward to more of the stunning scenery that Lancashire and North Yorkshire had to offer.  Hopefully the forecast rain for the Sunday morning wouldn’t put too much of a dampner on the event.

RBR StartEarly on the Sunday morning I cycled through a sleepy Clitheroe to the start on the edge of town, where…

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