Knaresborough to Otley Folk Club via Harrogate and the Washburn Valley
In Knaresborough we stayed at Ebor Mount Guest House, an interesting very old building with comfortable beds and an excellent breakfast, especially because we had a choice including kippers.
Wednesday was a bit of a rest day with quite a short ride and no big hills. So we stopped for a couple of hours relaxation at the elegant Turkish Baths in Harrogate. Luckily Wednesday morning is a mixed session at the baths so any cyclist following this route can take advantage as long as they have a swimsuit.
Then a steady climb out of Harrogate along another dead straight road and down into the Washburn Valley again, this time further south via a small road that had one or two short steep uphills but a lot of visual compensations.
And downhill into Otley for the Folk Club at Korks Wine Bar. Another good evening. The locals all had some fatigue as the previous weekend had been the Otley Folk Festival but still some excellent music.