From there, on to Ponteland and the obligatory stop at Jan's Kitchen for refreshments. Along the way we managed to recruit another member for our cycling group.
The return route was the reverse of the outward journey and was notable for a late entry for the Seaton Sluice Backpedalers Wall of Shame when a member of the group failed to stay rubber side down. Competition for top spot is hotting up.
Approaching the end of the ride, the group met a gentleman who was on his second day of a Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle Ride.
Perhaps that could be our Cycle Challenge 2015.