Nine of us met outside the Delaval Arms on a bright, cool morning for our regular Sunday ride. There was a brisk, northerly wind as we set off along the coast.
At the Rendezvous Cafe we took a left and headed up Monkseaton Drive to South Wellfield and then on to Earsdon and Shiremoor.The familiar route through Silverlink followed but instead of dropping down to Percy Main we skirted the Retail Park and rode through a housing estate which took us into the Rising Sun Country Park.
A brief ride along some very busy paths took us to the cafe for morning coffee.
The exit from the park is next to Benton Asda where we had to follow the road through Holystone before joining the track which leads through the farm then on towards Killingworth.
We then joined the Reivers Cycle Route to head down into Backworth. Just before entering the village we turned left to join the network of paths which took us through to Seghill.
From here we made our way back up Seaton Delaval and then down the Avenue back to Seaton Sluice, a total journey of about twenty miles.