Classics season is well underway and it's time for the 2016 edition of the Mild Inconvenience of the North.
Leaving from the shelter at 9am, this year's route takes the same mix of roads and tracks as last year: leaving York and heading South as far as Riccal before swinging East to Thorganby, Wheldrake, Elvington and across to Nunburnholm. There's a feed zone in Millington (Rambler's Rest) before heading North to Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Skirpenbeck, Bugthorpe and Leppington, then it's back into York via Scrayingham and Sand Hutton.
The route can be downloaded on Garmin Connect here.
MIotN is a 120km route taking in a combination of road and gravel and dirt tracks. It's one for the road bikes though (or at the very least, road tyres) as you won't want the extra rolling resistance of knobblies on the fast road sections. This is a classics inspired ride and was one of last year's club-run highlights.
On return to York, there will be a few places showing the cycling and serving beer and food. Bicis y Mas and Your Bike Shed are probably the best bets.