Saturday, December 23, 2006

24 Dec - Chrismas Eve Ride

Meet 0910 at Crossroads pub Wainstalls; 0930 denholme gate; 1000 keighley roundabout

A gentle-ish potter to try and keep the mince pies at bay.

Let me know if you are thinking of coming.


Thursday, December 07, 2006


Prior warning of Peter's half-wheeling contest. 10.00am Brighouse outside VS Cycles.
Puzzle Hall for a 'Hair of the Dog', via Holmefirth, and the Isle of Skye.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

17 December - Riley's Treat

Time to dust down your singing voice and get ready for Paul Gower's annual rendition of three ha'pence a foot. Robin Hood pub in Pecket Well from lunchtime onwards.

There will be a ride first. Details to follow.

Monday, October 30, 2006

1 October - Season of Mists

Last outing this year for the best bikes. Time to wrap them in cotton wool for the winter, at look forward to Spring into the Dales to start off the 07 summer season.

Friday, August 25, 2006

3 September - Spud Riley

woodford, cheshire for sportive jaunt in south peaks and dovedale

start any time from 8am to 9am

entry on the line £20

27 August - bank holiday weekend

nothing planned. ring round if you want to ride.

20 August - other fleet moss randonee

A bit murky and cool for the middle of August, but a healty turnout from the Condor. Thanks to Chris Crossland and the crew for organising the ride and the good spread at the finish.

30 July - silverdale

warm & sunny - can't understand why it was just me and melv!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

23 July - Mary Townley Loop

For anyone who fancies a change from riding on melting tar next Sunday, a mountain bike run has been arranged, meeting 0800hrs Callis Bridge (twixt HB & Tod) for Mary Townley Loop. Should be back at start by mid afternoon. Ring Pete Horne for more details.

On the road - what do you fancy? Ring Ian Robinson if you want to get together for a ride.

16 July - out west from Hebden Bridge

No route planned yet but meet 0830 at the main traffic lights in HEBDEN BRIDGE

We had one of the flattest rides I've ever done out via Easington to Slaidburn (great bacon & egg butties in the riverside cafe). Back down the lanes through Otturnburn to Gargrave. IanR

9 July - La Marmotte

a classic ride up L'Aple D'Huez - felt like hell on wheels

2 July - Silverdale

A good ride over Silverdale and back down the lanes through Gargrave. Pete and Brian thought so too - until we met up in Settle.

Monday, May 22, 2006

28 May - Bank Holiday

We can hope for better than the usual bank holiday weather - there has been enough rain already.

Nothing planned yet - come along Wednesday or ring round and suggest the ride.


Monday, May 08, 2006

May 21 - Etape Du Dales

Get your best legs on ready for the Etape Du Dales


HQ opens 06.15; first riders off at 06.30 - last off at 09.30


Sunday 14 May

Nothing arranged yet - please leave a comment if you fancy a ride

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Tuesday Chain Gang

Many moons ago we used to have a Halifax chain gang - a full on training ride down the calder valley. We're hoping to bring the glory days back. Meet at King Cross Co-op 6.30 for 6.45pm every Tuesday. Riding will be 'through and off' until you drop (or not?)

7 May - Bowland Knotts

Bowland Knotts - a second attempt

Denholme Gate at 8.30

or 9.00 at Keighley roundabout

up to Settle, left to Keasden and back down towards Slaidburn, 80 miles or so.

Sunday 30 April

Did anyone ride on Sunday 30 April? - the bank holiday weekend.

Monday, April 03, 2006

23 April - Spring Into the Dales

Spring into the Dales

Start 9am prompt from Salem Community Centre, Salem Street, Hebden Bridge (near the co-op in the centre of town)

110km ride, £3.50 to enter

Audax event - see for full details


14 April - Coverdale


Meet 9am at Riverside Cafe in Otley

Out through the exoticly named Kirkby Malzeard, up Coverdale and back down Wharfedale.

I'm hoping for some better-than-usual weather this Easter.


9 April - Dunsop Dridge


We are now going to DUNSOP BRIDGE

Meet 8.30am in the center of Hebden Bridge (by the park gates - junction of A646 West End and Bridge Gate).

SteveB, NigelH, MelvynH and IanR will be out, maybe with PeteR and RobinH - any more up for it?


Monday, March 27, 2006

1 April - Settle/Airton

Nothing arranged yet - what about Bowland Knotts (Slaidburn via Keasden)?

9am somewhere?

(It rained - diverted over Scalibur to Airton and damply home).

Velodrome 30 March 8pm

30 March 2006 - coaching session at Manchester Velodrome 8 to 10pm

Contact Mark at Pedalsport (King Cross Cycles) - 01422 361 460

Friday, March 24, 2006

26 March - Waddington

Meet HEBDEN BRIDGE at the main traffic lights, junction of A646 West End and Bridge Gate.

9.30 am British Summer Time (get out of bed early).

For a run out west maybe to WADDINGTON.


Monday, March 13, 2006

Wednesday Night Runs

Training Run

Every Wednesday - 7pm.

Meet in Luddenden Foot on the canal bridge - junction of Station Road and Burnley Road,

In multimap or google maps type postcode HX2 6AD.

There will be a small bunch of 3 to 10 riders on the bridge in usual roadie clothing. You know, garish orange trade tops, helmets with no visors, unsuitably tight lycra for men of that age.

The run is fairly short and easy in the winter months maybe taking in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Littlebrough, over Blackstone Edge to Ripponden and finish along the valley to The Puzzle Inn in Sowerby Bridge. It is a run of about 20 miles, in 1.5 hours or so.

In the summer we venture out over Cragg Vale ("the longest continuous ascent in England"), to Littlebrough, Hollingworth Lake, Milnrow, Denshaw, Buckstones, and then finish past Scammonden reservoir to Sowerby Bridge. 30 to 35 miles, roughly 1.5 to 2 hours.

Ian Robinson 14.3.06