Thursday, January 31, 2008

Next Sunday 3rd Feb


I don't know how others training is progressing so far this year but mine is'nt. However I will be riding the North West Passage in a couple of weeks time and I know Brian intends to do the same (Grimpy may if his sat-nav can find Rochdale). In order to get some time in the saddle I intend to have a potter round Silverdale next Sunday. If there's anyone out there who fancies forgoing high end speed training for some long steady distance I will be at Denholmgate at 0900hrs.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Grimpy does it again

John pictured with his bronze medal at the World Masters Cyclo-Cross Championships at Mol, Belgium last Saturday. Well done!
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Thursday, January 17, 2008

20 Jan - Waddington

Meet 0930 hours at the traffic lights in the centre of Hebden Bridge (between the park and the pedestrianised area). A trundle out to Waddington (and back) will then follow. All welcome.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

DEMAND ride - 28 June 2008

I said that I'd mention a new challenge and fundraising ride:

"Join us for the first ever DEMAND Yorkshire Dales 100km/50km Challenge

The ride - 100km or 50km over the Yorkshire Dales, starting and finishing at Skipton, in aid of DEMAND (Design and Manufacture for Disability).

Date - Saturday June 28th 2008
Start - 7.30 -8.30 for 100km,
8.30 - 9.30 for 50km
Refreshments available to buy along route and at Finish

To many of you 100km or 50km isn't much of a challenge, but the ride isn't about that - it's about raising money for those who face huge challenges every day through disability. Your sponsorship money helps DEMAND to help more disabled people so please dig deep! Enter online at

There are more than 10 million disabled people in the UK. DEMAND (Design and Manufacture for Disability) exists to design and manufacture equipment for them where no "off the shelf" solution is available. Whether DEMAND are asked to improve quality of everyday living or provide opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable, they can only do as much as your donations allow. DEMAND’s clients face tough challenges every single day of their lives. Please help DEMAND to help them by challenging yourself to take part in this new, exciting event.”

Hope that’s all ok. I’m really looking forward to seeing how this ride works out. All advice and comments gratefully appreciated!

Lesley McGinty
Community & Corporate Fundraising Manager

Wot no Sunday Runs?

There must be good interest in the Condor runs, judging by the turnout for the Kettlewell trip and the people who have contacted me again for this week. I'm sorry there was nothing arranged.

The default is that we will meet with the Imps - see for details, because they helpfully have a calendar planned out for the whole year ahead.

What can we do to make Condor runs go more smoothly?


Wednesday, January 09, 2008


After the sad demise of the Puzzle it is back to "plan A" for the AGM.

Greetland Sports and Social Club (i.e. same place as last year), 8.30 for a prompt 9pm start.


- Minutes of 2007 meeting
- Matters arising
- Election of officers
- Trophies
- Club dinner


ps. This Wednesday meanwhile we are going to The Works in Sowerby Bridge (assuming they'll have us).

Monday, January 07, 2008

Congratulations to Grimpy, National Cyclocross Champion for the 65 age category!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

6 Jan - Kettlewell

Meet 10am at Denholme to match the Imps run (which means about 10.30 at Keighley roundabout) for the first Sunday run of 2008.
This is the only photo I could find on the web of the lovely Madame Zarina (centre) in Kettlewell, where we will be headed for the bacon & egg sarnies. Hopefully we'll avoid the 2CV rally that has bugged us in the past if we go up the small roads and back on the main road.
Club Meeting
The next one is 16 Jan in the Puzzle Hall Inn, Sowerby Bridge from 9pm.
Club Dinner - 26 Jan
A reminder that the club dinner is coming soon on Saturday 26 January 2008 at Lightcliffe Golf Club (no, I don't know where that is either, so I'll have to go along to find out. Apparently it is near Brighouse somewhere). Tickets are on sale now from Paul Gower.
Club Subs
Also due now-ish. Still the same bargain price of £6. See Paul again. Maybe that's a reason not to go to the Puzzle on the 16th after all ...