Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I did the shorter route last year and it reminded me just how good the cycling can be in Derbyshire.
Entry is on the line - a very reasonable £12.50 for CTC members £15.00 if you're not. Flexible start time between 8 and 10 am.
Details can be found by typing Phil and Friends in to your search engine.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
The following Sunday I have arranged to do the Mary Townley Loop with Mick Collins and a couple of other lads, we'll be starting from Callis Bridge at 8 or 9ish, I'll confirm the time later. Lets have good turn out from the Condor.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Our Cyclo Cross team took part in the Brooksbank Cross at Elland on Wednesday evening. Once again John led the team home to finish 24th overall and 1st V60, with Richard 47th & Steve 60th. John leads the summer series overall not only in the V60 category but also the over 50's.
Good luck to Grimpy next week; he flies out to the Alps on Saturday to ride 6 stages of the TdF, he's with a group riding the stages 2 days prior to the actual Tour so will have plenty of roadside encouragement. He's promised to let us have a day by day account to publish on the blog.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
30 years ago as a young lass, I joined the Condor Road Club and met some fantastic people and enjoyed wonderful club runs, not to mention some very boozy exploits! Character building is the term I think that best serves this part of my life!
Cycling has always been a part of my life though I am often a spectator these days rather than a participant.
I now live in Guiseley, am married and have a 14 year old son who despite my best efforts prefers football to cycling.
I run a charity called Andrea's Gift which raises funds for brain tumour patients and research in Yorkshire, and each May, we have an annual 65 mile cycle ride from Wetherby to Scarborough. I will let you know the date for 2010 and maybe some of you will join us, it would be fantastic to see you all again.
For my own pursuits, in 2005 I attempted Letape du Tour in the Pyrenees with a bunch of doctors I work with on the charity. Sadly I was time eliminated before the major climb - col d'Aubisque so I was unable to claim my medal, but it was an amazing event.
Your friend in cycling
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
I managed to download, complete and post my entry form but I'm not sure whether other Condor regulars, (John,Ian,and Robin) will have been so lucky (I still don't know that my entry will be accepted).
In the past preference may have been given to long standing entrants and those from local clubs, but the whole event has become a lot slicker recently and more organised so I'm not sure whether there will be latitude for the organisers to make decisions on grounds such as these. This said I'm sure Rob Jebb will get a ride whenever he puts his application in!
If you're a disappointed Condor it may be worth a quiet word with the organiser John Rawnsley if you know how to contact him - he may have gone to ground however - I guess he'll be getting a lot of calls at the moment.