Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Comment from Sean Smith re CCA rides

Sean Smith left a comment:

Pete, we tried to put some structure together for the early season training rides last year by publishing a list of meeting points. So thought I'd do the same thing this time. (Details on the CCA website).

I've included the traditional Kettlewell run as you've suggested but left the others open. Anyone have any further suggestions for routes - happy to put a few more up?

You'll also notice I've made Denholme gate the regular meeting point. Attendance fell off dramatically whenever me met elsewhere last year!

Raring to get stuck in, Sean

3:12 PM

Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year

New Years Day - The good news is that I've checked and the cafe in Holmfirth will be open at 1100hrs; the plan is to meet at Brighouse at 1000hrs, have a cafe stop at Holmfirth and if the weather in not too bad go over Isle of Skye, through Dob Cross, Delph & Denshaw, over Windy Hill stopping at Sowerby Bridge for a swift pint.

Sunday the 3rd January 2010 - As is the custom we will be meeting at Denholmgate 0900hrs for a less than leisurely ride to Madam Zarina's at Kettlewell
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Monday, December 07, 2009

The next few weeks

The grimpeur's section met yesterday at Elland Bridge for a South Pennine circuit in rather better weather conditions than the previous week. Brian, Damian and myself were joined by Dave Woodhead and Dan Annison.
Highlights were..................
Good tailwind from Greenfield over Isle of Skye
Bacon & egg sandwich at the Wrinkled Stockings, 5 out of 5
Dave in agony with cramp on the climb from Slaithwaite to Pole Moor
Lowlights were...................
Headwind from West Vale to Buckstones
Setting off again after an hour in the cafe
Dan making everyone's legs hurt

Next Sunday, the 13th I suggest we meet 0900hrs Denholmgate and perhaps go Skipton, Hetton, Winterburn for cafe stop at Aireton, stopping off at the pub in Carleton on the way back to have a pint with our old mates from the Bradford Elite.

The following Sunday, the 20th, will of course be Rileys Treat, I assume as usual at the Robin Hood, Pecket Well. Looks like a Denholmgate meet again, 0900hrs for an en-route potter round Herders & Widdop and a look in at this cafe Iv'e heard a lot about at Heptonstall.
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Friday, December 04, 2009

Sunday 6th December

I'm a bit reluctant to to suggest a meeting place/time/route for this Sunday - no one else turned up last week - I had to content myself with the company of Team Sky over Buckstones (not one of them had mudguards fitted).

However I did enjoy the bleak South Pennine scenery and so I'll suggest the same meeting place, the bus shelter at Elland Bridge at 0930hrs.

I'm happy to go for an alternative should that not be a popular choice.