Thursday, July 26, 2012

Whats Happening

The Condor Road Club appears to have drifted into its usual mid-year slumber, even Brian's taking time off for cruising round the Norwegian Fjords, however he has still managed to take the bronze medal in the Vets National 30 mile TT Champs. Pete Smith is back racing following a virus, I hear Melvin was stirring the bunch up in a LVRC road race last Sunday although the race was stopped due to an accident involving one of the riders.  Damian's also been riding the odd  LVRC event and Simon was a regular in the bunches until crashing out on the last bend at Tameside a few weeks ago and breaking his hand - says thats it for the season now and once he gets the pot off he's going to have a potter round a few Audax's with me. I've ridden a couple of 200 k Audax's since I became able to don my cycling shoes again - The Manchester Loop from Denshaw which made its way over the Nick to Clitheroe then headed west over Winter Hill and Rivington ebfore looping round to Whaley Bridge and following a very interesting route back up to Denshaw.
Last Saturday I rode a 215K loop round Lincolnshire - sat down and on the big ring for 8hrs plus - give me a few hills anyday. Grimpy's not racing at the moment, concentrating on his preparation for the 3 Peaks he's spending a lot of time running up to Stoodley Pike with his 'cross bike on his back.
Here's a list of some not to be missed local events coming up soon.
Sunday 29th July - Good Companions 200k from Mytholmroyd Comm Centre 8am
Sunday 19th August - King of the Pennines Sportive - 100m from Skipton, taking in Malham Cove, Park Rash and Fleet Moss to name but a few - a must for any 3 Peaks aspirants.
Sunday 26th August - Tan Hill Audax, 200k
Saturday 8th September Daves Dales Tour 200k
Sunday 16th September - Tour of the Pennines Sportive. 

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