Monday, May 28, 2012

Allan's 70th - Party Photo & Bike Ride

                                         Allan & The Condor 'Youngsters' at Allan's 70th Bash

The start 'Garforth Railway Station' - just after 8am
 Monday 28th May, 2012

Allan wanted a challenge of completing a 70 mile bike ride on his 70th Birthday.  So having asked his son in law David to plan a route he set out from Garforth just after 8am along with 'Route Planner' David, daughter Janice and very good friend '82 years young' Dave Moore.

Well you couldn't have asked for better weather. Glorious sunshine all the way.

We set out towards Selby where we had a cafe stop - early into the ride but still a very welome bacon bap and nice pot of tea.
One of the many quiet roads
Once suitably refreshed we carried on through peaceful lanes to Holme on Spalding Moor decorated with Union flags and Bunting to mark our half way point!!!  A slight de-tour  brought us to a Lakeside Cafe at Allerthorpe but it being a Monday 'closed'. So no longer was it two cafes and one pub. It was two pubs and one cafe. As the lunch stop became Sutton on Derwent. We then carried on through the lanes of Elvington, Wheldrake, onto Cawood, Ryther and a final refreshment stop at Church Fenton before the final 8 mile leg back to Garforth.

Final mileage was 74.2 miles with an average riding speed of 13.2.

The Finish 'Garforth Railway Station Car Park still smiling

CONDOR ROAD RACES saturday 26th May.

To All Condors, Halifax Imperial wheelers and friends who assisted, Thank You most appreaciated
The event was a success, i have just sent the results for first 10 in each race to the lvrc web site.
Perfect weather and great rides by Condors.
Melvyn was outstanding winning the C category and finished 2nd overall in race 2.
Robin who launch a major attack off the front of Race 1 paid for his effort to eventually finish 22nd. Damian looked fo find it tough early on but to his credit finished a creditable 25th in the same race.
Peter didn't look too well unfortunately i didn't have time to talk to him but my guess is he's still suffering from the bug which laid him up earlier in the month.
Sean who provided me with lots of data and assistance including the kind support from Ross was in the prizes finishing in 5th position in cat B race 1.
Again many thanks to everyone who supported the event.