Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Condor on the telly

If you missed this it's our owh Chris Smith in the Robin Hood at Cragg Vale talking about the TdF. Very good coverage on last nights Look North.
Be quick because I don't think they leave it on for long.

Wednesday Vets Ride

Only 5 hardy souls turned up for the wet Wednesday ride, JK, Mike B, Pete Horne, Brian Sunter and Hoppy. The first part of the ride was a discussion whether or not to put rain tops on, the weather getting the better of it eventually forcing the decision. After going through the ford at Brighouse JK and Pete testing the waters by cycling though! The ride went for another repeat of the Ossett cycle path (no cheering crowds of kids at the top of the mini Alpe d'Huez this time). We headed down to the Horbury Bridge foot bridge crossing then over towards Blacker Hall farm and then up and over to Woolley Village before going through Kex to the cafe at Cannon Hall where Kev Brown met us there.

Out of the cafe it was a drier but windy route following the hill top route over towards Ingbirchworth, JK off the back again on his heavy metal steed. On the top of the hill with wind in the face meant we had to pedal on the downhills too. The ride climb up towards Castle Hill through some scenic roads, but unfortunatleyt not one of JK's favourite rides (now named Father Jack - feck, arse, feck... its no fun cycling out this side of the world!!!) On through Huddersfield and up and over to Brighouse with 'slippery' PH getting through the lights at Rasrick before the rest of us who have to wait, no change there! Has he got a remote in his pocket for traffic lights?

Thanks to Mike Beecham for the ride report.