Thanks to JK and the Imps for organising another cruel and punishing day of wet and windy weather on a route comprising nothing but hills. We wouldn't want it any other way.
As you can see from this 'Strava art', Martin Gargett seems to have found the experience disappointing - perhaps due to the off-route excursion via Rochdale:
Meanwhile, the Condors were smiling all the way round:
And a rider on the short route was positively laughing:
Friday, February 24, 2017
Massive turnout from local cyclists yesterday to say the last goodbye to our cycling comrade Paul Hickey, rest in peace.
The Countdown - Condor Hilly TT 11/06/2008
Mid Peak Grimpeur 2010 - Paul setting the pace
Summer in the Peak District
Posted by petehorne at Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Busy weekend coming up with the North West Passage Audax on Saturday and the 3RT Reliability Ride on Sunday.
I'm giving the NWP a miss this year but I understand that Mel is bringing a crack team over from Wharfedale to fly the colours at the sharp end and Simon (says) he's going for a more measured approach. Details as per Audax web site, entries on the day accepted.
All being well I will be riding the 3RT Reliability Ride which starts from outside the Ritz in Brighouse at 9am on Sunday. According to the Strava route its 62.6 miles with 6954 ft of climbing, finishing at a hostelry at the top of Rastrick . £4 to enter on the day. The route and GPX (or TCX if you prefer) can be found at https://www.strava.com/routes/7314947 Be warned, Brian and Grimpy are threatening to join me.
Posted by petehorne at Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
God knows where Ian Wellock is but it doesn't look like Huddersfield
Batley Bash this Sunday, Thorpe Lane, Tingley, 9am. The Condor PACT will be in operation once again. I'm meeting Simon in Brighouse (Sainsbury's Roundabout) for a steady ride out to Tingley, all welcome. Brighouse meet time 8 o'clock.
Posted by petehorne at Friday, February 10, 2017
Friday, February 03, 2017
This Sunday the 5th of February its the Drighlington Bicycle Club's Reliability Ride. The start & finish is at the Drighlington Cricket Club (turn right on Station Road just before the cross roads in the centre of Drig and you can't miss it). Tom Brabbin from the Imps has kindly created a GPX route for your GPS which can be found here - https://www.strava.com/routes/7380908
Its a 9am start and costs £4 to enter. We are going to have a PACT again, Obviously its not compulsory for Condors to be in this pact but please make it clear if you are - if you are we stick together.
Posted by petehorne at Friday, February 03, 2017