For Sale, Thule roof rack - bars only - for Vauxhall Insignia - no cycle fittings - phone 07545 166248
No Nick this time so we struggled through without an agenda while he sat stuck on the M25.
Health Warning: The below does not replace the official minutes but highlights some things we talked about which may interest to members generally.
TOUR DE FRANCE IN YORKSHIRE: ACCOMMODATION JULY 4TH - 6TH
WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME AND WATCH STAGE 1, STAY IN A BEAUTIFUL DALES VILLAGE AND MAYBE CYCLE PART OF THE ROUTE?
OUR HOME IS IN HAWKSWICK, AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR THE PART OF THE ROUTE FROM GRASSINGTON OVER TO KETTLEWELL. COME FOR 2 OR 3 NIGHTS. AS WELL AS BREAKFAST WE CAN PROVIDE A PACKED LUNCH AND AN EVENING MEAL – AND ON SATURDAY 5TH JULY YOU ARE INVITED TO THE LITTONDALE GRAND DE-PARTY WHEN THE LOCAL VILLAGES ARE CELEBRATING THE EVENT.
WE HAVE 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS AVAILABLE – OR IF THERE IS A LARGER GROUP THEN CAMPING IS ALSO AN OPTION.
COST PER NIGHT B & B: DOUBLE EN-SUITE £80 (one room); DOUBLE/TWIN ROOM WITH SHARED BATHROOM £70 (two rooms).
IF INTERESTED CONTACT JONATHAN & SONIA LAWES, THACKHOLME BARN, HAWKSWICK, SKIPTON, BD235QA, NORTH YORKSHIRE.
TELEPHONE: 01756 770404 e-mail:
The Hills, the hills, the garmin, the garmin, the track around rutland: was it paved? would we have any legs after the Silverstone team time trial, the telling off i was due from Francis; there was plenty to worry about before our extra long and hilly century ride.
In the event all went well. Highlights:
Andrew kindly lent me his Garmin which i managed to use almost competently, with help from the Auditor.
Francis was not tooooooooo severe in his critique of my TTT leadership: only about 45 mins. on the folly of changing the leader at corners.
The fast Boys (Auditor, Andy, Luke, and loosely speaking Francis) made it to the Buddhist centre for tea before it closed, just. This was a treat i dreamed up for them so they weren't corrupted by any pub visits. Very unfortunately us slower ones (Craig, Cliff, John W and I) had to visit one or two pubs instead as we too late to meditate the Buddha!
The pubs don;t explain the detour taken by the slow group; i can only think they were enjoying the ride so much they wanted more!
Photos below though none of the hills, we were too busy counting off the feet climbed, over 7000 apparently and a distance of 115 odd miles