An Epic Ride

Thursday 8th October 2020. A day I will remember for an epic ride out in the Dales that won't be repeated for some time. No speed records would be broken but neither would my will. It took true grit to get round over all 11 climbs, including suffering chronic cramp climbing the last 4. The... Continue Reading →

High Parks Tearoom,Newton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire

Fasted riding is good for you they said.  No it's not, it's horrific when doing 20 miles with 1,200 feet elevation so I was delighted 16 miles in to stumble across this little gem of a cafe hidden away in Newton-le-Willows. From the front it's hard to spot how to get in but once you... Continue Reading →

Buttertubs Pass (The Wrong Way)

So why the wrong way?  Well I wanted to do Buttertubs and I hadn't read 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs yet so we rode part of the 2014 Stage 1 Tour de France route - little did I know that the official 100 Climbs segment is the reverse!  Oh well, just means I'll have to do... Continue Reading →

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