Craig Scott writes: We met at Daves at 8:30 with the sun shining and a clear blue sky. Nick Shore was back after his crash in the WRC and Chris Gibbons is now back on his bike after 5 weeks off. With Nick Gillies and Stu Cowperthwaite the turn out was not bad.
My bike has had to go back to Trek so I was riding a friend’s spare bike. After a few miles it was clearly evident that something was not quite right – rattles from the front and rear of the bike and a dropped chain right in the middle of Cross Hills roundabout – this wasn’t going to be an easy day! Stuart on the other hand was riding a fixie (crazy man) and his legs were going ten to the dozen when speeds reached in excess of 24 mph much to the amusement of us. … keep on reading!
Earlier in the year I ran a series of Sunday rides aimed squarely and time strapped Saturday riders and chilled out Sunday riders. It was very popular, the last in the series seeing 17 riders out. Alas, commitments meant I couldn’t keep it running all year round.
Well, people have been on at me to bring it back… and what’s more, we’ve even got some people interested in leading the rides. So we’re re-launching the series!
Same format as before, a series of 4 rides, on the first Sunday of each month, 50 miles max, 14-15mph average, aim to keep the ride together, keep it moving and be back around lunch time. Café stop at Bean Loved after the ride.
Here are the dates (and suggested rides, actual routes will be posted on the SCC facebook group):
- 5th July – Halton Gill
- 2nd August – Norwood Edge
- 6th September – Waddington Fell
- 4th October – Hebden Bridge
This Sunday (1st March 2015) is the Skipton Reliability ride, starting from Carleton Village Hall. The event is organised and run by Craven District council.
Very similar to the Otley reliability ride in structure. There is a route, a start point and time, a load of riders and you need to find your own way round the route and back to the start. The whole point is to prove (to yourself) that you and your bike are reliable. It’s not a race, or a group ride, but you’re welcome to ride it with your friends and it should be a great day out.
There is 2 routes, a 30 mile route (map) and a 60 mile route (map). Time limit on the 30 mile is 3 hours and 4.5 hours on the 60.
It’s £5 entry (sign on the day only 9am to 9.45am) and there is food to buy at the finish.
This Sunday, the 4th January 2015, is the 2nd Steady 50 Sunday ride. The Steady 50 sits somewhere between the Saturday Social rides and the Sunday Sport rides.
Expect an average speed of around 14-15mph (last one was closer to 14mph). No-one will get dropped and we’ll regroup at the top of hills and major junctions.
This month’s route is the classic, Halton Gill and back via Wigglesworth, bang-on 50 miles. 1 major climb, Halton Gill itself. Café stop at Bean Loved in Skipton after the ride.
Meet at 9am outside Dave Ferguson Cycles in Skipton.
Club meeting this Sunday, 14th December, 7.30PM at The Narrow Boat, Skipton.
Anything for the agenda, please send to Club Secretary, Simon Lerpiniere on simonlerp at gmail dot com before Friday the 12th December.
Should be a bit of a shorter, lighter agenda this month, so more time for drinking and chatting.
Look forward to seeing you all there.
This Sunday is the first of 4 Steady Sunday rides. It’s a monthly 50-ish mile ride, run on a Sunday, meeting at 9am outside Dave Ferguson Cycles in Skipton.
Average speed is between the Saturday Social rides and the Sunday Sport rides, about 14-15mph. No-one will get dropped and we’ll regroup at the top of hills and major junctions.
This month’s route is Norwood Edge and back (45 miles). 1 major climb (Norwood Edge) and nice, quiet backroads the whole way. Café stop at Bean Loved in Skipton after the ride.
See you there!
Ladies only ride on Sunday 19th October 2014
Claire is running a ladies only ride on Sunday 19th October. This is a social ride with a distance of no more than 25 miles at a pace determined by the group. There will be a cafe stop and chattering none stop!
For anyone new to SCC or wishing to dip their toe in the water and take that first ride this is the ideal opportunity for you. There will be no rush, no pressure, just great cycling to be had. For the more experienced riders, why not just come out and enjoy the all important cafe and cake stop with the girls.