30 miler Ride Report 17th Feb 2018

The prospect of better weather  brought out plenty of riders today and I put up my hand to lead the 30+ group (miles not age!) this included first time rider Rob, and Kevin who we haven’t seen for many months. We set off in mildly damp conditions ahead of the 50s and Caran joined us at Elslack taking a short cut to catch us up.

The advance riders of the 50 group were on our coat tails most of the way and just about catching us at each junction. We all regrouped on the Bolton by Bowland road where we all parted ways and we headed for Hazy days café in Hellifield for the usual excellent service, with the 50s heading for Slaidburn. I dropped off a box of LPD cards at Hazy days.

The sun them came out for a slightly warmer return leg back into town via Bell Busk and Gargrave.

I didn’t have much to do as ride leader and was really pleased with the group riding on the main roads when we paired and grouped up very nicely.

Back into town for the customary debrief at Bean Loved

Phil Probst

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Ride Report Saturday Club Ride : 3rd Feb 2018

Jonathan White writes:

Another weekend of weather related decisions. I thought I would see who was daft enough to come out. In the end six of us took the road up to Kettlewell via Grassington accompanied by sleet and snow. It wasn’t settling so we pressed on. Unfortunately Zarina’s was closed so we went to the other cafe for much needed hot drinks and food. A nice steady run back to Skipton where we said goodbye to half our group at Brackenley Lane.

All in all a nice run out!

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Ride Report for 4th. Feb 2018

Chris Gibbons writes:

to Wray via Ingleton.
Riding under blue skies for a change. 80 miler out to Ingleton, then onto Wray on roads I’ve never ridden before. Great Cafe stop at Wray to refuel then back via Keasdon and Eldroth. The only dark cloud and hail over Nappa. Just me and Simon on this one.
Great day out.
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Watch out for Sunday ride details posted on SCC Facebook page.

Winter 2017-18: looking ahead

There has been a brief absence of ride reports posted since the weather turned colder, wetter and windier and that’s not because Skipton CC members haven’t been out. Normal service has now been resumed so look out for regular write ups of what we have been doing and check out what is planned in our Events posts on Facebook. Of course there is much more of the winter left which may have an impact on activity. Apart from the few occasions that snow and icy conditions made cycling too risky, club rides continued on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays albeit with smaller numbers involved. Although last weekend (13th and 14th Jan) enthusiasm for getting out saw 20 riders on the Saturday club rides. Thoughts are turning to the kinder weather that lies ahead and recalling what it feels like to get out in shorts rather than bib longs, thermal layers and all manner of jackets and capes allied with the perennial problems of keeping feet and hands from freezing. We are looking forward to running the 5th Le Petit Depart in June and individuals are beginning to identify which sportives they might challenge themselves to do in 2018.

Wednesday evening ride report 10th January 2018

Chris Gibbons writes:

Opening Wednesday night training for 2018 ridden by 6 of us at a keen 17mph pace. Perfect conditions on the favourite 24 mile Burnsall loop with a chaingang rotation back from the quarry. The usual sprint up to Craven Heifer saw some good watts being pumped out.

Sunday 14th Jan 2018 Sunday A Ride report

Chris Gibbons writes:
Over the big hill to Hebden Bridge and a nice warm Cafe stop
Cold ride but dry roads for the 3 of us out.
A few extra miles to tick off the first 100k of the year
Simon on his gravel bike headed off through Hardcastle Craggs on return trip = 1 bike that’ll need a wash!
NB. Out every Sunday at 9.00 from Dave Ferguson’s for those wanting a good paced ride @ 15/16 mph. Look in the Events for route.

 

Ride report for 11th November 2017

This ride was lead by Rik Boon. This is one of the most popular routes that the club does as it covers the best parts of the nearby Dales. The weather was kind  to us; the sun shone highlighting the late autumn oranges and  browns on the hillsides and of the fallen leaves. We stopped for a few minutes of remembrance at 11.00 near Burnsall. The route travels the length of Wharfedale from Bolton Abbey to Arncliffe in Littondale and then to Buckden Triangle as far as Hubberholme. It was to Zarina’s in Kettlewell that we then sped to enjoy a cafe stop with lots of Aga eggs consumed along with overflowing plates of beans on toast for some. Along the Kilnsey road to Linton we travelled. Then from the quarry to town we kept an inclusive pace (18+mph) using an inside line chain change-over until the sprint down the hill to the High Street.

All smiles at Arncliffe

 

Simon’s face tells the story!

A significant milestone was achieved by Simon on this ride.  He reached a 1000 miles of cycling for the year as he continues his recovery from last year’s setbacks. Everyone witnessed his joy and enthusiasm for his cycling!

More of the same please will make the winter tolerable.

 

 

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Oct 21st Saturday club 50 miler

  • Rick Small writes:
    Apparently everyone survived the effect of Brian or Bryan (not sure which) on today’s weather. Many opted for the 30/35 mile route – different to the one planned,see Steve Wilkinson’s Report. Five of us followed the 50 mile route over Waddington Fell where conditions weren’t too bad,just rather gusty. Excellent cafe stop in Waddington , most people on – guess what,beans on toast! No great surprise that it was going to rain on the way back. Great for myself to get the waterproof out after 11 days of sun in Mallorca (got the dust washed off!) We all kept together,most of the time and had a fine ride.Cheers – Rick.(as dictated to and typed by his secretary CR)
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Ride Report 21st Oct, short club ride

With Storm Brian threatening to blow a gale, seven chose the shorter route and an earlier finish today rather than suffer the hostile elements of the longer route over Waddington Fell with the SW headwind and rain. So Rick Small set off with an intrepid  4 to tackle the 50 miler. The shorter route was revised at Barnoldswick to keep off the high ground over Brogden Lane opting for the smooth and sheltered tarmac of the lane through Horten to Newsholme where we were joined the 50 milers making their way along the advertised route.  Then we amended the route direction again after Paythorne Bridge and Halton West as we didn’t want to turn for home just yet. The rain had kept away and so we went on to Hellifield, Otterburn and Bell Busk where Grahame punctured. A repair was effected speedily on his front tyre and then we made our way to Winterburn and Hetton . The usual “dash”down Grassington road was reduced somewhat by the strenghtening headwind making a refuelling stop at Bean Loved an absolute must. Good to see Alistair out with us and Simon  getting in the miles and enjoying his Saturday rides again. The rain came down as we departed Bean Loved making it a wet ride home for those not Skipton based.

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