Chris Gibbons writes
An Indian Summer Night. Big hill efforts by 5 of us. Some cups earned on Strava and plenty of PR’s.
First main climb – Steeton up to the Tarn, a good opener to check if legs are good on the night.
Pole Road onto Cowling then climbing on the lanes to and through Lothersdale.
Maximum training effort by whole group tonight.Front light failure for me made last 6 miles interesting.
Note: check charge on lights regularly!
Thanks to everyone who could make it.
N.B. For those who showed initial interest in these Wednesday sessions, don’t be shy, we’re waiting to see you again. Look out for next Wednesday’s posting on FB soon.
Chris Gibbons writes:
A post storm Ali club training session, wind still keen on tops.
Another hill Training Wednesday night session ‘enjoyed’ by 5 riders.
Kicked off with Park Lane, followed by one challenging climb after another around Lothersdale area. A final sting in the tail up Priest Bank at Farnhill and then over to Bradley.
Welcome to Phil who has just joined the club, in at the deep end!
Double blow out puncture was quickly dealt with as was the last remains of storm Ali.
Thanks to everyone’s perseverance on a challenging set of hill loops.
Chris’s Strava route link
With the nights drawing in and the weather getting colder and wetter, we’ll be moving the Wednesday training ride to something shorter, more varied, sheltered and sedate. Chain gang will be back in the spring.
There will be 4 routes which we will alternate starting from October. Pace will be 16-17mph, aim will be to keep it together and keep it moving all the way round. If you’re struggling or dropping off the back, please shout up! The routes are:
Espresso (Linton Variant) – Week 1
24 miles, up to Kilnsey, across the bridge to Conistone and back via Grassington and Linton.
Nappa Hetton 30 – Week 2
30 miles, out to Nappa via Gargrave and Bank Newton, up to Hellifield, Flasby and back. Option to cut short if it’s grim by heading straight back to Gargrave from Bell Busk.
Burnsall Loop – Week 3
23 miles, classic Burnsall route via gated road. Short but quiet with one climb coming up to Burnsall. Usually a quick regroup in Burnsall.
Over t’Moss – Week 4
25 miles, short and easy to keep the pace up. Much of the road from Crosshills through Cowling has been resurfaced. Considerable amount of the route has street lighting. Good fun when you get a tail wind through Kelbrook.