Saturday, February 23, 2008

8 years on.

Back in 2000 I participated in the Grand Raid Cristalp. One of the worlds mountain bike classic races. 131 km and 5000 metres of climbing. I got round just within the cut off time, in 11 hours and 50 minutes.

This year I've entered again, and am hoping to improve on that time by a couple of hours.

Also this year plenty of new events.

Hit the North, a 12 hour enduro just down the road from here. A grass roots event with all proceeds going to charity , and a big party after.

Another highlight is the Dave Lloyd Mega Challenge 140 miles on the road in North Wales with 5000 metres of climbing, apparently one of the toughest sportive rides. Well we'll see.


But of course the Lakeland Lugger 150 comes first.

A mere 150 miles in the Lakes and 9000 metres of up.

I hope the weather is nice.

Monday, February 11, 2008

A Hilly 100

James and I had a great ride out yesterday.

Route Profile

The rest of the story is on my on-one blog clicky here.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Snake Pass is Still Shut

We couldn't resist yet again.

Forsaking, the mud peat and heather for a second week running, we lucky few did an anti-clockwise loop this time on the road bikes.

Up Highgate Rd., Rushup Edge, Mam Nick then down, and along the valley to Bamford, the easier side of the Snake Pass, Glossop and the kicker Chunal at the end.

An extra 100 metres of climbing this week, so just short of 1400 climbing. A smidge under 24kph average.

Beers in the Royal after with the boys from the Hayfield Hub.