England : North Yorkshire Colomba Chemo Classic, Sat 10th Nov

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by DCLane, 21 Aug 2012.

  1. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

  2. OP
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    DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Anyone else entered? - there's about 360 registered but no other Cycle Chat member.
     
  3. Addict R3

    Addict R3 Active Member

  4. Talc1976

    Talc1976 Active Member

    Location:
    Garforth
    I will be there, looks like it will be a challenging ride.
     
  5. Few guys from Sunderland Clarion doing this one. Unfortunately I'm at work.
     
  6. OP
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    DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I'll be on the Secteur - identifiable by a white helmet with green stripes, probably descending at stupid speeds after going up like a slug. No. 178.

    Just hoping that being ill with a stomach bug this week won't make too much of a difference xx(
     
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    DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Just a note to say this this was worth doing; a cold start but there were 400+ there with riders starting between 8 and 9.30am. I started around 8.30 since I was a bit slow in getting moving this am.

    It was as they advertised; hilly, but with lots of well-spaced regular hills and great views. However, riders had a choice towards the end; Hard, which went up some horrible climbs, or Easy, which went ????? , Guess which I chose :crazy:

    Despite a puncture, which didn't want to be fixed, I enjoyed the run out. The roads were damp though, so the Secteur looks black/brown/bracken-covered. It also meant the descents had to be taken carefully. I'd not fully recovered from being ill so chose to take it easy, rather than pull out - going round in 4 1/2 hours excluding puncture/food stops.

    Also good were the feed station (hot drinks, soup, home-made flapjacks & sausage rolls) with happy ladies staffing them plus a track pump :bravo:. I had 3 flapjacks, they were that good :mrpig:. At the end there was pie/baked potato/beans for riders plus more hot drinks :hungry: .

    Given this was a charity ride, for £15 the organisers/helpers should be congratulated.

    And yes, I'd recommend doing it in 2013.
     
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  8. Punctures seemed to be the order of the day, I think there was 6 riders from our club riding today and at least 4 of them punctured.
    But all had a great day out. I think I will do this one next year ( work permitting)
     
  9. Addict R3

    Addict R3 Active Member

  10. Talc1976

    Talc1976 Active Member

    Location:
    Garforth
    Great day, very well organised and the Pie and Beans at the end was very well recieved. Everyone i met was very friendly and the route was excellent,all in all a great day and i will defo be there next year.
     
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