I climbed Beacon Fell - and I so want a road bike now!!!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by punkypossum, 8 Jun 2008.

  1. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Just wanted to share, had a fantastic ride today, me and puddleglum signed up for one of the rides organised by our local council, guided by members of Ribble Valley Cycle Club, which including getting to the start point and back turned out to be a 55 miler in glorious sunshine. Can't remember exactly where we went, but wherever it was, it was rather hilly. Route included Longridge, Chipping, BEACON FELL (and I made it to the top without stopping!!!!! :thumbsup:), Calder Vale, some reservoirs near somewhere, Scorton, Elswick, Pilling, Garstang and various other places I can't remember... It was really good fun (have slight case of sunburn tho, despite creaming myself quite happily :tongue:), although my legs are definitely tired now.

    I was fine on my mtb, but most people, especially those from the club were on roadbikes, and I think I have been bitten by the roadbike bug - I really want one now (and as the optimum number of bikes is n+1, I'm clearly underequipped on the bikefront anyway ;)). Can someone please send me a winning lottery ticket or a cheque made out in my name please??? :tongue:
  2. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Well done pp, 'tis a wonderful area for cycling provided you have the knees! If you can climb like that on a heavyweight mtb, you'll fly up on a roadbike. Oh..hang on....*rummages in pocket for virtual chequebook*.......*scribbles with virtual pen* Here take this virtual cheque towards your new Colnago. All the best.
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    Another well done from me too :tongue:. I rode through the Trough twice at the beginning of May coming back over Beacon Fell and it is glorious cycling country indeed. I'm jealous of how good it will have been on such a beautiful day as today but am riding there next sunday.

    Hope your next bike isn't too long in the waiting for ;)
  4. OP

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Thanks for the cheque Gerry - will start shopping for virtual bikes immediately!

    Longers, are you doing the Wheels for Wildlife then? I know you said you might be interested...
  5. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Aye it was glorious around Chipping and Scorton today. What time were you in Scorton Punky?
  6. OP

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    Not sure anymore to be quite honest, it's all melting into one...it was early afternoon...about 2-ish I think, but that might be completely out...The pub was packed with loads of other groups of cyclists! Were there for about 40mins I think...
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Well, er, yes!
    Seems like you're an ideal candidate for a new roadie.
    Have a look at what's available/affordable and get some advice from the folk here! :tongue:
  8. longers

    longers Veteran

    Aye, doing the fanatic route.
  9. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    great stuff.
    i was round beacon fell a few weeks ago. it's got great views.sounds like you did oakenclogh fell and possibly harrisend fell as well. plenty of climbing!
    it's great round there.
    i beleive you're not too far from the best value road bikes in the country, at ribble.
  10. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Ah Beacon Fell Country Park.I know it well and you have beaten me to it.My in-laws live in Goosnargh.And i intend to do the fell from their house.It is mostly flat all the way.And only rises when approaching the fell it's self.A half decent cafe aswell.To mention cafes,a new one has opened in Goosnargh,Carolines Tea Shop.It is on the junction of Church Lane and Whittingham Lane.Look out for The Stags Pub and the Post Office and shop.It is across the road.All you Lancs cyclists give her some of you custom.
  11. OP

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    That's it...harrisend! That was the other meany! It's coming back to me now...which is fair enough...

    As for Ribble, yes, they might be good value, but at the moment I couldn't even afford a supermarket bike, so I'll will just have to dream of shiny metal and carbon forks for a bit...

    I was quite tempted by the fanatics route on the W4W, but puddlglum has gone on strike and says she wants something a bit more leisurely for a change...
  12. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    i never take any more money than to pay for what i'm buying when i go to ribble or i'd end up skint.
  13. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    i'll mention the new cafe to the clubmates, it may be a bit near home for us , but we have ways of making it a good ride!
  14. Jaded

    Jaded New Member

    I've never been there but it sounds like an interesting place. :rolleyes::biggrin:
  15. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Red and white jersey big baggy shorts was that you Punky?
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