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Otley cycle races tonight.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by andyfromotley, 26 Jun 2008.

  1. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    For those who werent aware its the otley cycle races tonight. These are closed road races around the town centre. The racing is of a really high standard, you will see olympians of the past and future. It's also really exciting, if you havent seen how fast the elite riders go on a crit them prepare to be surprised.

    Theres loads of pubs to grab a pint in and plenty of chipies too. If you can make it, i'm sure you will have a terrific time.

    andy

    (i know its OT but i didnt want you to miss out.)
     
  2. Big T

    Big T Über Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I'll be there. My lad's riding the Elite race (Steve Adams - Pearl Izumi).

    I won't be drinking cos I'm driving, I might treat myself to some chips.
     
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Are you from Otley then Andy? :smile:;)
     
  4. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Enjoy it! We had all the guys up here in Newcastle for the Leazes Crits and hte Beaumont Trophy road race a week or so back... which was all great.
     
  5. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Veteran

    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Hey, good luck to your son. Takes a great deal of dedication and hard work -you must be proud of him!

     
  6. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Rather them than me. It's hammering it down. The guy that sits next to me at work is marshalling, I hope he has a good waterproof.
     
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    andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    crikey that was wet!! Very well done to all.
     
  8. Losidan

    Losidan New Member

    what the heck was the deal with the traffic tonight. I live in eccleshill and was planning to go and watch. Every road had queues for miles and in the end I had to come home!!!

    And I am talking the roads in bradford...I could understand for Otley for the racing but by eck it was mad in bradford and onwards tonight
     
  9. Big T

    Big T Über Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Traffic wasn't too bad for us coming in off the A1.

    Weather was awful. Hammered down all evening and then stopped just after they'd finished. The corner by Chevin cycles was scary, after coming down that hill at 40 mph.

    I think my lad got in the top 15. It was down to who had the most bottle on the last corner. 26 miles in 1 hour and 1 min in those conditions. Amazing!

    Got some nice chips from Gay Lane Fisheries!
     
  10. Losidan

    Losidan New Member

    You cant beat some gay chips
     
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    andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Location:
    Otley, west yorks
    Losidan - your not being chipophobic i hope.

    Big T your right, i already knew i didnt have the legs/speed/physique to ever race at the top level, i now know i dont have the bottle either.
     
  12. Losidan

    Losidan New Member

    First Time I read that I thought it was something genuine and was going to look up the definition. :smile:
     
  13. atbman

    atbman Veteran

    Unfortunately, there was a major accident on the A59 and some of the riders never made it. A couple of youngsters from our club took 3.5 hours to do the 20 miles from their home to event HQ.

    They still raced, tho'. It was the first road race I've ever organised wearing wellies. It was the animals heading for high ground in pairs that worried me, tho'