Archive for July, 2014

Sunday Rides – 27th July 2014 (2014-7-27)

One of today’s groups headed out for some pain over some of the sharper ascents of Weardale. A 20 mile an hour  plus departure from the market place soon settled down to an average 17 mile per hour by the time we reached Stanhope. Avoiding the main road by the back road to Daddry Shield […]

Sunday Rides – 20th July 2014 (2014-7-21)

Very high temperatures, high humidity, with a forecast of thunder and heavy showers.  Obviously the ideal day to do over 80 miles, climb 6,500 feet, cross the pennines twice and throw in the Stang for good measure so we did. Route out, Folly Top, Eggleston, over the hill from Middleton to Brough.  A continuation up to the […]

Tour de France – Saturday 5th July 2014 (2014-7-6)

Eight set out from the Market Place at 7 am to meet up with others on Grinton Moor above Reeth. If like us you went.  WOW!!  If you didn’t read the magazines and see what you missed. Over 70 miles covered over a 12 hour day, which included a stop at the George Hotel, Piercebridge for […]

Ride for Tour de France – Saturday (2014-7-1)

On the Saturday I propose we leaving Bishop market place at 7.00am. (was six but with the tour coming through at 3pm made little later) and ride down to the climb at Grinton via Staindrop, Winston, Hutton Magna, Newsham (over the ranges) Marske and along the lane to come out on the route at Reeth […]