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Climbing up West Road from Carleton

Allez Allez Allez

Climbing up West Road from Carleton

Climbing up West Road from Carleton

Last nights ride was a bit of a hilly one but one “enjoyed” by everyone.  As usual we set off from Glusburn Institute and headed off to Kildwick to start our first climb up through Kildwick and over the tops to Draughton.  Once across the A65 it was onwards to Skipton where we we shouted at by passing motorists “Allez Allez Allez!” Makes a change form “*!**!!!” or “get some road tax!”  Most be the Wiggo effect!

Anyway onwards to Carleton to start our penultimate climb of the day, which MapMy Ride lists as a category 3.  It starts off steep out Carleton but eases after the first half a mile.  The Scweelers were strung out with Paul Fitz Leaving us all behind.

The last climb was the drag from Cowling up Dick Lane, past Cowling Pinicle and Lunds Tower before dropping back down the technical descent of West Lane and down to Sutton.  Then back home to Glusburn.

Cheers guys, great ride.

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South Craven Waders!

South Craven Waders

Nigel during one of the dry spells

Nigel during one of the dry spells

We may have to rename the Wheelers as “The South Craven Waders” if this monsoon weather doesn’t end soon!  Last nights ride started off badly with all the waders, sorry wheelers, sheltering under a tree outside Glusburn Institute!  Right after everyone turned up, we had our first downpour, but after it subsided we decided to set off.  There were calls to go to the pub but the rest of us summoned up our mental toughness and and rode up to Cowling Pinicle.

Thunder and lightning pursuaded us to head back down to Sutton where we ended up sheltering in Sutton park while it bounced down.  After a rather wet hour of total wading time we headed home.