Yet another favourite of mine. A longer ride onto Bolster Moor and Golcar Lily. Via Pole Moor and over the very high motorway bridge to Scammonden reservoir. Long drag up to Buckstone Moss and then[...]
Joint Car assisted ride with Calderdale, meeting in Brighouse. Further details to follow. Please contact Reid Anderson if you plan on coming so he can have an idea of numbers Leader Reid Anderson 50 Miles
The pic on the Tarmac is the shot in the guide books & web sites.perfectly quite no cars no wind just the rhythmic hum of treaded tyres on a hot road as you pedal & crickets in the grass. Brilliant. Then you turn at the end of the path to an head wind a tyre testing surface & your pots & pans rattling away brilliant..it was that hot we had to knock on a farmers door & ask for our water bottles to be filled.
We caught the Ferry ar ditzum to petkum.then we should have followed the German D1 route but true to our form navigating in a largish town lost the plot in Emden whare every road is signed to the vw factory center of the emissions scandal.so out with the map for the first time & some local input all we understood was go straight & left & always straight.
First thing Monday morning & stocking up with food as there is no sign of Sunday trading all shops & supermarkets we passed were closed.dutch cyclists litter bin just empty your pockets as you ride past.and a self serve cafe at the end of someone's drive with an electric kettle , & the first sign that we are in Germany.
In a break from the usual full day Sunday rides, there will be an invitation / shorter ride on Sunday 19/06/2016, starting at 9am. There will both a ride leader and a back-up rider – no one will be left behind. All CTC members and non-members are invited. You will encounter hills since we have quite a few around Huddersfield! The pace will be relaxed and suitable for most riders. It is not suitable for absolute beginners, but if you have cycled for about 10 miles on greenways and country roads recently you will be fine.
The ride from Honley heads out towards Brockholes climbing onto Hade Edge and then on to Royds Moor and the viewing platform by the Windmills and then swooping down to New Mill and back to Honley. Please make sure your bike is roadworthy and that you have tyre levers, a spare inner tube and pump with you. There will be help provided to in the event of a puncture or other mechanical problems. No registration is needed in advance. Just turn up at the Gynn Lane/New Mill Road junction on Sunday 19 June at 9am. If you bring your bike by car there is parking on Gynn Lane.
The ride is under 20 miles and should be finished by late morning / dinner-time. If successful we will be looking to introduce more shorter Sunday rides in our programme.