Wow, it’s been a hectic few days! After a quick ride out with Ali on day 18 the following days have been all about http://www.clifcross.co.uk which is a cyclocross sportive, or challenge ride to put it in more simple terms. Friday was spent putting all the signs out, thankfully in the sunshine. The route takes a long loop over the Pennine Bridleway and other small lanes and farm tracks around the South Pennines.
We organise quite a few events across the South Pennines, Lakes and Dales. They’re hard work, but rewarding.
Once we’d finished marking out the cycle part of the event we started on marking out the run section. We put this on as an optional extra, the athletes could do just the ride, just the run…and a few hardy fools did both! Chapeau to them.
Sunday saw Ali and I take a trip over to Gisburn Forrest to see what it was like. We were on our CX bikes, a few of the MTB riders chuckled as we passed them. Don’t worry I don’t think we’ll be anywhere near the black runs!
Monday, day 22 was the Tour de France conference in the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge, Welcome to Yorkshire were over to help explain Le Tour and how it would affect and encourage tourism in the South Pennines when le Tour comes in 2014. We were treated to a Balance Bike race by local children.
Here’s a short film. https://vimeo.com/64584794