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It was great to see 68 riders setting off in the sunshine on Sunday morning. Everyone seemed to enjoy their rides especially those who completed the 100k route. The tracks were much drier than they have been all year but the southerly wind was tough to ride against across the moors.
Thanks to Richard Laley at High Rigg who allowed us to park for free andJens Strain for drawing an excellent map. Unfortunately, FC decided to charge the normal fee which works out at £2 per rider and Big Bear Bikes didn’t provide any sponsorship so the cost of the engraved glasses had to come out of the entry fee. However we will be able to donate £250 to the Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team.
Thanks also to everyone who helped on the day. My wife, Barbara, who looked after registration, John Dixon on the car park and the checkpoint marshals – Jens & Eileen Strain, Mike Nayler & Carol Donnelly and Frank & Sandra Appleton – plus Michael Brough who put out Controls 5,6 & 7.
Hopefully we will repeat the event next September but possibly in the other direction so that you don’t have to finish with the 2 toughest climbs of the day. Please let me know if you want to see any other changes. We failed to provide the GPS co-ordinates on the web page for you to download so please let me know if you can sort them out for next year. If you know how we can advertise the event more widely please let me know. It would be great to see 100 riders doing 100 kilometres next year.
Can you put this event on a date that doesn’t clash with the Isle of Man next year please? Would love to do it
Really enjoyed Sundays ride. And with all that sunshine it was a cracking event. I did try to slow Edwyn by giving him a dodgy GPX track which took him off route twice. Once up the single track at Louven Howe and again left up the steep rocky track in Glaisdale instead of the road.
I like the idea of reversing the route next year, only problem Ed and I could see was the slabs between Glaisdale and Delves.
In terms of publicity might be worth circulating details to local Yorkshire cycle clubs well in advance as at £14 it is far cheaper than some Sportives mind you the map reading might frighten some! I have some details, often they will ciculate to other clubs if requested.
Thanks Steve and crew for a great weekend, did event on Saturday and 100K on Sunday. Cracking routes but nasty headwind on the tops. Re wider exposure and more entries, I got into this from the Kildale event being posted on http://mtbguisborough.ning.com. Maybe post all events on sites like this one but add a little beginner’s guide for newbies and some old maps etc to give the general idea of what to be expected, getting folks to break their proper event duck is the hardest part. PS Andy Conn does regular blogs on http://mtbguisborough.ning.com that are always a good read.
If some people are put off by the map reading we could easily knock up a gpx. file as a lot of people use GPS units these days it would maybe convince a few more to come out to play. Hopefully I won’t be on best man duties next year and will be able to make it. Interesting thought on riding the other way round, might have to ride it and see what it’s like!
Great ride yesterday. I assume the GPX file you are suggesting is for the Marathon. Great idea and if it gets more riders taking part even better.