The CRC club ride on Sunday 21st February was going to be a largely flat 54 mile ride from Cottingham to Howden in the East Riding and back.
Largely flat apart from 2 hills topping and tailing the ride. At the top of the ride would be the well worn climb out of Cottingham, through Skidby and Little Weighton and finishing off at the top of The Clump descent into South Cave.
At the tail of the ride would be Brantingham Dale rising up from the village of the same name.
Just under 2 miles in total Brantingham Dale is made up of a steady climb through picturesque woods before a final stinger section that ramps up the gradient to around 10 % over 300 metres.
Beware those who are tempted to go too fast on the lower slopes as they will reap the whirlwind on the stinger.
COTTINGHAM ROAD CLUB – RIDE 24/01/16 – SLOW GROUP “A”
My new Cottingham Road Club winter jersey had finally arrived.
The sales pitch had been unequivocal :
” ORDER NOVEMBER TO RECEIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS !! ”
However, it never said which Christmas did it ?
I had finally got my hands on the jersey in January and was now looking for an opportunity to get out there and show it off.
The opportunity would present itself on the club ride scheduled to take place on Sunday the 24th of January. A relatively short ride of approximately 35 miles starting from Cottingham and taking in some local hills.
Donning my new jersey brought back memories of wearing new trainers to school.