Tag Archives: Away Day

Double Entendres, Death Corner And Stupidly Steep Hills


Cycling is a great way of keeping fit and healthy. We all know that.

It has other benefits too.

You can meet new people, make new friends and generally get out there interacting with the world.

But let’s be honest. Sometimes it can get a bit boring. The same roads and lanes day after day, week after week. After a while you are yearning to try something just a little bit different

So when Chris put on the club’s Facebook page that he was going to arrange an “away day” it certainly got my attention.

As soon as I read the words about  a relaxed and social ride I was sold and I replied declaring that I was definitely up for it.

The route would be based on a sportive that Chris had taken part in previously called the White Horse Sportive.

Yeah yeah whatever.

What an adventure this would be going on a road trip to find some new and exciting cycling territory.

If only I had read Chris’s post a bit more thoroughly. Later when I had deigned to read the whole post properly and checked out the route the awful truth dawned on me.

I had just volunteered to go on a ride in the North Yorkshire Moors.

Continue reading Double Entendres, Death Corner And Stupidly Steep Hills