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.
Photos by Charlie
This week’s main club ride took us back to the flat lands of Holderness.
We endeavour to please as many people as possible and as such we start off around 1 in 6 of our rides in East Hull.Riding around the Holderness plains is completely different from riding in the Yorkshire Wolds.
You may be riding on the flat but you’ll nearly always have a strong wind to contend with, and Saturday’s ride was no exception.The forecast was for an overcast cold morning with a strong Easterly growing stronger as the day progressed. The sun was expected to make an appearance around 10-11am, hopefully at the coffee stop time!