I had resisted entering for a few weeks pleading poverty….
“…. I am a poor pensioner …the cat needs an operation….the boiler has gone kaput…..we are down to our last 25Kg bag of porridge…..what about Brexit ?!!”
But in the end there was no escape. I knew it was April and therefore I had to do The Heart Of The Wolds sportive. It’s the law.
It was The Classic route for Annette and I again this year, 60 miles in the Yorkshire Wolds over a range of terrain…
Flat….. no problem
Downhill……positive pleasure….as long as it’s not too steep as my eyes start to water at 30 mph and I get a bit scared.
Rolling…….yeah OK so long as the uphill bits don’t go on for too long
Challenging ……you mean steep hills don’t you !? Oh come on !
This year we would be doing the event with Rich who luckily turned up in his Cottingham Road Club jersey giving me the wafer thin justification I need to call this a club ride and therefore put this blog on the club website.
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.