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Re: Tour de Yorkshire

14 May 2015 - 9:29pm
I missed the TdF last year (or at least, I didn't see it live, although I was glued to the telly) but me and the family watched the finish of Stage 1 in Scarborough, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mrs G got very excited by Sir Bradley's presence, but inexplicably turned down my offer to wear my cycling kit around the house whenever she asks. The next day I had a go at riding a bit of stage 1, and although it was very beautiful I think it's safe to say I won't be turning pro just yet. Few pictures on the blog: http://thelangsett.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-tour-de-yorkshire.html

Very much hope its earned its place as an annual event. As with the TdF last year, it was brilliant seeing all of Yorkshire getting behind it. And the route was a little gem...

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

6 May 2015 - 10:40pm
Cheers guys.
Appreciate the local knowledge

Re: hour record.

6 May 2015 - 9:28pm
Hi,
Postboxer wrote:Fighting talk!!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/32610892

"I've got 55km in my head and I believe that's realistic," said the seven-time Olympic medallist. "And I think if I do that it will stand for 20 years." .........................

Sure Is Fighting.....................

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

6 May 2015 - 8:32pm
I think John-D is right. There have been various contentious applications to install turbines in the area but I think the one at Haworth Brow is the only one in place. It's been there a while and dominates the town. There is a complete wind farm of a couple of dozen turbines at Ovenden but no risk of confusion with a single one.

I'd not rely too much on the commentary - some of it confused me. At one point the caption (and there weren't many) was saying Sutton-in-Craven when the riders were climbing Priest Bank Road at Kildwick. That's not a criticism, BTW.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

6 May 2015 - 8:11pm
squeaker wrote:Anyone know where the attached wind turbine is? From the commentary it's somewhere near the Cote de Goose Eye (Oakworth / Laycock ?)...

It looks like the one on the hillside overlooking Haworth. The peleton is on Hebden Road.

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Re: Tour de Yorkshire

6 May 2015 - 3:10pm
Anyone know where the attached wind turbine is? From the commentary it's somewhere near the Cote de Goose Eye (Oakworth / Laycock ?)...

Re: hour record.

6 May 2015 - 9:18am
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:He is good at TT's but how is he on the day over 60 mins

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tony-ma ... rd-in-2015

The longer road TTs tend to come in at around an hour... One of the 2012 TdF TTs was 53 km, for example. Of course that's up and down a bit and not on on a track, but Wiggins comes from track and has Olympic Gold medals from there to demonstrate his pedigree. While Tony Martin is a superlative road TTer he has much less obvious top flight track experience than Wiggins.

That's not to say it's in the bag, but if it goes according to the numbers he stands a very good chance of getting it, and keeping it for a bit longer than anyone else in the current new-rules crop.

Pete.

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

5 May 2015 - 6:43am
I was a bit disappointed with the coverage on the the telly. I was at the start in Selby and hope to see a good deal of the race when I got home. It seems the world starts & ends in York. I should have watched it on the big screen in Selby & seen the whole race.

Re: hour record.

2 May 2015 - 8:19pm
Hi,
By Wiggo's own admission he has never won a one day race
He is good at TT's but how is he on the day over 60 mins
I fear that a disappointment here will play heavy for 2016 as he says I will attempt once..................

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tony-ma ... rd-in-2015

Re: hour record.

2 May 2015 - 7:53pm
Chapeaux Alex!

Re: hour record.

2 May 2015 - 5:28pm
Woohoo.

Although as Alex said - if wig go is doing 20 minute blocks of 55kmh at the moment he's going to set a huge record.

Re: hour record.

2 May 2015 - 4:32pm
Hi,
Well Done.
So how many times this year will that record be broken and will wiggo hold it and till his retirement after 2016

Re: hour record.

2 May 2015 - 2:46pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/32565032

Alex Dowsett has broken the record, 52.937km!

Re: Tour de Yorkshire

30 April 2015 - 8:36am
Bit silly timing too. May day bank holiday weekend is just so full of events. If I could be in three places at once, I'd still not be able to visit all the events that I'd like to. (Come join me on Saturday's Lynnsport to Hunstanton charity ride in wellies raising money for RNLI or Monday's Cambridge to Reach Ride!)

Tour de Yorkshire

30 April 2015 - 2:33am
Yes ... great. But the name of the race sucks. Come on ASO ... this is Britain and it should be the Tour of Yorkshire.

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

22 April 2015 - 1:39pm
Hi,
I understand its per month and the smaller amount is 12 months subs, Ta,

Re: Whatever happened to Nicole Cooke

21 April 2015 - 10:24pm
Hi,
This does not surprise me, not particularly her but pro's in general.
This seems to be her typical style unless you have another.
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/race_news ... stoppable/

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

21 April 2015 - 9:52pm
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
I am a bit out of touch with sports channels.
Do euro sport cover much mainstream sport
Yes I see its 3.99 for twelve months on the web.
Can you get it any other way, paying that is
Sky want 30 / month
Ta,
Just checking you realise that Eurosport online is £3.99 per month for a 12 month subscription (or £5.99 pm with no subscription length, AFAIK you can stop & start it on a month by month basis). It isn't totally clear from the way you've phrased it.

Rick.

Re: Whatever happened to Nicole Cooke

21 April 2015 - 7:17pm
I've just finished reading Nicole's autobiography - The Breakaway. It seems she suffered from constant knee problems throughout her career and I think this may have been a factor in her early retirement. Definitely worth a read.

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