Category: Road

May 14, 2014 Richard_calder No comments exist

Martin Price follows Jonny Croston in the North Pennines The 2014 C2C ride between Roker (Sunderland) and Whitehaven which was to be held in June has been cancelled due to insufficient numbers of volunteers able to provide support and back up for the event. Michael Vennard is looking at organising a C2C ride in July/August to be…

January 12, 2014 Richard_calder No comments exist

Tom Butler has launched a series of Saturday morning road rides predominantly aimed at young riders (12 years+) preparing for the forthcoming Calder 10 mile TT series. Other age groups and supporters are welcome. The pace will initially be very steady building up in distance and intensity in readiness for the 10 series. Young riders…

January 3, 2014 Richard_calder No comments exist

0915 – 1030 every other Saturday morning starting 11th Jan Start and finish Denby Dale Road Car Park, Thornes Park near the Band Stand Initially 10 miles Predominantly aimed at young riders (12 years+) preparing for the forthcoming Calder 10 mile TT series although all age groups are welcome. The pace will initially be very…

October 20, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Wentbridge Hill Climb  Promoted by Upton CC      27th October 10am Early part of the CLimb.   Photo Picture by Martin Lodge © 0.52 Miles on B6474 Old Great North Road£3.00 Entry Fee..  Registration 9:30amCash Prizes (Signing on & refreshments at top of hill adjacent to A1)All Riders over 12 years old welcomeStart: On Bridge over river…

July 9, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

The Gold Standard C2C ride planned for May fell foul of the early season inclement weather. So of the original 8 riders, only 4, Martin Price, Matthew Dodsworth, Jonny Croston and Michael Vennard, posed for the obligatory picture in front of the C2C sign in the dock at Whitehaven in the early morning sun on Saturday 8thJune…

June 12, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Gold Standard group finishing at Whitehaven in 2012 C2C under 12 hours – 6th July C2C under 15 hours – 8th June Martin Price will do his best to arrange a following wind for the Calder 2013 annual C2C rides between Sunderland and Whitehaven. This year, In addition to the ride which aims to complete in…

April 7, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

This photograph, tweeted by Tim Moss, of roadside drifts at the top of Gilbert Hill a week after the big April snowfall meant that this was as far as some riders got when trying to get to the cafe at Langsett. Below is Holme Moss. The fact that the road was closed hadn’t stopped Richard…

July 6, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Jean Burton waving, Elaine Kelly (on outside) and Helen Hinde  (at rear) on the hill up to Crake Helen Hinde riding away from followers onStillington Beacon The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is one of the most popular and successful charity cycle rides in the country. Amongst the riders this year were Jean Burton, Elaine Kelly and Helen Hinde. The 72…

April 11, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

A number of Calder riders took up Saddleworth Clarion’s invitation join them on their 3rd Annual L’enfer du Saddleworth hilly ride over pave and grave around Saddleworth and Marsdenon 8th April 2012.The ride is an homage to the Paris Roubaix and includes numbered sections of pave and grave.  Steep climb with Matt Dodsworth near the…

February 15, 2012 Richard_calder 1 comment

Jonny Croston has time to photograph the Batley Bash peleton After a long succession of very cold days, there were slightly warmer conditions for the 2012 version of the annual epic Batley Bash. The early “Reliability Trial from Tingley to Boothferry Bridge and back attracted the usual big field drawn from predominantly West Yorkshire Clubs, including…