Week in Pictures & Riding Round Up

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Harrogate Nova Strava Cycling Pics

Members of the Harrogate Nova Strava Club have found varied conditions this week whilst out cycling.

Bruce Walker found 22°C in Majorca; Rob Beagley found a light dusting of snow in the Lake District.

Will Roberts found the setting sun near Birstwith.  David Jackson found icy conditions on a route through the Dales, while Callum Appleby found dry stone walls in West Yorkshire.


Cumbrian Cracker Sportive

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Cumbrian Cracker Sportive

Michael Cullen and Rob Beagley, along with six hundred others, took on the Cumbrian Cracker Sportive on Sunday.

The 60-mile route through South Lakeland headed along the shores of Coniston to the feed stop at Cartmel Scout Hut.  The Northern leg then weaved it’s way through fantastic cycling lanes, returning via Grizedale forest, Hawkshead and Ambleside.

Rob finished the route in 3 hours and 15 minutes; Michael in 4 hours and 7 minutes.

Airedale Olympic Reliability Ride

The third event in the Magnificent Seven Reliability Rides took place on Sunday.  Starting near Leathley Bridge, the route took in Farnley, Norwood, Summerbridge, Hartwith Bank (a cruel enforced last minute change due to road works), Burt Yates, Kirkby Malzead, Ripon and Bishop Monkton, to finish at Knaresborough.  A large Nova contingent were among the 119 starters.

Event four, the Otley One, takes place on Sunday 21 February. leaving the Market Place in Otley at 9:30am.  In memory of Craig Armitage, there will be collection buckets at registration and afterwards at the club cafe.  All money collected will be donated to the road safety charity Brake.


Photo of the Week

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Time for tea

Harry Brook-Dobson and Edwyn Oliver-Evans cycled from Bath to Cheddar to find a lovely tea room (complete with wood burning stove), serving afternoon tea with ginger scones with lemon curd.