Ressurection of the old thread ..but whilst in the midst of a night shift and attempting to stay awake I was wondering what date this will be in 2014. Ronde.. have you confirmed 6th April yet? Was looking at A/L as Mr MC will have to book weekend off and we have to get it in early!
Ronde van Calderdale - anyone done this before?
Ressurection of the old thread ..but whilst in the midst of a night shift and attempting to stay awake I was wondering what date this will be in 2014. Ronde.. have you confirmed 6th April yet? Was looking at A/L as Mr MC will have to book weekend off and we have to get it in early!Posted 2 years ago #
Another thread bump - found this when I googled RvC which I'm doing tomorrow. On the video there are mostly road bikes but given the forecast bad weather I was considering using the CX cos its got discs. And much lower gears which might also be useful.
Any ideas how much of the route is cobbled sections and how much slower a CX is going to be overall? 35mm almost-slick tyres vs my road bike with its 25mm. I know it's a very subjective thing but thought someone with experience of the route might be able to advise on the "best" bike out of those two...
You doing it tomorrow Munqe-Chick?
You'll get all the answers to your questions if you ask on their FaceBook page, they're pretty keen. Good luck for tomorrow to all that are participating. The weather up here is a bit damp, but much warmer than last year.
Wow, I'd never heard of this until reading this thread. Looks brilliant and /or brutal, take your pick. The perfect thing for the Flanders weekend. I'll fancy doing the 2015 one now.
Chapeau to anyone who's got round, especially in last year's conditions.
"brilliant and brutal" looks good as a description
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I was one of the women who did it, It was ace, loved it. Can't beat lots of steep climbs. I did get lost though and rode home. 94 mile and 12000' by the time I stopped. Splendid stuff
had to convert that to over 3500m of ascent to make sense - that's a tough day out
edit was looking for some summer events in the area suspect this one will lurk
Well that was a tough day out!
I used the CX bike in the end and to my mind it was worth it - the tyres were draggy at times on the flats but there weren't many of those! The low gears and the wider tyres were worth the speed sacrifice, didn't have to put a foot down on any of the climbs. The disc brakes helped too, especially early on when it was raining, some of the descents were insanely steep.
Brutal headwind out on the back end of the course. I made it just over 9000ft of climbing but my Garmin was once again playing up, it stopped recording for about 5 miles at one point.
Strangely, Emma's (waterrat on here) route on Strava says nearly 1000ft LESS climbing so no idea what's going on there...
Just been having a read of some ride reports and fancy this next
May have to put a bigger bottom gear on my bike though
Is the buttress a regular on this one, Hebden Bridge?
looks great i have been doing a few of the climbs on the mtb but i guess thats cheating ha ha
Cheers, was only asked about it a couple of days ago.
Fancy popping up for this next year if I remember...
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