- Riding with a pro
Did an uplift day that Neil Donoghue was also on – not sure seeing him disappear in seconds really counts as riding with him though. Chatted to Fabian Barel and Remy Absalon while doing the Avalanche Enduro at Kielder a few years ago. Also did a skills day with Andy Barlow – dunno if that counts.
Quite a few pros a row or two in front of me in the Mega qualifier.
So, er…. no not really.Posted 5 years agowingnutsMember
As a junior in the seventies I used to clip onto the back of two chain gangs that went through our area. One was led by Hugh Porter and one by Les West. Both were tolerant of people joining as long as there was no disruption of the pace and flow. I was never there long enough to do either. Various others other the year. The single factor I’d comment on is the smooth application of power. Nothing flash, calm extreme power.Posted 5 years agotangMember
I pussied out of a training ride with UK youth last season. All nice guys but not a chance, I’ve been in the car and when they drop it its fast and very constant.Posted 5 years ago
My good mate that I ride with is a previous malverns winner at sport level and has clocked top times at mayhem and the like. So so smooth, just never loses speed through anything. Coupled with climbing power it’s quite awe inspiring. I sometimes wonder why he even bothers riding with me! Always a good learning experience.titusriderMember
Athertons training day at llangdegna – very informative and impressive, learnt a lot!
Also won a comp to ride with Rapha condor sharp – spent a lot of the ride chatting to Johnathan Tiernan Locke about mtbing and Uni’s and various bits and pieces, really nice guy and hope he makes the step up in Sky this season
http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/video-six-readers-ride-with-rapha-condor-sharp-33095/Posted 5 years ago
That’s me in the windy milla top!tonyg2003Subscriber
Ridden with a few Pros and been in races with them. Sean Yates (at the end of his career and just after he retired)used to come to the local thursday handicaps. One night I jumped out of the bunch and got a gap, to see a rider coming across. I almost went back to the bunch. 15miles with Yates and me doing a two up from then on. Ouch!Posted 5 years agoLaddersSubscriber
Roadies or MTB’ers?
I’ve ridden with
Cav – at Hog Hill
Magnus Backstead – on the London to Paris ride. he did us a leadout for one of the sprints, which was pretty awesome!
Stephen Roache – on the London to Paris again, sat next to him in the bunch but was to shy to chat to him!
Lucy Garner – Was back home and riding the local club run and she came along. She was ‘just’ Junior Cyclo Cross champion at the time.
I was in Belgium last month to see a friend who mechanic’s for a Pro team. He asked some of the riders if I could go out for a ride with them so I ended up riding with Emilie Moberg (who rides for team Hitec Products), Audun FLØTTEN & Sondre SØRTVEIT ) who ride for Team Joker Meridia. Emilie was reccying the Mollenburg cobbled climb for the womans Tour of Flanders, so got to climb that with them (and I wasn’t last!).
Rode at Hillingdon last night and we had half of the Sigma Sport team there.Posted 5 years agobigdawgMember
matt Illingworth (commonwealth gold medalist – so I guess he counts) – used to live locally and Id love to say I used to go out riding with him, but I used to start off with him and then him and Jason White (currently in Halfords TOB) used to bugger off and Id never see them again?!Posted 5 years agoLaddersSubscriber
matt Illingworth (commonwealth gold medalist – so I guess he counts) – used to live locally and Id love to say I used to go out riding with him, but I used to start off with him and then him and Jason White (currently in Halfords TOB) used to bugger off and Id never see them again?!
He Matt Illingworth came out on the Beeston Chaingang I used to do back in the day when I was at Derby UniPosted 5 years agoDales_riderMember
Rode with this very nice Lady in October, I was awarded an Olympic medal in “Belly sucking in”
Also a previous [in yellow] winner of the Vuelta, even at 73 kept to the front at average 18MPH for 80 Miles.
Year before that it was a Tour winner, not friend Helen but the geezer behind, btw he out sprinted me to the finish.
Rode with this man 2 years agoPosted 5 years ago
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