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  • Tour de Yorkshire spectator advice
  • Premier Icon thegreatape
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    So I find myself staying very close to Malham this week for a walking holiday, which seems to coincide with the first stage of the TdY on Friday, finishing in Settle at 4pm or thereabouts. Is it likely to be bursting on Friday morning, or will I be able to park the car still at, say, 10am, stretch my legs for a few hours, then come back and watch the fun? I did wonder about going elsewhere on the route but this will mean sitting in the car for ages, whereas in Settle I can eat cake and stuff.

    thecaptain
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    Most/all Settle car parks shut Friday I think, and plenty of road closures too. You could park up somewhere out of town and cycle in? Or just cycle all the way from from Malham if the weather is half decent.

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    I like that plan. Wish I’d brought my bike now 🙂

    thecaptain
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    Run then 🙂

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    Probably be quicker going back to Scotland for my bike 😳

    I’ll look for somewhere nearish that I can walk in from.

    ChrisE
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    Road from Malham to Settle will be open but shut at Settle itself. Road is narrow so maybe best to drive up the cove road and into Settle on Langcliffe road then park on roadside. Walk last few hundred yards into Settle. I will be there.

    C

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    Cheers Chris, I’ll have a look at that.

    FunkyDunc
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    The way it’s going at the moment I would bring some skis !

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    Too right! Was up on Simon’s Seat at Bolton Abbey today, whole bag full of snow by the time I’d fnished lunch.

    B.A.Nana
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    Respect for getting out at all today, I would have looked out of the window this morning (currently living nr Gargrave) and jacked it in. It would be rude not to do Pen Y Gent, Ingleborough and/or Whernside whilst your here. Much of them is sanitised path, but not a bad thing at this time of year. have you done the Gordale Scar / malham cove circuit?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    You can walk from Malham to Settle over the tops in a couple of hours. Nice walk too.

    3/4 of the way up Sutton Bank would be a good place to watch on Sunday IF you could perhaps?

    ChrisE
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    Did the Settle Wheelers time trial tonight. The weather and the views were fantastic

    C

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    Did the Malhan/Goredale loop yesterday but my mother was not up for climbing up the scar – wondering whether that’s worth going back to tomorrow afternoon, or to do Pen y Gent or Ingleborough instead?

    I’ll be back in Scotland by sunday, but depending on the weather on Friday walking across might be ok.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Rain’s coming in this morning. PenyGhent is the ‘quickest’ of the 3 Peaks, but you’ll have to get your skates on.

    Quite literally, perhaps, watch out for ice!

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    We’re doing a gentle walk this morning, so I wouldn’t’t be going out on my own until lunchtime, and as you say, it doesn’t look very nice 🙁 . It’ll be there another day of course.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Janet’s Foss is very nice for a short amble.

    thecaptain
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    Rain? You’ll be lucky, snowing hard now 🙂

    thepodge
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    We’re planning to venture over Conisborough way but cant seem to see anything about expected times. Does anyone have a link?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Whereabouts are you Captain? Sunny out now, was thinking of trying to sneak a quick ride in before the snowpocalypse.

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    Janet’s Foss is very nice for a short amble.

    Thanks

    B.A.Nana
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    We’re planning to venture over Conisborough way but cant seem to see anything about expected times. Does anyone have a link?

    http://letour.yorkshire.com/timings

    thepodge
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    Thanks, obviously couldn’t see it for looking

    FunkyDunc
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    Yellow weather warning tonight for snow until 10am tomorrow 😆

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Welcome to Yorkshire!

    Hope they take it easy down over Dibbles Bridge.

    FunkyDunc
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    Oh it’s looking nice and snowy out there today, still coming down hard too !

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Going to be a challenging day. For spectators too. Snowing hard in the Dales right now.

    FunkyDunc
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    Weirdly as soon as you drop any altitude it turns to rain and there is no snow 🙁

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    I drove across the top from Airton and it was fine, bit slushy but no dramas. The rugby club is being used as a car park. Now then, cake’o’clock…

    allthegear
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    Apparently, Gary Verity says take an extra coat 🙂

    Rachel

    Premier Icon thegreatape
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    Hmmm…I’m considering putting my hood up.

    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    In Doncaster tomorrow they are setting up a fanzone on the town field next to the finish of women’s, men’s and sportive. Just over the field from my house so I’ll be there.

    Some of the women’s teams came over on the Rotterdam ferry to Hull with me last night, Giant Alpecin team were setting up bikes on the dockside to ride up to Beverley. They didn’t look very impressed with the 3 degrees and 40mph wind as they stepped out of the campervan in Lycra. “Welcome to Yorkshire” we helpfully added as we rode past.

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