Coast to Coast Day Six: Scarborough? Fair.

Whitby to Scarborough Distance: 36.3Km – Moving Time: 2:35:50 (average: 14km/hour) – 383 metres of climbing Lying on the field at the National Park Centre yesterday, we pretty much dismissed any notion of cycling the 80 or so kilometres from Whitby to York for our final stopover. Since last night then, we had been weighing up our options which involved either a three hour Whitby … Continue reading Coast to Coast Day Six: Scarborough? Fair.

Coast to Coast Day Five: There’s Moor to Come

Osmotherly to Whitby Distance: 77.6Km – Moving Time: 4:14:20 (average: 18.3km/hour) – 1,196 metres of climbing Interestingly, we had spent the night nestled just inside the westernmost boundary of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and, it being in national park, meant that with the new day came yet another hill start.  A 14% one at that. Lucky it was downhill.  And we managed to … Continue reading Coast to Coast Day Five: There’s Moor to Come

Coast to Coast Day Four: All In a Dales Work

Keld to Osmotherly   Distance: 73.4Km – Moving Time: 3:24:38 (average: 21.5km/hour) – 661 metres of climbing Rest Day!  Sort of.  We still have an 73 km ride with 660 metres of elevation ahead of us, however, if you look at the profile, barring a tiny little bookend of climb at Osmotherly at the end, it’s down hill all the way.  Trouble is, we forgot … Continue reading Coast to Coast Day Four: All In a Dales Work

Coast to Coast Day Three: Yurt Not Going to Believe This

Troutbeck to Keld Distance: 83.5Km – Moving Time: 4:47:17 (average: 17.4km/hour) – 1,335 metres of climbing Packing the bikes ready for bike packing and gorging on another Full English aside, the day started with more crisscrossing of the A66, and a short, sharp uphill.  Despite being forewarned of this during yesterday’s pub visit, it still hurt, and as we passed the pub again, its disappointing … Continue reading Coast to Coast Day Three: Yurt Not Going to Believe This

Brian and the Yorkshire Three Peaks

According to the Met Office website, on the 21st of October 2017 the resulting weather system after the Hurricane Ophelia resulted in Storm Brian being given its name by Met Éireann.  As fate would have it, this was also the weekend that the combined schedules of myself and a friend had settled on weeks before to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks.  A weekend still within British … Continue reading Brian and the Yorkshire Three Peaks

August 2017 Monthly Babble: Five Peaks and a Zip Wire

London must have started spinning. Not only that, it must have started spinning at such a rate that it is has developed its own gravitation pull to such an extent that, on Friday 3rd August 2017, it was almost impossible to break free of the M25 Orbit. I managed to negotiate leaving work a whole 45 minutes early with the intention of getting away from … Continue reading August 2017 Monthly Babble: Five Peaks and a Zip Wire