Mountain challenge ride report. Sunday 2nd August.
Another great Cleveland wheelers challenge ride day out today tackling the mountain ride. 30 riders rolling out of Ayton this morning in the rain. The ride quickly split in to ability groups once over kildale. Also a few incidents on the treacherous Haygate bank descent in to Rosedale today with Rob Maude in the group I was in hitting the deck on the steep right hander and sustaining a nasty cut to his arm. Then guest rider Tony Gilby coming unstuck on the same bend and possibly braking a collar bone. Thanks to the parents of young Ryan Nesbit who were following in a car for taking Tony to hospital. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he hasn’t been put off Cleveland wheelers rides.
First back to fletchers farm from the extended route (not that it’s a race) was Col Jemson, pursued by Paul Leonard and Glen McCuscar who notably rides from Rosedale and back where he lives to take part in these rides.
Please note that for added value for your pound next year we are going to stick in the Newley resurfaced gribdale to Kildale road in to the start and possibly finish of the course. This won’t increase the mileage but will significantly increase the climbing.
Thanks all for making it a great morning out and thanks once again to Brian and Margaret Bevis for their excellent officiating. Dave k
Here’s the list of participants as far as I can tell. Not everyone signed off at the end so Iv had to do some research as to who was where. Please let me know if anything is incorrect.
In no order!
Andy Leon. DNF (lost in the mountains)
Ryan Nesbit DNF ( juvenile, out of fuel, picked up)
Mick Story Jnr. DNF (out of fuel, turned back)
Tony Gilby. DNF (crashed out)