Castleton 50 Tourist challenge ride. Sunday 27th Sept. 9am. Marton cross roads

Hi wheelers. Just a reminder that this Sunday 27th Sept is the final tourist challenge ride of this year. The “premier” event that is the Castleton 50. Always a great ride and usually good weather for Castleton tea shop at the end. Please meet at Marton cross roads ( Stewert park entrance) in time to sign on and pay your £1 fee and be ready for 9am depart. Once again Brian Bevis will be officiating for me. So no trying to sneak a tick in the mudguards and saddlebag tick boxes unless you have proper mudguards and saddle bag!

Once again I would like to appeal for calm. It’s not a race. I’m going to start it in waves as 60+ riders is far to many to ride together. If the faster riders go first, then we will start the 4hr timer when the last and steadiest group departs. Please try to ride tidily, once on the steep side of clay you can always accelerate and split the ability groups. However please try and avoid the approach to clay bank becoming like the Lincoln Grand pre as it became last year!

Anyone new to the tourist challenge rides please study the route and info on the link below. Although ability groups will form, tourist trials tend the be every rider for themselves and are not lead rides, so please familiarise yourself with the route. If your really stuck on the detail, just head to Helmesly, Kirbymoorside, Hutton Le Hole, Blakey ridge and finish outside Castleton Tea shop.

Anyone not wishing to ride the Castleton 50, please meet at your usual times at Ayton and sort yourselves a nice ride.

Thanks, Dave k