Mountain challenge rides. 22nd May. 9am. Ayton
Hi wheelers. It’s time for the next and possibly the most difficult of our challenge rides this weekend. The mountain challenge. This Sunday 22nd. Departing Ayton tourist info car park at 09.00. £1 entry. 5hrs cut off time. Finish Fletchers farm. All welcome including none club members.
This year we have 3 routes. Standard, plus and killer! I tasked paul christon earlier this year with the job of making the long route more difficult, and he certainly has. I don’t think we could have possibly crammed many more difficult hills in to such a short distance. All routes now take on the newly resurfaced Gribdale, this will help to thin the riders in to ability groups immediately to help with the ride safety. This road has 2 gates unfortunately so please could the last rider close the gates, sorry about that!
For anyone who hasn’t done a Cleveland wheelers challenge ride before? These are not lead rides. Part of the challenge is to navigate your way around the course and complete it within the set time. Q sheets will be available at the start. There is a link below to the information on the website, Thanks to John Kelly snr for all his work updating the website info. Please study the information provided and choose your route with caution. Be warned that the killer route is very difficult and amongst many other climbs takes on street, caper, Chimney bank and Blakey bank. You have to be pretty confident about your abilities to take on the killer route and complete within 5hrs, You have been warned!
Other than all the hills it should be a great day. Weathers not looking as good as it has been although if it’s cooler this may be of help. Please try and be at the start no later than 08.45 for signing on.
See you all there, thanks, Dave Kirton.
P.s. For anyone not taking part, we are looking for volunteers to help John Kelly with the start signing on and finish as Brian Beevis might not be able to officiate for this one. Also possible photos on gribdale? and being really cheeky would anyone consider opening and closing the Gribdale gates for us?