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Back in May I attended my 2nd Etape Du Dales. A fantastic Sportive ride set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. With almost 1000 participants riding the quiet roads and over 11000ft of climbing the 110miles where covered with a big smile. The ride from home to the event and back again resulted in a 160mile day but I couldn’t think of a better way to spend 12hrs.



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In June I signed up for the White Rose Classic, organised by Ilkley Cycling Club. Big well done to ICC. A great event. The WRC started in Ilkley and again included the rolling hills and leg burning climbs of the Yorkshire Dales. An early start mixed with some morning drizzle soon gave way to warmer conditions and a few rays of sunshine. Another 110 miles under my saddle and another hilly ride finished back at Ilkley Rugby club. Not a great Idea to have the bar so close to the food counter 🙂