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#21 gazza77

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Probably go down Peckett Well into Hebden Bridge, up Cragg Vale to the Blackstone Edge reservoir, then turn left through Ripponden and Greetland to Elland.

Hope it's a nice day otherwise the peleton could be blown to pieces ... wind / steep slippery roads / stone walls.


That's as I'm anticipating it. Can't decide whether to walk through the village to Peckett or head over the moors to watch from higher up. Plenty of time to decide though. :D

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#22 longboard

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

Both.

He has the stamina.

And a big fridge.


And he's been on a journey................... ;) B)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

How would that work? Last time I went to Huddersfield the area in front of the George is hardly suitable for a bike race.


Quite easy to arrange a bit of a loop in front of it and off up to the ring road.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

Probably go down Peckett Well into Hebden Bridge, up Cragg Vale to the Blackstone Edge reservoir, then turn left through Ripponden and Greetland to Elland.

Hope it's a nice day otherwise the peleton could be blown to pieces ... wind / steep slippery roads / stone walls.


Aye it gets a bit bleak towards Blackstone Edge in rough weather. There is also the hazard of the hill farmers in the area....... :)

If it goes up through Cragg Vale to Blackstone Edge it will take it pretty close to the meridian and the Pennine Way, which I'm sure the commentators will mention.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

Not sure how accurate that is, at least for day 2, as it's supposed to be heading up Cragg Vale (the longest continous ascent in England) which is missed completely on that map.


That's a popular climb with local and visiting cyclists. The road is a good old climb but it is not very steep. I've found that thirst and needing to drink every few minutes is more of an issue for me cycling up it than tiredness.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

That's a popular climb with local and visiting cyclists. The road is a good old climb but it is not very steep. I've found that thirst and needing to drink every few minutes is more of an issue for me cycling up it than tiredness.


Neither has ever been an issue for me. Mind you, my bike does have 130bhp. :lol:

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

I see stage 2 passes through Holmfirth. I assume they will respect local traditions, and tackle the hilly roads, not on fancy-dan pushbikes, but in tin baths with wheels.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Neither has ever been an issue for me. Mind you, my bike does have 130bhp. :lol:


That's the same bhp as my mother in law's mouth.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

That's the same bhp as my mother in law's mouth.

You have a low powered mother in law then.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

http://www.britishcy...ire-stage_2.jpgWe live 5 mins walk from the route - so excited for Sunday 6th July 2014 B) B)

Timtum always said if you get chance to come over, but now they're coming to us Whayhey!!

We have room for 16 motorhomes at the back of us :D

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

http://www.britishcy...ire-stage_2.jpgWe live 5 mins walk from the route - so excited for Sunday 6th July 2014 B) B)

Timtum always said if you get chance to come over, but now they're coming to us Whayhey!!

We have room for 16 motorhomes at the back of us :D

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#32 amh

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Kerching££££££££££££££££


If only :lol:

seriously giddy already

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#33 JohnM

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

Who-hooo! Accomodation in Holmfirth for those days in 2014 already sorted. See You all up Holme Moss!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

Excellent. We have a friend in Harrogate and Huddersfield is close enough to ride from home. Really looking forward to it.


I can definitely imagine you as one of those people who turn up to the TdF in full kit on your bike, apparently on the off-chance one of the teams is going to sub you in.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#35 longboard

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

You have a low powered mother in law then.


Powered enough; maybe too much.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

I can definitely imagine you as one of those people who turn up to the TdF in full kit on your bike, apparently on the off-chance one of the teams is going to sub you in.

Yeah, I wear my Gloucester shirt to games in the hope that Nigel Davies will spot me in the crowd and sub me on.
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#37 Wolford6

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

The race organisers are touring the course today .... they won't get much of a clue because everything is under snow.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

http://www.britishcy...ire-stage_2.jpgWe live 5 mins walk from the route - so excited for Sunday 6th July 2014 B) B)

Timtum always said if you get chance to come over, but now they're coming to us Whayhey!!

We have room for 16 motorhomes at the back of us :D


I will be there in my winnebago Citroen Berlingo.

It still hasn't come closer than a ten minute drive from me in the ten years I've had this gaff.
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#39 gazza77

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:49 AM

The race organisers are touring the course today .... they won't get much of a clue because everything is under snow.


I did a reccy of the Peckett Well to Haworth section for them at 7.15 this morning. It's all perfectly clear. :D

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

I did a reccy of the Peckett Well to Haworth section for them at 7.15 this morning. It's all perfectly clear. :D


Hebden Bridge to Blackstone Edge clear at 7.30. A tad parky though.




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