Book this date in your diary, 10th-12th June. This is a new tour organised by Simple cycle tours and it certainly looks like a very attractive weekend away cycling in the wonderful Peak district.
John Wilson who organises the weekend, has chosen Castleton as the base for a cheap weekend away cycling in fabulous scenery.
The weekend kicks off on the Friday in Castleton,dropping off your bags, then a forty mile ride, followed up by a barbeque in the evening, getting to know the rest of the group.
Saturday is an all day ride, through Bakewell, and ending up at Hartington ,shorter options are available.
Time for a pub meal and plenty of chat with fellow cyclists.
Sunday morning, the riders take a westerly route back to Castleton.
The routes are fully supported, I will be there to help out with anything mechanical.
So, what are you waiting for, get booked in now!
PS. Yorkshire 199 tour will be taking place 2nd-4th September, check it out.
Well what a fantastic weekend of cycle racing, makes me proud to be a Yorkshire lad.
Day one saw the crowds gather, despite the cold and wet weather, to watch the riders depart from Beverley on what was to prove a very tough day in the saddle to Settle.
Day two, I got up super early to cycle over to watch the ladies race, and cheer on Lizzie Armistead and her fellow cyclists.
Thankfully the weather was a lot better for everyone.
Well done to the winner Kirsten Wild and runner up Lucy Garner.
It was such a shame that a fault with the TV coverage denied people at home the chance to see most of that days racing.
Day three I watched the race from a very cold and windy Blakey Ridge, the riders looked like they weren't particularly enjoying that days riding. One rider was seen getting a very sticky bottle, eg hanging onto the team car whilst pretending to take a bottle from them. Watching them later on TV climb the Cote de Grosmont I was super impressed as I know how tough that climb is.
Congratulations therefore must go to stage 3 and overall winner Thomas Voeckler who just beat Team Sky's Nicholas Roche and Orica Green Edges Adam Yates on the seafront at Scarborough.
Thanks to all the organiser and volunteers who make this event happen every year, can't wait for next year.
I am the company founder and a very keen cyclist who has enjoyed cycling since the first day I sat on my first bike. What I love about cycling is the freedom and chance to go places under your own steam. Plus, it keeps you fit and helps to save money on fuel too!