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by ChrisE
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 394
Views: 18762

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Luckily we have 2,000 acres of shared common grazing land as well as our farm holding :grin: :grin:


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by ChrisE
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 4359

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

I would encourage anyone to ride the Dales Divide. Last year I think about 20 or 25 rode, this year I’ve had 100 entries so far. It is super relaxed. The course will look something like this; https://i.postimg.cc/50xkLFS9/2019-12-21.png The ethos of the event is that you are known to be doing the be...
by ChrisE
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Dales Divide 2020

Dales Divide 2020 Just to let everyone know that the Dales Divide, which ran in 2019, will be running again in 2020, just a placeholder to keep the days free for Easter. It will set off, as before, at 8am on Good Friday from Arnside, 10 April 2020. In most ways it will be similar to 2019. About 600...
by ChrisE
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

Press to turn on and all the lights flash Then press the footprint symbol button for 2-3 secs till it lights up Then put the tracker outside somewhere in view of the sky Then go to trackleaders web page map and you should appear.  You need to do that every time you ride. If you don't move fir some h...
by ChrisE
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: GR5 next September
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

Re: GR5 next September

This is a video of the route I put up, on bikecafe.co.uk

https://youtu.be/OiEVx347Iao

Chris
by ChrisE
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: GR5 next September
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

Re: GR5 next September

useful details at www.bikecafe.co.uk

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by ChrisE
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

I had always said that the Trackleaders track is the defining 'proof'. As Stu is the first, and his SPOT batteries failed, it makes sensible-sense that his GPX track is counted. That said, there isn't a £1million prize, so I don’t expect the sports Court of Arbitration to get involved! It's a good t...
by ChrisE
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

I had a text from Stu. His SPOT batteries ran out at 2am. He finished safely at 3am, at Arnside. He has the Garmin GPX as proof. That makes about 3days 12.5hrs. WELL DONE STU! You are the first to complete.
by ChrisE
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

Looks like he stopped at about 2am with about an hour or 90min riding still left to do. I guess he's bolloxed!
by ChrisE
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

https://i.ibb.co/y45W9Fg/DSCN1623.jpg https://i.ibb.co/qDNk3zS/DSCN1626.jpg Managed to catch up with Stu at about 7pm tonight. He was at Askrigg, just about to eat at the pub. Then as I left he was off in the dark up Cam Road to try and finish at Arnside around 2am. Been struggling with the wind a ...
by ChrisE
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

I did get out during the last 24hrs and ride home to Cam Head, then follow the Dales Divide to Arnside, then in the dark Arnside to Gressingham. Then went off course to Wray to eat at 9pm and spent the night there. This morning carried on the Dales Divide to Highbark House https://www.strava.com/act...
by ChrisE
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

The weather here is pretty good at the moment, but the ground is really, really wet from flooding we all had a week or two ago. I'm hoping the weather keeps dry now for a few weeks! I'm off out mid today to ride the Cam Head to Arnside then Arnside to CP1 sections. Should be about 170k. My logger sh...
by ChrisE
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

Looks like Stu stopped last night before 9pm and stayed at a pub. He was off again at 615 this morning. Hope he got some breakfast! Should be loads of re-fuel in Driffield.
by ChrisE
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

I think it's a game of three halves, or maybe that shoudl be five halves! The fist section through the Dales is hard, some good climbs and virtually no road. If you look at the profile, in about an hour or hour and a half, Stu should be on the Vale of York bits and flying on level roads/tracks. I ro...
by ChrisE
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 13345

Re: Dales Divide.

For those watching, Stu Taylor set off yesterday, (I think around 2pm) on his ITT. Follow him and encourage him at http://www.trackleaders.com

Chris
by ChrisE
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 10
Views: 1872

Re: Dales Divide.

Rich - I don't think I've had an email from you yet! I just thought I would update you with the responses in the first couple of days or so. There have been some really good interest. See below. Hopefully there might be some more to come. Thanks to a couple of guys that have been helping me so far w...
by ChrisE
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Dales 200
Replies: 27
Views: 3071

Yorkshire Dales 200

25th and 26th Aug is the Yorkshire Dales 200. Not really a race but just a chance to see what you can do in some of the best riding in the UK. http://riderscyclecentre.com/yorkshiredales-200-thats-200kms/ The event is always a small one, with a real friendly bunch, and especially Stuart (genuinely t...
by ChrisE
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ford Fiesta entries now CLOSED.
Replies: 104
Views: 12122

Re: Ford Fiesta entries now open.

Give me a clue what happens here. Can we do it as a pair? My understanding is that we ride about for 2 days, from grid ref to grid ref, getting wet and cold, then sleep under a rock, then do some more on Sunday. All in have a good time? Bump into other similarly cold & wet people, have a laugh at ea...
by ChrisE
Sat May 10, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Penine Bridleway
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Penine Bridleway

or sorry, you can download it here

http://www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/outand ... eway-route

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by ChrisE
Sat May 10, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Penine Bridleway
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: Penine Bridleway

if you email the PBW officer at the Yorkshire Dales National Park, he should send you one. He is peter.lambert@yorkshiredales.org.uk

hope that helps

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by ChrisE
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who did I see tonight?
Replies: 0
Views: 320

Who did I see tonight?

Coming up our track (between Wharfe/Austwick/Feizor in the Yorkshire Dales), on his own, all kitted up with bikepacking gear at about 8pm (just before sunset). said he was going to Kirkby Stephen. I didn't have the heart to say it was 5 hours riding to get there. he did look to be having a good time...
by ChrisE
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Route tips and links thread, general / by area
Replies: 16
Views: 3453

Re: Route tips and links thread, general / by area

Hi JamesO and other friends, pasted below some of the favs I have saved for one and another reason over the past few months. Most of them I saved in no particular order, just maybe some blokes old trip that links through to a trip he did many years before with a photo that shows the state of the tra...