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Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« on: October 07, 2016, 12:36:39 pm »
Hi guys,

Saw this recently on Facebook.

Cat and Fiddle challenge 2016, 55 miles, starts in Stoke and travels through Peak District. £25.

Bit late notice as it is next Sunday 16th October. Looks a good one though as Guy Martin and Sean Kelly are riding. Both seem decent chaps.

More info here - www.catandfiddle.org
GlampingHolidaysCabins Cycling lover.

Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 01:27:19 pm »
Ride the Cat and Fiddle onna Sunday daytime? Not for love nor money.

YMMV

Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 01:31:19 pm »
Haha, fair play.
GlampingHolidaysCabins Cycling lover.

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Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 01:35:43 pm »
Ride the Cat and Fiddle onna Sunday daytime? Not for love nor money.

YMMV
Motorbikes?
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Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 01:46:31 pm »
Ride the Cat and Fiddle onna Sunday daytime? Not for love nor money.

YMMV
Motorbikes?

Yep, despite the fact that the pub is closed and there's average speed checks and airplane monitoring its still a bikers mecca with lots of looneys on it. The descent is fast enough, you can easily hit the 50mph limit, and technical enough on bicycle that you want the full lane, some of the bikers don't share nicely.

It's must ride road though, my preference is dawn on a summer Saturday, no bikers, no commuters, no heavy wagons, just stunning. Last time I rode it I think I saw 3 motor vehicles between Macc and Buxton.

EDIT: that would be the last time I climbed it, the last descent was Venetian Nights and I'm slow enough that it was evening and dark  ;D

Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 01:54:38 pm »
Think it sets off at 8 according to the link, so might miss most of the traffic?

Surely there is a bit of a police presence at these things too, looks quite big.
GlampingHolidaysCabins Cycling lover.

Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 02:02:24 pm »
Most of the bikers will be going the opposite way at that time, typically Macc-Buxton-Matlock Bath (the other Peak District holy place for bikers)

The police are usually too busy scraping bikers off the road to bother about a few cyclists :demon:

Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 02:07:09 pm »
Haha, thanks. Might give it a go anyway.

Looks a hard one but lovely area.
GlampingHolidaysCabins Cycling lover.

Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 02:13:07 pm »
I'd expect that they will have a feed station in the car park at the Cat, but if they don't a top tip is the tap round the back of the pub is still switched on to fill your bottles from.

Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 02:15:31 pm »
I'd expect that they will have a feed station in the car park at the Cat, but if they don't a top tip is the tap round the back of the pub is still switched on to fill your bottles from.

Cheers! Will bear it in mind.
GlampingHolidaysCabins Cycling lover.

Kim

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Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 06:42:56 pm »
Yep, despite the fact that the pub is closed and there's average speed checks and airplane monitoring its still a bikers mecca with lots of looneys on it. The descent is fast enough, you can easily hit the 50mph limit, and technical enough on bicycle that you want the full lane, some of the bikers don't share nicely.

It's must ride road though, my preference is dawn on a summer Saturday, no bikers, no commuters, no heavy wagons, just stunning. Last time I rode it I think I saw 3 motor vehicles between Macc and Buxton.

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Re: Cat and Fiddle October 2016 - Guy Martin and Sean Kelly
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2016, 05:53:21 pm »
Just an update for anyone thinking about this. Guy Martin is out. Sean Kelly still riding.
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