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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #75 on: January 17, 2013, 03:19:39 pm »
http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-route

Are they doing that mad climb out of Buckden (not the Fleet Moss Rd)?

No. That's too far north.

Looks as though the prologue passes close to SteveGT's house, too! Shame they couldn't have routed it through Morley, for Beryl Burton.

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #76 on: January 17, 2013, 03:23:28 pm »
The wimps!

They aren't using the Holme Moss + Snake Pass route!

 :o

Oh yes they are!

Here's stage 1


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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #77 on: January 17, 2013, 03:24:09 pm »
...and here's stage 2.


Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #78 on: January 17, 2013, 03:27:23 pm »
http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-route

Are they doing that mad climb out of Buckden (not the Fleet Moss Rd)?

No. That's too far north.


Wait, I was looking at the wrong day!

It's still a No, though. They're going over Buttertubs, then back along Wensleydale and over Kidstones to Wharfedale.

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #79 on: January 17, 2013, 03:31:34 pm »
http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-route

Are they doing that mad climb out of Buckden (not the Fleet Moss Rd)?

No, It is following the B6160 to Aysgarth.
I think you are confusing Buckden with Kettlewell and the Park Rash climb.

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #80 on: January 17, 2013, 03:32:47 pm »
The wimps!

They aren't using the Holme Moss + Snake Pass route!

 :o

Oh yes they are!


That's a relief, I thought the tour had gone soft.

'twas mislead by this:

July 6th - Map

I'm going to ride the route over the summer. Really chuffed it's going through Otley (just moved here).
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #81 on: January 17, 2013, 03:33:04 pm »
http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-route

Are they doing that mad climb out of Buckden (not the Fleet Moss Rd)?

No. That's too far north.

Looks as though the prologue passes close to SteveGT's house, too! Shame they couldn't have routed it through Morley, for Beryl Burton.

Deano - it does but I will be off to watch the tour at the top of Kidstones :)

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #82 on: January 17, 2013, 03:37:12 pm »
http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-route

Are they doing that mad climb out of Buckden (not the Fleet Moss Rd)?

No. That's too far north.

Looks as though the prologue passes close to SteveGT's house, too! Shame they couldn't have routed it through Morley, for Beryl Burton.

Deano - it does but I will be off to watch the tour at the top of Kidstones :)

Cool. I think I'd fancy Buttertubs - it's pretty open up there, so you mightn't need to get there that early (though my dad was saying you'd have to go up the day before and pitch your tent to get a decent view).

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #83 on: January 17, 2013, 03:37:57 pm »
It's our club dinner tomorrow.  I predict these top five topics of conversation:

1) This is really exciting isn't it!
2) Where are you going to watch?
3) Will we be doing anything as a club at the day 2 depart? Any support races?
4) Will we then have time to ride over to Holme Moss or Sheffield before the pros get there?
5) Do you still have your old club jersey to collect autographs?

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #84 on: January 17, 2013, 03:43:28 pm »
http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-route

Are they doing that mad climb out of Buckden (not the Fleet Moss Rd)?

No. That's too far north.

Looks as though the prologue passes close to SteveGT's house, too! Shame they couldn't have routed it through Morley, for Beryl Burton.

Deano - it does but I will be off to watch the tour at the top of Kidstones :)

Cool. I think I'd fancy Buttertubs - it's pretty open up there, so you mightn't need to get there that early (though my dad was saying you'd have to go up the day before and pitch your tent to get a decent view).
That will be a bit of a worry - when to actually get to where you want to watch before all the good spots are taken.
Sunday will be a ride to the top of Oxenhope Moor. I think you will need to sleep on Holme Moss for a decent view point.

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #85 on: January 17, 2013, 03:50:38 pm »
Alastair Brownlee has tweeted that it's going right past his house. Might be worth tapping him up for a camping pitch too?

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2013, 04:15:07 pm »
I don't know the area, but are they going up the infamous Rosedale Chimney?
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2013, 04:15:55 pm »
Given there's no prologue, Cav could win yellow in his mum's hometown if he manages to keep the pace over Buttertubs.  He'll want that.

[X post: No, Rosedale Chimney is in the NY moors, which are on the other side of the Vale of York.]

citoyen

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2013, 04:30:44 pm »
They will be going over Ilkley Moor though. Alas, with hats on.

[edit: actually, it looks like they're skirting round Ilkley Moor to the north & west. Bah!]

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2013, 04:32:02 pm »
So who'll be the first to paint a CDC on Cock Hill?

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #90 on: January 17, 2013, 04:39:16 pm »
They will be going over Ilkley Moor though. Alas, with hats on.

Someone had to make that joke. 

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #91 on: January 17, 2013, 04:50:44 pm »
Happy to oblige. Shame it's not true though.  :-[

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #92 on: January 17, 2013, 05:23:41 pm »
I think I shall be riding down to Ripon on the first day and then get the train to York for the second day.
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #93 on: January 17, 2013, 09:14:55 pm »
I was thinking about the top of Cragg Vale,but our by -then 3 yr.old would prob.be better at Hebden Bridge.some of those summits eg Cragg or the climb out of Oxenhope will be mental esp.if the weather is good.


Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #95 on: January 19, 2013, 11:02:10 am »
I think I shall be riding down to Ripon on the first day and then get the train to York for the second day.

No train station in Ripon anymore (closed 1967). Nearest would be Harrogate or Northalerton.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #96 on: January 19, 2013, 12:03:02 pm »
I think I shall be riding down to Ripon on the first day and then get the train to York for the second day.

No train station in Ripon anymore (closed 1967). Nearest would be Harrogate or Northalerton.

I know! I don't think you realise where I live (and I wasn't clear in my post) FWIW I live in Northallerton :)
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #97 on: January 19, 2013, 04:25:38 pm »
I think I shall be riding down to Ripon on the first day and then get the train to York for the second day.

No train station in Ripon anymore (closed 1967). Nearest would be Harrogate or Northalerton.

I know! I don't think you realise where I live (and I wasn't clear in my post) FWIW I live in Northallerton :)

Oops sorry. Mrs Pcolbeck was born in Northallerton.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #98 on: January 22, 2013, 10:18:03 am »
http://letour.yorkshire.com/the-route

Are they doing that mad climb out of Buckden (not the Fleet Moss Rd)?

No. That's too far north.

Looks as though the prologue passes close to SteveGT's house, too! Shame they couldn't have routed it through Morley, for Beryl Burton.

Deano - it does but I will be off to watch the tour at the top of Kidstones :)

Cool. I think I'd fancy Buttertubs - it's pretty open up there, so you mightn't need to get there that early (though my dad was saying you'd have to go up the day before and pitch your tent to get a decent view).

Which is exctly what I was thinking of doing , my only concerns are , water for the camping and then spending all night there only to loose your spot if you have to nip of for a pee . I think the Buttertubs might well  be rammed , Im not sure how all the marketing lorries will fare there are some pretty narrow and sharp corners as you drop down into Hawes.
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Re: 5 Tour stages in the UK in 2014 or 2015?
« Reply #99 on: January 22, 2013, 10:29:20 am »
Might want to be careful where you pitch round the Buttertubs ;D
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