Christmas Eve 24th December 2011
61 miles (98km) averaging 18.2 mph
Steady ride initially over flat terrain however including the local climb of Harby Hill before a 5 mile section along the drag strip that is Harby Straight with local club Mapperley CC. Sections on Harby straight of around 30 mph/ 48 km/h despite the road being pretty flat.
Mapperley CC stopped for a Cafe stop however I continued on home steady. I don't like stopping at cafes over the winter as feel it takes me a long time to warm up again and that it leads to a higher number of respiratory issues and colds.
Boxing Day 26th December 2011
62 miles (99 km)
Nice steady ride with the Badger Box lads from one of my previous clubs- Ashfield Road Club, Dave, Phil and Mark into the glorious Peak District and North East Derbyshire hills as well as a nice steady chain gang back along the A6. Warm day for the time of year.
Also had a lovely altercation with a man who wanted to point out to us that cyclists should be more "considerate" to other motorists as according to the Highway Code
"Cyclists are not allowed to ride 2 abreast at any time!"
Isn't it about time that motorists are made to have more consideration towards cyclists?
Phil Struggling his way up one of the many climbs of the day near Butterley Derbyshire.