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Mary Townley Loop

While the sensible people did it over two days in a clockwise direction on mountain bikes, I foolishly opted for doing it in a day anti-clockwise on a cyclocross bike.
He's a link to a short video of me getting increasingly fatigued.

Posted on May 9, 2016 at 21:38

The Gritstone Trail

Thirty five miles in a day was a tough call and the longest I have ever considered. Throw on top of that the hottest day of the year and lack of reprovisioning stops.

The route runs between Disley and Kidsgrove Train Station so is easy to access but given the distance it is for the summer only needing at least 14 hours of daylight.

The route runs through quiet rural Cheshire along a gritstone ridge for a lot of its length. The two of us took a south-north route though most do…


Posted on July 28, 2013 at 22:01 — 1 Comment

Climbing back in the 70s

I spotted this small picture in the BMC Summit mag that popped through my door the other day. It was in an article about recording breaking climbs on El Cap in Yosemite. It said these guys broke a record back in 1974. I thought the picture was a spoof but no I found it on the web and it is genuine.

 These guys represent the pinnacal of US West Coast climbing in the 1970s and were called the Stone Masters.…


Posted on April 2, 2012 at 16:14

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At 22:50 on January 6, 2011, Brian Knowles said…
Cheers ,Nigel.'T will be 19.30 !


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