Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Tag: Cycle Race

  • Cuckoos on the Move as Cyclists Battle Up Saltburn Bank

    Cuckoos on the Move as Cyclists Battle Up Saltburn Bank

    In the women’s race of the Cleveland Classic, competitors ascend the formidable Saltburn Bank at the first of the event’s four laps. Cycling here, my ears were tuned keenly for that distinctive call of the first cuckoo of the year. Today marks Cuckoo Day, also known as St. Tiburtius’ Day, traditionally the day when the…

  • Côte de Grosmont

    Côte de Grosmont

    A trip out to watch the Tour de Yorkshire. By the time the riders began the 4th Classified Climb at Grosmont, there was a break in the showers. The “Côte de Grosmont” is not long, only 500m but a gradient of 15% makes it a tough little climb. Amid a cacophony, Team INEOS, in their…

  • Tour de Yorkshire

    Tour de Yorkshire

    The first day of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire cycle race. Caught the action at Rosedale Head. A 70 minute bike ride, 2 hours of waiting around for a couple of minutes of action and then the ride back. A grand day out. Wasn’t very impressed with the ITV4 coverage. No aerial views of the moors.