Cyclists head to Craven

THE Yorkshire 101: Grand Reserve Special Edition cycle sportive will take place on Saturday, starting at 8am.

The ride is just over 146 kilometres long, starting and finishing in Clapham.

The route takes in 60 kilometres of the first stage of this year's Tour de France which will visit the Yorkshire Dales in July.

And to celebrate the event’s imminent arrival, there will be French-themed feed stations.

Tickets cost £36, with £5 being donated to the Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation.

For more information, visit theopenwheel.com.

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8:45pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Skipton Ratepayer says...

Will they shut the roads for it?
Will they shut the roads for it? Skipton Ratepayer
  • Score: 0

4:36pm Thu 5 Jun 14

mallerstang girl says...

I hope these cyclists adhere to the rules of the road and cycle no more than 2 side by side...not like the ones last weekend in Wharfedale who were cycling 4 wide on the road.
I hope these cyclists adhere to the rules of the road and cycle no more than 2 side by side...not like the ones last weekend in Wharfedale who were cycling 4 wide on the road. mallerstang girl
  • Score: 7

8:52pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Mart56 says...

I hope all the other road users adhere to the rules too. But experience tells me that is unlikely!
I hope all the other road users adhere to the rules too. But experience tells me that is unlikely! Mart56
  • Score: -3

9:40pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Ritchie6 says...

Mart56 wrote:
I hope all the other road users adhere to the rules too. But experience tells me that is unlikely!
You are obviously a cyclist who seems to think that they can do no wrong whereas I, as a car driver and former HGV driver know different. The amount of times I've seen cyclists weaving in and out of traffic, going through red lights, not stopping at roundabouts and my own pet hate:-riding on the pavement(which both illegal and dangerous to pedestrians). The narrow Dales roads are really not suitable for packs of cyclists, often 3 or 4 abreast meaning nobody can overtake them. When I was at school we took our cycling proficiency test and one of the cardinal rules was to ride in single file. This now seems to totally ignored by many two wheel users who think they are above the law. Sorry Mart but they do themselves no favours
[quote][p][bold]Mart56[/bold] wrote: I hope all the other road users adhere to the rules too. But experience tells me that is unlikely![/p][/quote]You are obviously a cyclist who seems to think that they can do no wrong whereas I, as a car driver and former HGV driver know different. The amount of times I've seen cyclists weaving in and out of traffic, going through red lights, not stopping at roundabouts and my own pet hate:-riding on the pavement(which both illegal and dangerous to pedestrians). The narrow Dales roads are really not suitable for packs of cyclists, often 3 or 4 abreast meaning nobody can overtake them. When I was at school we took our cycling proficiency test and one of the cardinal rules was to ride in single file. This now seems to totally ignored by many two wheel users who think they are above the law. Sorry Mart but they do themselves no favours Ritchie6
  • Score: 11

10:11pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Mart56 says...

I am a cyclist, a car driver and a pedestrian and I live in an area where there are lots of horse riders. I never said cyclists can do no wrong and agree that all the examples you quote are wrong. However, as an ex HGV driver you must be able to quote many examples of road users other than cyclists breaking the rules, including HGV drivers. In case you can't let me quote a few examples I have witnessed recently: speeding HGVs - including 1 on the settle by pass travelling at 65 to 70 mph until flashed by an oncoming wagon he miraculously slowed to 45 as he passed the mobile speed camera, drivers on mobile phones, overtaking on solid white lines, tailgating, ignoring red lights, parking on pedestrian crossings,.......Sor
ry Ritchie6 HGV drivers do themselves no favours. They were once respected as professional drivers but in too many cases that doesn't apply these days.
I am a cyclist, a car driver and a pedestrian and I live in an area where there are lots of horse riders. I never said cyclists can do no wrong and agree that all the examples you quote are wrong. However, as an ex HGV driver you must be able to quote many examples of road users other than cyclists breaking the rules, including HGV drivers. In case you can't let me quote a few examples I have witnessed recently: speeding HGVs - including 1 on the settle by pass travelling at 65 to 70 mph until flashed by an oncoming wagon he miraculously slowed to 45 as he passed the mobile speed camera, drivers on mobile phones, overtaking on solid white lines, tailgating, ignoring red lights, parking on pedestrian crossings,.......Sor ry Ritchie6 HGV drivers do themselves no favours. They were once respected as professional drivers but in too many cases that doesn't apply these days. Mart56
  • Score: 0

10:35pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Mart56 says...

To get back to the article itself, Saturday's event is one of many taking place across the country this summer. No doubt some readers will be dismayed that several of these are in the Craven area! This includes the Etape de Yorkshire this Sunday which follows the route of the opening stage of the tour with up to 1000 cyclists participating - should be spectacular.
To get back to the article itself, Saturday's event is one of many taking place across the country this summer. No doubt some readers will be dismayed that several of these are in the Craven area! This includes the Etape de Yorkshire this Sunday which follows the route of the opening stage of the tour with up to 1000 cyclists participating - should be spectacular. Mart56
  • Score: -7

11:56am Fri 6 Jun 14

TheGerihatrick says...

Sorry but the Tour shouldn't be here - it should be in France as the name implies - Tour de France.
Sorry but the Tour shouldn't be here - it should be in France as the name implies - Tour de France. TheGerihatrick
  • Score: 2

12:37pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Mart56 says...

The French like to share this fantastic event with their neighbours and most years at least one stage is held outside France, so why shouldn't we benefit from this. The fact that we have been allocated the first 3 stages is a reflection of how popular and successful cycling has become in this country in recent years. We need to enjoy the occasion and make it a success so that we get long term benefit from it. It's not often we get to see world class sporting occasions in the North so I and many others are going to savour the occasion and have a fantastic weekend.
The French like to share this fantastic event with their neighbours and most years at least one stage is held outside France, so why shouldn't we benefit from this. The fact that we have been allocated the first 3 stages is a reflection of how popular and successful cycling has become in this country in recent years. We need to enjoy the occasion and make it a success so that we get long term benefit from it. It's not often we get to see world class sporting occasions in the North so I and many others are going to savour the occasion and have a fantastic weekend. Mart56
  • Score: -2

5:53pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Ritchie6 says...

Mart56 says...

. We need to enjoy the occasion and make it a success so that we get long term benefit from it.

Not sure those people whose lives are blighted will agree. Today we went to Stephen Smiths garden centre near Otley. They are having to close on Saturday 5th of July because of this cycling event. Not only does this mean a loss of income for them but the staff will lose a days pay and of course those people who may want to visit and buy plants etc are totally stuffed. Sorry Mart but this nonsense should not involve closing roads. Perhaps I don't move in the right circles but I haven't spoken to one single person who is in favour of this. You seem to think it's some wonderful, magical event whereas I and many others see it as total madness. If the French think it's so wonderful we should let them have it back- permanently!!
Mart56 says... . We need to enjoy the occasion and make it a success so that we get long term benefit from it. Not sure those people whose lives are blighted will agree. Today we went to Stephen Smiths garden centre near Otley. They are having to close on Saturday 5th of July because of this cycling event. Not only does this mean a loss of income for them but the staff will lose a days pay and of course those people who may want to visit and buy plants etc are totally stuffed. Sorry Mart but this nonsense should not involve closing roads. Perhaps I don't move in the right circles but I haven't spoken to one single person who is in favour of this. You seem to think it's some wonderful, magical event whereas I and many others see it as total madness. If the French think it's so wonderful we should let them have it back- permanently!! Ritchie6
  • Score: 4

6:38pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Mart56 says...

Richard we obvious do move in different circles as I haven't met a single person who's against it! Some people might be inconvenienced on the day but look at the benefits: increased tourism for the region which means more jobs, more money being spent and more income for the council in business rates etc.. More people being encouraged to start cycling meaning an increase in fitness levels and maybe a reduction in the current obesity epidemic - a massive saving to the NHS. Up to 2 million people are expected to come and watch the event, so it seems there are quite a few in favour. To those who aren't - sorry but it's going ahead and most people are going to e.joy it.
Richard we obvious do move in different circles as I haven't met a single person who's against it! Some people might be inconvenienced on the day but look at the benefits: increased tourism for the region which means more jobs, more money being spent and more income for the council in business rates etc.. More people being encouraged to start cycling meaning an increase in fitness levels and maybe a reduction in the current obesity epidemic - a massive saving to the NHS. Up to 2 million people are expected to come and watch the event, so it seems there are quite a few in favour. To those who aren't - sorry but it's going ahead and most people are going to e.joy it. Mart56
  • Score: -6

9:13pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Mart56 says...

Stephen Smiths is open 7 days a week apart from Christmas and Easter Sunday. I'm sure their customers can plan their visit to avoid that particular day - besides many of them will be watching the event. I don't know if they will be taking advantage but they have a large car park which potentially could raise a decent amount on the day, albeit people would have to arrive very early.
Stephen Smiths is open 7 days a week apart from Christmas and Easter Sunday. I'm sure their customers can plan their visit to avoid that particular day - besides many of them will be watching the event. I don't know if they will be taking advantage but they have a large car park which potentially could raise a decent amount on the day, albeit people would have to arrive very early. Mart56
  • Score: -3

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