Anyone who cross-trains on the bike or is injured for running but can ride ok will 'enjoy' the Goose Eye Grimpeur Sportive on Sunday 20th August - 200km and 3600m of climb over a very lumpy but beautiful course over the south Pennines, Pendle and Bowland fells. It's relentless number of punchy climbs make it as tough a day as routes like the Fred Whitton, some say harder - an ideal challenge for fell runners! You can see photos and a report on the entire route here:
You can enter this week for 26 through the British Cycling website this week, or 31 next week (its a club promotion, not a business-run one). Hope to see you there - I'll be doing it
Geoff Read