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    Straightforward 35 miles (1800ft) trip along a fast running Wharfe and encircling Harewood House. The only excitement was the warm come-to-bed smiles I received from two young ladies in the middle of nowhere but before I forgot my Covid responsibilities I noticed their Porsche Boxster was broken down and so suspected their motives. A Boxster? Perhaps they were hairdressers? Now every man has his price and I think mine is a 928 GTS 5.4 litres, which surely Mr B will agree is the most seductive car ever built, apart, of course, from the Citroen SM with the Maserati engine. Oh My!

    It was a bright, blue-sky day and I saw more cyclists out in the country than since the Tour de Yorkshire. They didn't look like local farmers so must have a broad view of "local area". Certainly the guy dressed in black who was doing around 40k on his De Rosa didn't look as though he would be happy pootling round the car park in Ilkley.

    He wasn't followed by a police car though so it cannot have been Boris.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 12-01-2021 at 06:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Come to Yorkshire Marco, where we have enlightened police.
    I would very much like to come up to West Yorkshire for a days cycling, when it is safe and legal to do so. Of course to fully experience the best of the area I would need a cycling guide. This person would need to be a cultured cyclist and connoisseur of the West Yorkshire road network; but where can I find such a person? Mmmh ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I would very much like to come up to West Yorkshire for a days cycling, when it is safe and legal to do so. Of course to fully experience the best of the area I would need a cycling guide. This person would need to be a cultured cyclist and connoisseur of the West Yorkshire road network; but where can I find such a person? Mmmh ...
    If such a person exists he may have his own tests eg devotion to Bob Dylan, absolute knowledge of the 55 films of Claude Chabrol, owner of the complete recordings of Maria Callas,...and intimate knowledge of every page of Stud Marks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Straightforward 35 miles (1800ft) trip along a fast running Wharfe and encircling Harewood House.
    Of course you will be appalled that we are now allowed to pronounce "Harewood" as it is spelt: http://worldfitt.com/2021/01/02/earl...arewood-house/
    Imagine the chaos if this sort of idiocy ever gets as far as Keighley, never mind Loughborough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Of course you will be appalled that we are now allowed to pronounce "Harewood" as it is spelt: http://worldfitt.com/2021/01/02/earl...arewood-house/
    Imagine the chaos if this sort of idiocy ever gets as far as Keighley, never mind Loughborough!
    Fortunately Anthony I have never needed a taxi to go to Har-wood and my bike happily goes to where it is pointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    ...The only excitement was the warm come-to-bed smiles I received from two young ladies in the middle of nowhere...
    Lockdown must be really getting to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    Of course you will be appalled that we are now allowed to pronounce "Harewood" as it is spelt: http://worldfitt.com/2021/01/02/earl...arewood-house/
    Imagine the chaos if this sort of idiocy ever gets as far as Keighley, never mind Loughborough!
    Hope that doesn't catch on in Wales 🤔
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    Hilly ride around Charnwood Forest, with 400 metres of ascent in 95 minutes. Much of the ride was in clag, with the cloud base around 150 metres.

    Started on the road over Whittle Hill, then Oaks-in-Charnwood, Warren Hills, down to Agar Nook (which sounds so much better than "down to a housing estate on the edge of Coalville"). Up past the highest pub in Leicestershire (The Bull's Head at Abbots Oak) and on to the highest road in Leicestershire (245 metres) at Green Hill; frustrating to see the sun shining weakly through the cloud, indicating that if it was possible to get maybe 100 metres higher, I would be above the cloud. Back via Priory Lane in Ulverscroft, where I took the two steep descents very carefully in the wet road conditions.
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