Out on the CX bike this morning in the rain again. I do know that the new studs I’ve screwed into my cycling shoes work really well on steep wet hill scrambles whilst carrying a bike, so that’s good. The rain got heavier and heavier until I got about a mile from home where it just stopped suddenly. According to Deb there had been no bad weather in Prestwich for at least 2 hours. Grrrr.
After I’d dried off a bit we went up to Horton in Ribblesdale for a pint mug of tea and a comedy double pushchair er…push up Pen Y Ghent. We got part of the way up the bridleway before the girls started to complain about the bumpiness and I started to get bored of pushing the bloody thing.
We drove back kind of around Ingleborough and I can confirm that it’s really, really steep and BIG. I have to admit I felt a bit worried. It can’t be as hard as the Cristalp though. Can it?
ingleborough is big isn’t it?!
i wandered round the whernside part of the route last weekend and can confirm that if the whole thing is as steep and as technical it’s going to be “properly chuffing hard”!
I remember running it a few years ago and Ingleborough was the last climb. It’s vertical. That’s where the cramp kicked in and it all went ugly. But you’re way fitter than I was so you’ll piss it. ‘AVE IT!!!
It’s not as hard as Cristalp. Still vf hard mind. Bit like comparing a marathon to an ultra.