Calderdale benefits from the Brooksbank circuit; Wakefield enjoys BCKAT; and Leeds is home to the fantastic Brownlee track. All three are widely used. Alas, all Kirklees has to offer are circular running tracks.
If only our own track sessions could take place on a purpose built cycling track, and Trekkers could get the same satisfaction that the six tandems derived from this morning’s session at the Brownlee circuit. And to have access to such a resource without having to load our trailers and drive. Bliss.
“Let’s speed things up a bit” and “We need to make this superb ride longer”. Taken together, these two comments really sum up another delightful day, navigating the quiet country lanes around the flatlands of Yorkshire. Seven tandems, camaraderie by the bucket load and lots of laughter all conspired together to make this a fabulouastic ride.
Today’s Spen Valley ride was different. Very different. And that’s because the 13 tandems and solo were joined by Journalist Lisa and Cameraman Simon from ITV. Having seen the UK Cycling article that Judith recently wrote, they asked if they might come and film Trekkers. Well, we didn’t need asking twice. And having already seen some of the footage and witnessed Jules, Judith, Martin and Keith being interviewed, (not to mention Guide Dog Tessa), I’m confident the actual broadcast will be nothing short of mega-brilliant. So, providing nothing bumps our screening, please tune into ITV Calendar on Monday evening to see Trekkers on TV.
Today we welcomed two new stokers and one new pilot to Trekkers. Welcome Diana and Colin to Stoke and Louise to Captain. As part of our new policy adopted for this day forwards a track induction was followed by a ride down the Greenway. Both stokers more than happy to carry on, and new pilot Louise rode solo as we didn’t have a spare stoker but she’s raring to go now!
The ride to the Flowerpot and back went swimmingly with the rain at least waiting until we were there before starting so we only got wet on the return trip.
We even passed another tandem on the way back!
Reminder that next week we will be attended by a film crew so please come looking at your stunning best!!