Old Bloke On An Old Bike

The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society

10 Sep 2016: The Grindleford Goat

A lot has happened since my last post. I’ve changed job, and am now based at the University of Sheffield. And we’ve moved home from Colchester to the Peak District. This is our view down the Hope Valley…

This part of Derbyshire is cycling paradise – wonderful country and lots of great climbs. The cycling boom is really evident here: bikes are everywhere. Today we took part in a sportive called the Grindleford Goat (so called because participants climb a lot and eat a lot). 

It’s an annual event that raises money for the Grindleford community shop, which is run by volunteers from the church vestry, and is a valuable part of village life.

We did the shorter route – only 51km – but there were a few tough climbs (e.g. Monsal Head and Sheldon Hill) and the beer and pasta at the end were very welcome. A lovely day.

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