So, it's that time of year when we throw down the gauntlet and open up a Strava segment challenge, well, this year there's two... Following the success (and pain) of the Morborne loop 2 years ago we are running the challenge over the following segments...
Southwick Race Finish
One for the hill climbers, beginning directly after the junction just out of the village heading south (towards Oundle) up to the top next to the Water Tower:- https://www.strava.com/segments/1002369
For those not loving the short uphill gradient, and who want to test their pace over a longer distance, we'll be running a second, much longer, segment alongside this...
YR 10 mile Solo Blast to Pub
This one will see you tested over 10 miles, starts due east out of Clopton before turning left onto the B660 following this all the way into the village of Holme:- https://www.strava.com/segments/15158013
So, the rules. We will name and reward the winners at our presentation evening later in the year with prizes awarded for each age group on Strava for both male and female. The challenge runs until 30th September 2017 and you can ride the segments as many times as you like but only attempts during this period will count. Strictly no drafting, remember it's your own solo effort against the clock.
For your effort to be entered into the challenge you will need to be on our Strava group so if you're not a member then follow the link below and join:- https://www.strava.com/clubs/YaxleyRiders
One last point, please remember this is a challenge and you must adhere to the rules of the highway code and road. Do not make any silly decisions when riding that may affect, harm or injure yourself or other road users. This is a challenge, not a competition; we'd like to see all of you at the presentation evening later in the year!
So, good luck everyone, take care and most importantly have fun!