It’s been on the cards but we finally have found someone who had a good day and a PB !!!!  Richard Allen, come on down!

The Here Come the Belgians rider had a great day out on Sunday and bettered his PB in tough conditions.  He’s shown some great analysis of his 2010 vs 2011 split times and (like me) recorded a miles faster leg on the Cold Cotes to Whernside summit section, laying foundations for a great result.  (Note to you all – don’t ‘save’ yourself on the road sections!!).  Great ride Rich.  Blog post here

“A personal target is to drink one bottle on this section and I force myself to do it. A few glances over my shoulder trudging up the steps to see if I could spy Al (@crossjunkie) but no sign as yet and I’m hoping he hasn’t had a mechanical/puncture – last year he breezed by me on this ascent. Over the top and its onto my bogey section having punctured and mangled mechs here in the past. Each ‘Peaks I think I ride more and more of the descent from Whernside but I still run the first section on the left as it seems both quicker and safer – as Clint says “A man’s got to know his limitations” ”