13 July 2013

Durham Miners Gala + some riding

What a week it has been but the weather has been fantastic. Today is the Durham Miners Gala so the roads around Durham are closed to traffic for the parades of Banners etc. What a turn out of local banners and bands, Durham was rammed and could not get near the maket place / old elvet. Got some photos of the mornings action. Durham's Police were fantastic and were joing in and talking to spectators etc.

Friday i took a day off work to get a few hours riding in. It was the hottest day in Durham of the year and the GArmin was reading 30 degress but there was a cooling breeze on the tops. I did a local loop of 33+miles on the dusty lines and paths. Here is the route of yesterdays baking hot ride.
Also yesterday was the NE XC Series Rd 7 @ Bedlington. We left home in the sun and its was 29 degress, got up there and had dropped to 24 degress and overcast, much more pleasant. The course was a real mix off all types of terrain inc some new downhill singletrack that is getting built through the plantation. It was done dry /dusty and very fact going under tyre. Arran had a cracking race and really liked the smaller course, he came overall 2nd and 1st U10. Angus did the full sen course had had a couple of good climbs in. He came overall 3rd & 2nd U14. Not many in the main race of sen.vet/lady/jun & u16. Many thanks to the rider who found./ handed in my camera. Your pic is in the gallery of the nights action here

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