Are We Nearly There Yet?

IMG_20131005_074538They’ve painted kilometre markers on Cragg Vale, presumably as part of the build up to the Tour De France next July. They’re going to whizz up my local climbs mind-bogglingly quickly, and I suspect Cragg is barely going to register as a hill for the peloton, what with it being a long, gradual drag with no real steep sections. The biggest challenge is usually the headwind that wallops you as you climb out of the valley, but happily the air was almost completely still this morning. It didn’t rain but the roads were wet from the night before, so I’m glad I fitted my mudguards last week.