Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 16 – The Big G Grimpeurs Des Wolds Cyclosportive 2012

On Saturday 21st July 2012 I took part in The Big G – Grimpeurs Des Wolds Cyclosportive organised by Hull Thursday Road Club. If you’ve been following ‘The Push Hog Diaries’ over the last couple of months you will know … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Rest Day IV – The East Yorkshire Classic

Every year towards the end of July the small market town of Beverley hosts a weekend of cycling, starting on a Friday evening with the East Yorkshire Classic, followed by The Big G Grimpeurs des Wolds Cyclosportive on the Saturday, … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 15 – More Tea Vicar?

Wind, I had plenty of it when I set off to North Newbald on Sunday 15th July, on what could be my last training session before The Big G – Grimpeurs des Wolds Cyclosportive. The problem with wind is that … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 14 – The Devil’s A**e Hole

I will begin with a word of advice, if somebody tells you to take a ride out to Brantingham to climb Spout Hill, ignore them, they either (a) Enjoy climbing (not necessarily on a bike though) or (b) Don’t like … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 13 – Man v Mountain Small Insignificant Hill In East Yorkshire

It is absolutely pissing it down and I’m sat in my car, in a lay-by, on Littlewood Road, waiting for the Hull Thursday Road Club Newbald Time Trial to begin. I’ve seen a lot of riders pass by on their … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 12 – The Fog

Last week I spoke to a couple of more experienced cyclists, one of which was good enough to supply me with a list of the 20 hardest climbs in the local area. The list was published by Hull Thursday Road … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Rest Day III – How To Peel An Orange In Your Pocket

Guess what? …its raining again! So I’ve decided that I’ll write about one of my guilty pleasures, saving money. I know it’s a running joke that Yorkshire Folk are tight, no doubt propaganda started by those pesky Lancastrians, however in … Continue reading

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The Push Hog Diaries: Stage 11 – Cumbrian EPO

Every Thursday for the past five weeks I’ve arranged to go for a training ride with Marvin, my fellow Big G‘er, but every week it’s either rained or we’ve had to cancel for some other reason. Thursday 28th June was … Continue reading

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