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Rosedale Chimney

keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
edited January 2010 in Road beginners
I have to travel up to Krkbymoorside tomorrow for work. It occurs to me that I'll be quite close to this legendary little hill. If all goes well I could be away from there by 3pm, so should I chuck the bike in the car on the off chance I have the time? Or is it likely unclimbable due to snow / ice still?

Weather forecast looks reasonable...

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  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,257
    I'd not be surprised if they close that road, I'd have thought it'd be too steep or too risky to grit.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Perhaps I'll just drive over and have a look at it tomorrow. Then make an excuse for a second visit once it warms up a bit.
  • I think I'd be a bit cautious - it really is an unforgiving brute either going up or down, and traction can be a problem even in relatively dry weather.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Thanks for the advice, I shall proceed with caution!
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    If you do go park in the village and walk. If the snow is bad you don't want to be driving up or down the chimney!
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  • +many - it's an evil incline at the best of times!
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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    try the road from Blakey top (near lion pub) down to Farndale. Blakey bank I think.

    I can't walk up it. Saw the milk race climb it as a kid and to this day have no idea how a man can ride up the sod.

    The 25% jobbie from Farndale church houses to Farndale West is impossible. Trout fishing from that tiny bridge is as hard!
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Scrumple wrote:
    try the road from Blakey top (near lion pub) down to Farndale. Blakey bank I think.

    I can't walk up it. Saw the milk race climb it as a kid and to this day have no idea how a man can ride up the sod.

    The 25% jobbie from Farndale church houses to Farndale West is impossible. Trout fishing from that tiny bridge is as hard!

    Believe it or not Wayne Randle rode up it earlier this year in the big ring :shock:
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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    show off

    I am going back to when I was 10. Probably seems like a gentle slope to me now.

    I know that area like the back of my hand.... know all the farmers there.
  • Scrumple wrote:
    try the road from Blakey top (near lion pub) down to Farndale. Blakey bank I think.

    I can't walk up it. Saw the milk race climb it as a kid and to this day have no idea how a man can ride up the sod.

    The 25% jobbie from Farndale church houses to Farndale West is impossible. Trout fishing from that tiny bridge is as hard!

    Believe it or not Wayne Randle rode up it earlier this year in the big ring :shock:

    Does he ever actually change gear at all?
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  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    I'd steer well clear today as there's vast amounts of black ice even on the main roads in Sheffield.
    More problems but still living....
  • leedsmjhleedsmjh Posts: 196
    +1 on avoiding it today

    Leeds is under black ice too
  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Scrumple wrote:
    try the road from Blakey top (near lion pub) down to Farndale. Blakey bank I think.

    I can't walk up it. Saw the milk race climb it as a kid and to this day have no idea how a man can ride up the sod.

    The 25% jobbie from Farndale church houses to Farndale West is impossible. Trout fishing from that tiny bridge is as hard!

    Believe it or not Wayne Randle rode up it earlier this year in the big ring :shock:

    Does he ever actually change gear at all?

    A guy a know rode in the Ras a few years ago. One of the foreign riders asked him one morning "who is the old man who rides on the front all day in the little cog" as he pointed at Wayne Randle :lol:
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  • hugo15hugo15 Posts: 1,101
    Was driving to work this morning and on the local radio they said that Blakey Bank was closed due to snow.
  • Scrumple wrote:
    try the road from Blakey top (near lion pub) down to Farndale. Blakey bank I think.

    I can't walk up it. Saw the milk race climb it as a kid and to this day have no idea how a man can ride up the sod.

    The 25% jobbie from Farndale church houses to Farndale West is impossible. Trout fishing from that tiny bridge is as hard!

    Believe it or not Wayne Randle rode up it earlier this year in the big ring :shock:

    Does he ever actually change gear at all?

    A guy a know rode in the Ras a few years ago. One of the foreign riders asked him one morning "who is the old man who rides on the front all day in the little cog" as he pointed at Wayne Randle :lol:

    Sounds about right. According to the lads in my club who knew him in the 80s, his catch phrase was "COME THROUGH!!" (booming Yorkshire accent). They all used to politely decline however and get pulled along at 40mph to the finish line :lol:

    He rode a race up here a few years back. Rode from Barnsley, signed on, won the race, rode back to Barnsley again. The man is a machine.
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  • Chip \'oylerChip \'oyler Posts: 2,323
    Scrumple wrote:
    try the road from Blakey top (near lion pub) down to Farndale. Blakey bank I think.

    I can't walk up it. Saw the milk race climb it as a kid and to this day have no idea how a man can ride up the sod.

    The 25% jobbie from Farndale church houses to Farndale West is impossible. Trout fishing from that tiny bridge is as hard!

    Believe it or not Wayne Randle rode up it earlier this year in the big ring :shock:

    Does he ever actually change gear at all?

    A guy a know rode in the Ras a few years ago. One of the foreign riders asked him one morning "who is the old man who rides on the front all day in the little cog" as he pointed at Wayne Randle :lol:

    Sounds about right. According to the lads in my club who knew him in the 80s, his catch phrase was "COME THROUGH!!" (booming Yorkshire accent). They all used to politely decline however and get pulled along at 40mph to the finish line :lol:

    He rode a race up here a few years back. Rode from Barnsley, signed on, won the race, rode back to Barnsley again. The man is a machine.

    Unfortunately though he was in an accident late last year and was pretty badly broken up. He's in crutches at the moment :(
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  • allenallen Posts: 214
    Dont even think about it ! The black ice is deadly on 4 wheels at the moment
  • John C.John C. Posts: 2,113
    Ditto above, don't even think about it, by car you're stuck in it, at least you can bail off a bike when it starts to slide.
    Love to take you round there one day but this is not the time.
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Didn't bother going any further than obsolutely neccessary; needed a push from a friendly van driver to get me out of the car park when I left the office I was visiting! Up on the moors the temperature stayed at minus 2 all day, so I decided to leave Rosedale for a warmer, drier day.

    I will be back though!
  • andy162andy162 Posts: 634
    keef66 wrote:
    Didn't bother going any further than obsolutely neccessary; needed a push from a friendly van driver to get me out of the car park when I left the office I was visiting! Up on the moors the temperature stayed at minus 2 all day, so I decided to leave Rosedale for a warmer, drier day.

    I will be back though!

    If you like riding in that neck of the woods have a go at The Ryedale Rumble in August. You hit the chimney with about 100miles in your legs. Usually a crowd at the top to either cheer or laugh at yer.

    It's a great route on the moors & each time I've done it the sun has shone.
  • keef66 wrote:

    I will be back though!

    The Chimney will wait for you :twisted:
  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    Ryedale rumble looks well out of my league!
    love the area to bits... maybe one day,
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