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A race for the climbers

dulldavedulldave Posts: 949
edited June 2012 in Amateur race
If you've been looking for a race in the UK with a decent sized climb in it then there is an E/1/2/3 race on the 1st of July near Glasgow that's worth a look.

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events ... w-'n'-Doon

Roughly speaking it does 2 laps of the Tour of the Campsies TT route so that means two climbs of the infamous Crow Road, reportedly a favoured training climb for Robert Millar.

If you want an idea of the profile you can see it on my ride of the Tour of the Campsies from last year. Yes I did take a wrong turn, ignore that bit. Just look at the profile :D

http://app.strava.com/activities/5859236
Scottish and British...and a bit French

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  • glasgowbhoyglasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Cheers for the post. That our team GJS Racing that are promoting the race.
  • okgookgo Posts: 4,368
    Cor, proper job that!

    I'd bloody hate it :D
    Blog on my first and now second season of proper riding/racing - www.firstseasonracing.com
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I would love to ride this, need to get my BRL and some points first. Quite reguarly go over the crow road training great route.
  • ozzzyosborn206ozzzyosborn206 Posts: 1,340
    looks awesome, shame it is so far away really.
  • thegibdogthegibdog Posts: 2,106
    Gah, the Crow Road, proud to say I have the 166th fastest time up there on Strava, it was an absolute nightmare. In my defence it was into a howling headwind (I was pretty much brought to a stand still on the descent!) after 95 rain soaked miles on the 5th day of my LEJoG.

    It doesn't actually look that bad on paper and I'm sure it'd be ok on a nicer day. IIRC the house at the top was for sale when I went past, remember thinking at the time there couldn't be a much bleaker place to live!
  • glasgowbhoyglasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    thegibdog wrote:
    Gah, the Crow Road, proud to say I have the 166th fastest time up there on Strava, it was an absolute nightmare. In my defence it was into a howling headwind (I was pretty much brought to a stand still on the descent!) after 95 rain soaked miles on the 5th day of my LEJoG.

    It doesn't actually look that bad on paper and I'm sure it'd be ok on a nicer day. IIRC the house at the top was for sale when I went past, remember thinking at the time there couldn't be a much bleaker place to live!

    It's a good long climb that tests you if your going hard and in a race situation with the pace high it will really sort out the climbers. Fully expect a plane crash all over the road on the Crow as it gets stretched.

    Yes, the plot with the wooden house is still for sale. It's bleak but had you cycled through some of Glasgow's housing schemes you'd have seen some really bleak places to stay!
  • glasgowbhoyglasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    A wee promo video for our race that we made today:

    http://twitvid.com/ECIEY
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