Harry Tanfield

teebs_123
teebs_123 Posts: 357
Anyone know what's happened? Rode stage 1 of Romandie and pulled out. Seems to be training in the UK and no races? Shame as he seems like a really top bloke.
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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    no idea what happened but why is he a really top bloke?
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,789
    I'm in a group chat with him to arrange training rides with some of the other local hitters (let's just say I'm a legacy member of the chat) and he seems a decent sort of guy. No idea what's happened and as I've not been riding due to sorting a house move won't see anyone to ask.
    [Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,442
    MattFalle said:

    why is he a really top bloke?


    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    I'm in a group chat with him to arrange training rides with some of the other local hitters (let's just say I'm a legacy member of the chat) and he seems a decent sort of guy. No idea what's happened and as I've not been riding due to sorting a house move won't see anyone to ask.

    whats a "hitter"?
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,442
    MattFalle said:

    I'm in a group chat with him to arrange training rides with some of the other local hitters (let's just say I'm a legacy member of the chat) and he seems a decent sort of guy. No idea what's happened and as I've not been riding due to sorting a house move won't see anyone to ask.

    whats a "hitter"?

    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    I was thinking of Nacer Bouhanni
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,789
    Just caught up on Cav's win and noticed in his post stage interview he called his team hitters.
    [Castle Donington Ladies FC - going up in '22]
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    But what is a "hitter"?

    I don't get it.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238
    It just means they're the local fast riders. I think you're being deliberately obtuse.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    oh - so the local clubbies then?

    no, not obtuse. I've just never heard the term outside of baseball.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    edited June 2021
    MattFalle said:

    But what is a "hitter"?

    I don't get it.

    As in 'Big Hitter'. One of the top people.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Gotcha - grazie!
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Anyhow, now we have got that sorted, what makes him such a "top bloke"?

    Gen up question.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • ilovegrace
    ilovegrace Posts: 677
    Can confirm HT is a jolly decent sort of chap .
    I am a very average rider , last summer this guy decked out in AG2R kit , which was a bit odd on the country roads of North Yorkshire, passed me , I pushed on to get on his wheel and it was HT.
    He rode with me into Helmsley never pushing to hard , we had a good craic , covering topics such as Pro riding , training etc.
    He is doing some big rides so must be due a race soon.
    regards
    ILG
  • ibr17xvii
    ibr17xvii Posts: 1,065
    If you follow him on social media & Strava does seem like a decent guy.

    Remember when he was doing the Tour Series & in interviews always came across well.

    He had signed for Ribble Weldtite if I remember correctly & then was picked up pretty late by his current World Tour team which did seem a bit of a strange one especially how it has turned out, looking from the outside in anyway.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited June 2021
    Good good - hope he is tranquillo.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,648
    MattFalle said:

    But what is a "hitter"?

    I don't get it.

    Fast riders
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • exlaser
    exlaser Posts: 265
    It’s nice to know everyone on here thinks he is a good guy,
    I have my doubts about some of his results , I have no evidence, it’s just a feeling .🙁
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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    exlaser said:

    It’s nice to know everyone on here thinks he is a good guy,
    I have my doubts about some of his results , I have no evidence, it’s just a feeling .🙁

    care to expand?

    i don't know anything about the dude so blank canvas here.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    He won a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire and he’s not bad on the track.
    Really Mathew you need to put a bit more effort in to your cycling research.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,398
    MattFalle said:

    exlaser said:

    It’s nice to know everyone on here thinks he is a good guy,
    I have my doubts about some of his results , I have no evidence, it’s just a feeling .🙁

    care to expand?

    i don't know anything about the dude so blank canvas here.
    Bloke on internet has a 'gut feeling' about a cyclist based on absolutely nothing.
  • womack
    womack Posts: 566
    Pross said:

    MattFalle said:

    exlaser said:

    It’s nice to know everyone on here thinks he is a good guy,
    I have my doubts about some of his results , I have no evidence, it’s just a feeling .🙁

    care to expand?

    i don't know anything about the dude so blank canvas here.
    Bloke on internet has a 'gut feeling' about a cyclist based on absolutely nothing.

    To be fair it was only a "feeling" not a full on "gut feeling"

    I personally have no feelings, gut or otherwise, about this particular cyclist as I don't know him.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    webboo said:

    He won a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire and he’s not bad on the track.
    Really Mathew you need to put a bit more effort in to your cycling research.

    i did do a quick Google but he didn't actually seem very interesting or "a top bloke" at all so I didn't, for want of an alternative phrase, probe too far.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238
    One of the guys in my club is in a race with Harry Tanfield's younger brother, Charlie, tomorrow.

    He's a decent Cat 1 but I am sure he will get destroyed.
  • bobmcstuff
    bobmcstuff Posts: 11,238
    edited June 2021
    MattFalle said:

    webboo said:

    He won a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire and he’s not bad on the track.
    Really Mathew you need to put a bit more effort in to your cycling research.

    i did do a quick Google but he didn't actually seem very interesting or "a top bloke" at all so I didn't, for want of an alternative phrase, probe too far.
    Not sure how you would find that out from Google...

    Wikipedia, "Harry Tanfield, acclaimed Top Bloke from Great Ayton, North Yorkshire"...
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    One of the guys in my club is in a race with Harry Tanfield's younger brother, Charlie, tomorrow.

    He's a decent Cat 1 but I am sure he will get destroyed.

    who will? clubbie griend of clubbie or Harry Tanfield's younger brother, Charlie, as I am sure CT is delighted to be known as YBOHT,CT....
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    webboo said:

    He won a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire and he’s not bad on the track.
    Really Mathew you need to put a bit more effort in to your cycling research.

    i did do a quick Google but he didn't actually seem very interesting or "a top bloke" at all so I didn't, for want of an alternative phrase, probe too far.
    Not sure how you would find that out from Google...

    Wikipedia, "Harry Tanfield, acclaimed Top Bloke from Great Ayton, North Yorkshire"...
    that would be mega. i'm going to make my own Wikipedia entry.

    MF. Top bloke. Men want to buy him beer, women want to sleep with him.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,100
    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    webboo said:

    He won a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire and he’s not bad on the track.
    Really Mathew you need to put a bit more effort in to your cycling research.

    i did do a quick Google but he didn't actually seem very interesting or "a top bloke" at all so I didn't, for want of an alternative phrase, probe too far.
    Not sure how you would find that out from Google...

    Wikipedia, "Harry Tanfield, acclaimed Top Bloke from Great Ayton, North Yorkshire"...
    that would be mega. i'm going to make my own Wikipedia entry.

    MF. Top bloke. Men want to buy him beer, women want to sleep with him. MF then wakes up.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    edited June 2021
    Matt Lawton has demanded that British Cycling launch an enquiry into whether Harry Tanfield is a Top Bloke after accusations from Matthew Falle. Dan Roan says that this is yet another dark day for the beleaguered federation, fresh from their controversial whitewashing of the 'Should Cavendish Retire' commission. The hearing will be covered by Sean Ingle who has clearly done something wrong at The Guardian.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    webboo said:

    He won a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire and he’s not bad on the track.
    Really Mathew you need to put a bit more effort in to your cycling research.

    i did do a quick Google but he didn't actually seem very interesting or "a top bloke" at all so I didn't, for want of an alternative phrase, probe too far.
    Not sure how you would find that out from Google...

    Wikipedia, "Harry Tanfield, acclaimed Top Bloke from Great Ayton, North Yorkshire"...
    that would be mega. i'm going to make my own Wikipedia entry.

    MF. Top bloke. Men want to buy him beer, women want to sleep with him. MF then wakes up.
    and dorset boy declares club affiliation.

    oh no. he doesn't.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.