Friday 20 June 2014 09.17 AM
Over the last few weeks I've been doing a bit of training for my second challenge of the year, the Ripon Tour Sportive in July - a 100 mile route picking up the TdF route through the Yorkshire Dales. This is road bike territory so I've had to dust off my old Cannondale CAAD 3. Once I'd given it a quick service, I thought I'd go for a spin into Nidderdale and see how it goes, despite some misgivings about gears and the setup. And that's when the fun began.