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Fletch's Wednesday Training Rides
Skipton Cyclists .....Club Members and Others

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00:00 - 00:03Fletch in accordance with your instructions
00:04 - 00:05The same old training route!
00:05 - 00:07As always we meet at Dave Fergy's
00:08 - 00:12which isn't too far from your house
00:12 - 00:15and then as always Buckden and back
00:17 - 00:19..It's the only Dales ride I can manage in a group
00:19 - 00:21Though it's not easy!
00:24 - 00:26Luke you tell him
00:27 - 00:28Luke....!
00:31 - 00:33Fletch...the group think you're holding them back
00:34 - 00:36It's true Fletch you're not fast enough
00:53 - 00:58All 2nd 3rd and 4th Cat racers please leave
01:13 - 01:15What the f##k is going on here
01:15 - 01:17The Wednesday rides were my brainchild
01:18 - 01:23The route was specifically decided so I could make it there and back
01:25 - 01:28I invited a few riders on FaceBook
01:29 - 01:31But they were all slower than me
01:31 - 01:34So who the hell told Edward Evans about it?
01:34 - 01:37There are now nearly 20 people in the group
01:37 - 01:40...and apart from that 70 year old they're all faster than me
01:40 - 01:42Fletch it's about pushing yourself
01:42 - 01:46If I wanted to push myself I'd buy a f##king wheelchair
01:46 - 01:48Fletch what about an electric bike
01:48 - 01:52Don't think I haven't enquired ....f##king Specialized
01:53 - 01:54They don't do them for the English market
01:56 - 01:57Stuart Cowperthwaite managed to get one though
01:57 - 02:00and looking at Fitzy's recent form I think he must have got hold of one too
02:00 - 02:03It's my f##king ride I should be the dominant rider
02:04 - 02:08I think it should be limited to people 10 years older than me
02:08 - 02:13and carbon bikes and wheels banned
02:14 - 02:16Christ I'm even up against Stephen Lloyd who weighs less than my left leg
02:17 - 02:21and he's gone and got one of those ..Bloody Skipton CC Skin suits
02:27 - 02:29I've never been good at any other sports
02:30 - 02:34And I thought this was the one for me
02:34 - 02:36With a bit of canny drafting
02:41 - 02:42But no ...obviously not...
02:43 - 02:47My dreams hi-jacked...once more by middle class wannabes from Skipton
02:48 - 02:53What on earth is left for me to do
02:54 - 02:56I've tried.. I've really tried ...
02:56 - 02:59I've gone out of my way to be friendly with the lads
03:00 - 03:02Even though I can't stand most of them
03:04 - 03:07Don't worry nobody fell for that ruse!
03:14 - 03:16I think the time has come...
03:19 - 03:23There's only one thing for it...
03:25 - 03:26I'm going to have to follow in my car
03:31 - 03:33... As Directeur Sportif
03:40 - 03:46I hope that I will be able to keep up with the group in my new Volvo !
03:46 - 03:49You might have to slow down through Threshfield
03:53 - 03:56I'll still keep my Strava on though