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SafeBet said:
I don't know the logistics of the area but this looks bad for the race. Please post updates.
It's nothing. They have several options to re-route the race. Plus, it only effects the Men's Elite race.

The Military use a lot of the land around it and are stationed very close so they will help out. They will get something done about it. It's not a show stopper at all.

Part of the road collapsed near by several years ago and because it's a key road they got it sorted quickly. Unlike Tadcaster where a bridge had to be rebuilt it took about 3 years to do.
 
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armchairclimber said:
glassmoon said:
del1962 said:
They could just reroute over a harder climb from Grinton

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We know that's not gonna happen. :eek:
It might ... it's not that much harder, if at all. The road is a little narrow though.
Hargill Lane is pretty rolling from what I remember, might actually be a little easier than Grinton Moor in terms of gradient? It's also extremely exposed so could add some excitement that way.

However, there's a nasty cattle grid where Apedale Road joins it on that left hand bend that could be quite dangerous and the way I think you've suggested to get to Sissy bank/Scarth Nick around Castle Bolton is a dirt track/gravel road and may not be in a rideable state.

Could certainly make an interesting change if they can sort it out though.

I agree with MartinGT though. A lot of the land on the north side of Whipperdale Bank is an MOD firing range and it's likely they'll either get the road sorted quickly or have a temporary bridge in place soon.
 
Maybe there’s an earlier left I don’t remember? The left just before is a dirt track past an old station and you have to go down to Redmire and loop back to get to Sissy Bank. Shutting both places might be a tricky change.
 
MartinGT said:
You can drop into Redmire and go up Sissy Bank then onto Leyburn no bother
Yeah, but residents in that area haven't been told and I'm unsure on the laws. It's going to affect Redmire, Low bolton and Preston-Under-Scar. I think there is a required period of notification.
 
King Boonen said:
MartinGT said:
You can drop into Redmire and go up Sissy Bank then onto Leyburn no bother
Yeah, but residents in that area haven't been told and I'm unsure on the laws. It's going to affect Redmire, Low bolton and Preston-Under-Scar. I think there is a required period of notification.
Good point that. Plus when you drop into Redmire, it's all windy roads. Nothing too logistical really as tractors don't have any issues.
 
MartinGT said:
King Boonen said:
MartinGT said:
You can drop into Redmire and go up Sissy Bank then onto Leyburn no bother
Yeah, but residents in that area haven't been told and I'm unsure on the laws. It's going to affect Redmire, Low bolton and Preston-Under-Scar. I think there is a required period of notification.
Good point that. Plus when you drop into Redmire, it's all windy roads. Nothing too logistical really as tractors don't have any issues.
"Windy" as in "lot's of turns"?
Thought it was "lot's of wind", and was a little confused why wind would cause issues for tractors...
 
RedheadDane said:
MartinGT said:
King Boonen said:
MartinGT said:
You can drop into Redmire and go up Sissy Bank then onto Leyburn no bother
Yeah, but residents in that area haven't been told and I'm unsure on the laws. It's going to affect Redmire, Low bolton and Preston-Under-Scar. I think there is a required period of notification.
Good point that. Plus when you drop into Redmire, it's all windy roads. Nothing too logistical really as tractors don't have any issues.
"Windy" as in "lot's of turns"?
Thought it was "lot's of wind", and was a little confused why wind would cause issues for tractors...
If it's windy enough they could topple.
 
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RedheadDane said:
I thought it said "Just divert from the Daleks…" :lol:
I mean, generally speaking, avoiding Daleks is a good idea…
I had to look that up:

The Daleks are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants...an emotionless "master race" bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse.
Sounds like a good description of Ineos.
 
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Merckx index said:
RedheadDane said:
I thought it said "Just divert from the Daleks…" :lol:
I mean, generally speaking, avoiding Daleks is a good idea…
I had to look that up:

The Daleks are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants...an emotionless "master race" bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse.
Sounds like a good description of Ineos.

Didn't realize there are people who haven't watched Doctor Who. So here's a picture of what Dalek's look like:

 
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Honestly, the state of this country. How can this:



not be repaired, or otherwise made usable, in two months? It's hardly a monumental civil engineering project.

Compare and contrast - this took 43 hours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz_j_BEkVCQ

Meanwhile in Yorkshire 23 blokes with clipboards and hi-vis jackets are standing around a bridge looking perplexed.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
in the netherlands it would take 1/2 days max. Idk what the problem is.
I'd imagine getting the machinery required to the bridge - fairly remote or narrow winding roads - having said that it shouldn't be a problem.......
 
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Merckx index said:
RedheadDane said:
I thought it said "Just divert from the Daleks…" :lol:
I mean, generally speaking, avoiding Daleks is a good idea…
I had to look that up:

The Daleks are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants...an emotionless "master race" bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse.
Sounds like a good description of Ineos.
EXTERMINATE Tibopino!
 

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