Although I'm not a member of Rutland CC - Sheffield's oldest and best
cycling club - I have done a few miles with them, my favourite being
the Saturday morning 'Tea-Cake' club run. It's a decent 40 miler that
covers some of the Peak Districts best roads, including a road I've
grown to love that leads into Pilsley. I like that road so much I've
decided to name a shirt after it that will be released later in the
A regular climb on the tea-cake is over Cressbrook. This is when the
'blue touch paper' is lit and anyone with the legs will mix it up -
unless they are saving themselves for a race the next day. I expect
that Brendon Tyree will have done his share of screw turning on that
ride over the years. Brendon's the lad who took these photos of the
Mam Nick hill climb from last year. He is a classy rider who raced for
GB back in his younger days and reliable rumour has it that he's had
the better of Sir Bradley Wiggins.
It made sense for us to sponsors the event as it took place at Mam
Nick. So we made a handful of exclusive Mamnick cycling cap for best
times of the day.
Here are a few photos of the hill climb by Brendon himself.
See the full-set on Brendons website by clicking here.