Paris - Roubaix for Leeds.

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thirdcrank
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Paris - Roubaix for Leeds.

Postby thirdcrank » 10 Jan 2015, 10:11am

After the success of the TdeF 2014 in Leeds, it looks as though the municipal authorities are making a cunning bid to take over the organisation of Paris-Roubaix.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/n ... -1-6130564

Leeds: Cycling starts here! L :lol: L

colin54
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Re: Paris - Roubaix for Leeds.

Postby colin54 » 10 Jan 2015, 10:34am

There's enough cobbles still around, that's for sure.

blackbike
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Re: Paris - Roubaix for Leeds.

Postby blackbike » 10 Jan 2015, 6:42pm

In the 1970s I was King of the Mountains as I sped up Buslingthorpe Lane on the way home from univeristy to the Scott Hall for a quick pint or three.

colin54
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Re: Paris - Roubaix for Leeds.

Postby colin54 » 10 Jan 2015, 9:18pm

Possibly some of the repair budget was spent on the Tour route.

I don't think they've caught up from the snow and ice damage from 2013 yet.

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thirdcrank
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Re: Paris - Roubaix for Leeds.

Postby thirdcrank » 10 Jan 2015, 9:28pm

colin54 wrote:Possibly some of the repair budget was spent on the Tour route. ...


That's what's so cunning about making a bid to become "The Hell of the North." The roads around here have achieved that status without the need to spend anything extra.

I understand some Leeds highwaymen were sent to check out sections of the race route, particularly through the Arenberg forest and they were worried that they wouldn't be able to find anything so well-maintained in Leeds. :lol:

colin54
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Re: Paris - Roubaix for Leeds.

Postby colin54 » 10 Jan 2015, 10:33pm

Mind they made a lovely job of the road through Pool for the Tour, but it didn't half need doing though.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/n ... -1-7033860

cjchambers
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Re: Paris - Roubaix for Leeds.

Postby cjchambers » 11 Jan 2015, 6:13pm

No chance of Paris-Rubaix visiting Wokingham. When a road starts to crumble away to dust, it gets a visit from the 'Highways Alliance', who put up helpful signs like this:

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I can only assume that next phase in The Highway Alliance's war on potholes is a covert operation of some sort, because I've seen no evidence of work in the eight months since the sign went up.