Last weekend, sixty Rapha Cycling Club members travelled to the Lake District to enjoy some wintry riding. Breaking the snow line on an ascent of Kirkstone Pass was one of many unexpected pleasures. Grins broke out on a descent of The Struggle in spite of conditions, and again as we passed a car abandoned to the weather halfway up Wrynose Pass.
The third edition of the Winter Weekend was a product of the Manchester Chapter’s camaraderie and enthusiasm. Riders travelled from across the UK to share the challenging terrain on their doorstep.
We hope this inspires you to coordinate your own excursions, inviting other members to share in your favourite local lanes. Why travel abroad when you have the treasures of Snowdonia, the Peak District or Cotswolds within reach?
Below, Rapha Cycling Club members share their experiences with some photographs: