22nd April - Teesdale mountain time trial. This is an absolutely brilliant event and it would be great to get a few Rutland riders up for it. 40.5 miles, 4600 feet of ascent. Amazing course heading out of Barnard Castle, straight over Bollihope Common into Wearsdale and back via the 1 in 6 gradient hairpins of Unthank Bank. It's only 2 hours away and must be the best (very) hilly TT course in the UK. They were struggling for entries last year, and are putting on a non-aero prize to try and boost numbers. It would be a real shame for this event to disappear.
So, the Omloop course this year takes on the final 60k of the Old Flanders course, before they looped it to milk corporate spectator cash on the kwaremont. Yes, the Muur is back!!! Hopefully see some folks at the Tommy “it’s not a race” Simpson, before Flying Home to watch Omloop. Belgian season has landed 🇧🇪 🖤💛❤️