Some of us had a super Saturday last week when we joined the Manchester Club for their annual Lancaster to Heysham Roller Ski Tour. We followed the Lune Valley Cycle path to Morcecambe and then followed the prom to Heysham where we had a lovely pub lunch in the sunshine before the return journey. A round trip of about 11 miles.
Enough snow fell last week to enable club members to get out and about on skis. Trips were made to Dalby Forest and some members even skied around their own neighbourhoods. As the usual roller ski lessons were cancelled, we took the opportunity to practise some drills at Temple Newsam in Leeds using club skis.
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What a fantastic turnout we had this weekend in York for our Sunday morning rollerski session which was perfect for the mid point of this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang 2018. A lovely group of beginners were put through their paces by our resident rollerski instructor, Martin Roscoe, and as you can see, the pictures do not lie – they really did enjoy it!
Its been a wet and windy weekend up in the Ribble Valley but we remained in high spirits as we battled the gales and bog hopped our way across Plover Hill towards the summit of Pen-y-gent. We took the decision to descend before the final push as visibility was poor and winds were getting stronger and stronger. Others took themselves off to explore Hawes, Sedbergh and Dent. Dave and Glenda’s excellent catering revived us all back at the lodge. Another great weekend – the 25th visit to Gearstones Lodge by the YDCCSC.
Despite cold and grey weather, we have seen good numbers of roller skiers on the track since Christmas. All have benefitted from the expert tuition of Martin, Martin and Richard and progress has been made in both classic and skate technique. Frosty conditions on a couple of sessions have meant that those who normally skate have tried classic roller skis. Practising both styles does improve overall technique, so every drill counts.