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.
Current membership figures reveal that we now have 64 club members. Its good to see that many of the adults who have participated in the 6 week Go Roller Ski courses at the York Sports Village have followed through and joined the club.
All returned safe and sound from the annual club trip to Austria last night. A good time was had despite a slight lack of decent snow. Our secretary and treasurer even made it to the track this morning only 9 hours after touching down at the airport! Photos will be uploaded onto the Gallery page over the next few weeks.
It was another busy session today with all available boots and skis in use. (If anyone is thinking of buying their own please see www.rollerski.co.uk -But seek advice from Martin Roscoe before splashing out!)