Starting with the climbs in Simon Warren's two books 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and Another 100 Greatest Climbs - a road cyclist's guide to Britain's Hills we have ticked off 83 between us over the past 12 months. Not satisfied with just bagging climbs in GB some of us have ventured off our small island into Europe and...DEFIED GRAVITY on another 35 climbs. This brings our 2013 challenge to a close and its now time to share in the GLOWING glory of our collective achievement. Well done cycling sisters....(and PS please let us know if we have missed you or a climb off the list - it would be so good to get a bit closer to 100 named women)
If you want to see where some of the climbs are take a look at https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=217853124336013030166.0004ceb81c53165270fa8
Track cyclist Glynis Francis wins gold at the World Master’s Track Championships and her very proud grandchildren joined her on the podium here at Manchester Velodrome, October 6th, National Grandparent Day!
Glynis achieved her 500m time trial in 41.3 secs at a speed of 43.5km/h with the roaring support of a home crowd. Her goal is to be the ‘fastest 60 year old grandma in the world’ and set a new world record in 2014.That record is currently 42 seconds so she is right on target to beat that next year.
Glynis, founder of Team Glow, Manchester’s Women Cycling Network is on a mission to attract more women to take part in the championships which this year attracted riders from 24 different countries. The championships are here in Manchester at the velodrome for the next 3 years – right on our doorstep! If you feel inspired contact Glynis email@example.com