As the worst attempt at Spring for many years continues, conditions on some of the Ronde route can be described as challenging. Whilst many of the roads are largely clear, some huge drifts remain on high ground and as far as I can tell, there are some hamlets that are still possibly cut off on sections of the route.
Forecast conditions between now and Saturday are not overly favourable to thaw or even avoiding further snow accumulation and ice will be a major problem earlier in the day from freeze thaw conditions.
So, it may well be that it will be safer, and kinder to those lovely folk at SportSunday who stand out and provide our Heptonstall Cake stall, to postpone the Ronde this year, till a sunnier, or at least warmer month.
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