You KILLED me in 40 miles, no way on Earth I'd keep up with you for 130, this one's for the real men.
I think I'll organise a STW southern 'gravel bike /CX ride'.. Any takers?
ooh thats an idea then I could just ride my 29er with some skinny tyres...
Where in London are you heading?
It's all up there on page 1, including a link to the last thread, with pictures of, and links to the route and gpx tracks.
Great idea, DrP, good of you to post an open invite, too. I'm keen on some or all, but there's a few things that might get in the way on the 2nd. Better than any of the previous alternatives, though!
Hope to see you at some point on the 2nd.
pictonroad - Member
You KILLED me in 40 miles
And if I've got the right guy, he's one of the few (or the only?) to put his hand up to clearing all of the hills on the SSUK13. I'm sure he'll be accomodating here, though.
On the other hand, there's only so slow you can go and still do 135 miles in a day!
It'll be a fun ride, rather than a race! Plenty of social interaction expected (though sure the chatting will get less towards the 125th mile!)
Rich - Meet at Roehampton uni for the start leg of the off-road section...
See teh .gpx on my blog/email me
02.08 - I'll consult the relevant authorities this evening! Really want to do this now...
...and the committee have granted permission! Im in.
Schuks, after consultation unable to make the 2nd August - other stuff planned.
Oooh. I've got a plan.
I'm in London, so travelling to Brighton and back for a Brighton-London-Brighton ride would be a bit perverted. But I've just thought I could ride the off road bit after work on Friday, and ride back to London on Saturday, leaving plenty of the rest of the day free for the one or several boring things that might come up.
DrP, just trying ot work out timings from your links, but failed. How long did the 2 legs take you last time?
Road leg took about 3.5 hours - stopping for snacks/photos etc
Off road bit took about 6.5 ish
I stopped in clapham to enjoy the sun and have some late breakfast (about 45 min).
Then i think it's about 8 miles link between the two routes, through london..
(come down, do the whole day!!)
It would be too easy to stop once we got to London!
I've got the Ride 100 the following weekend, so there would lot of good reasons to stop - tapering and what-not, real or imagined niggles, being near my house etc.
We're also house hunting pretty hard at the moment and Saturdays are important to keep free (or at least free-ish). I might have to get off at Redhill-ish if we've got viewings booked up.
Hmm, I may be a bit far south. I'll go on my own.
We've got a few committed to this..just thought I'd bring it back to the front page for a bit more monday morning attention!
DrPPosted 12 months ago #
Can I do the Brighton - London bit with you on my road bike?
Then either cruise home at a more sensible pace with cafe stops , or train it back into hants then ride from there.Posted 11 months ago #
Alas, I'm at a wedding or I'd be there. I've got a cross bike suitable ride I've been meaning to redo that heads into Kent from near Crawley (outwood), about 70 miles if I remember correctly- anyone interested in that at a later date?Posted 11 months ago #
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