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  • Premier Icon Trekster
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    You could fit a tow rope to your bikes to assist the wee ones if they get tired.
    Length of plastic conduit fixed to bike top tube, length of rope up the inside with a bungy cord to attach to kids bike. Works a treat πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Sounds good Richpips.
    We once did a big loop leaving the Tissington Trail at Tissington, & heading on lanes to Brassington to pick up the High Peak Trail. There were some steep road climbs, especially the one out of Brassington. My lads would probably prefer the Tissington option.

    rogerthecat
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    Sounds like a fun ride out, we’ll be there. πŸ˜€

    richpips
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    ……There were some steep road climbs……

    I’m hoping whatever we decide, it will be traffic free. Though if we use the High Peak Trail south there is a main road crossing.

    Junkyard
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    20 Miles – half the forum cannot manage that and you want to take kids on it you monster

    Mine have done 12 miles a couple of times not sure re that distance tbh – I will start the training plan with intervals later tonight πŸ˜‰

    richpips
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    20 Miles – half the forum cannot manage that and you want to take kids on it you monster

    Mine have done 12 miles a couple of times not sure re that distance tbh

    The good thing about the out and back is that anyone can always turn back early. Plus there are lots of nearby roads, that we can go and get a car should the need arise.

    Mine when they were 5 and 8 did P Hey to Ashbourne and back over a long but steady day one summer. πŸ˜†

    I reckon that the kids out with other kids won’t notice the distance. Maybe.

    Premier Icon dawson
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    Tissington Trail sounds ideal. It would be the furthest my two had ever ridden!

    I reckon that the kids out with other kids won’t notice the distance. Maybe.

    Hopefully!

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Wonder if the weather will be as kind as the last time we rode the Tissington Trail… πŸ˜‰

    (That gradient is on a steep bit by the way). πŸ™‚


    IMAG0641 by pten2106, on Flickr

    izakimak
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    i’ll be up for this not sure about my daughter but she’s coming anyway πŸ™‚

    richpips
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    ^^^^^

    For the Monday morning crowd. πŸ™‚

    Junkyard
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    Kids informed and think 20 miles will be easy – they never asked how far they had ridden before and its time to teach them the just round the next corner answer for how far to go …next year it will be just over the last hill

    hope we get some nice weather

    Izakimak YGM – no you dont your e-mail is bouncing can you mail me

    richpips
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    hope we get some nice weather

    The Tissington trail in not so nice weather.


    Puddles by RichSeipp, on Flickr

    Junkyard
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    they will ride in bad weather – they know this allows them to say they are proper MTB ers and not just pretenders.

    i think they like the mud as well

    Premier Icon dawson
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    Bumpity-bump now that we are into March.

    As its a bit further than my kids are used to riding I am going to get them to do it as a sponsored bike ride for Comic Relief!

    richpips
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    Bumpy type reminder.

    17th March 10am Parsley Hey Car Park.

    All welcome.

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    I might well be up for this. Is the route ok for a trailerbike tagalong thingy? My lad’s only four and only just got the hang of pedalling, so a 20-miler is likely to be a bit of a stretch under his own steam…

    richpips
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    Yep, tag along or trailers no problem. It’s a smooth and wide trail with no tech stuff.

    Premier Icon mintimperial
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    Sounds grand. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon dawson
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    Is that 10am meet, or 10am ready to ride?

    Will be keeping an eye on the weather forecast..

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Unless its stupid cold / torrentialy wet, I shall be there, with the cargo bike & my two lads, age 5 & 7. Look out for a big daft Kona Ute & excited offspring.

    Sounds good, will run it past my two boys (8&9) – be good for them to know they arent alone in being taken on long rides.

    Junkyard
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    Unfortunately I am out Sorry all was really looking fwd to a dad and lad group

    Is there a problem with mums and or girls going? I didnt realise it was just aimed at dads and lads?

    Unfortunately my boys dad has no interest in bikes so they only get to ride with me

    Premier Icon dawson
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    @adjustablewench – the title is Parents and kids

    I’ll be there (unless the weather is looking shockingly bad) with my 2 girls 10 & 9.
    Look out for a green Kona and 2 slightly reluctant, but-coming-round-to- the-idea-of-a-long-bike-ride offspring

    Junkyard
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    apologies and fair point it just rhymed and I did not mean it to sound as it did or that it was excluding females

    Sits on naughty step and considers what he has done

    Again
    Sorry

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    richpips…

    So, are we all riding just the Tissington out – Tissington back route…?
    (ie: Anyone looping via the High Peak ?)

    Just wondering if I might (at this ridiculously late stage) suggest riding out from, & back to Tissington, as the finish would be pretty much a gentle 10 miles downhill.
    (5 & 7yr old tired legs…) πŸ˜•

    (Also, from what I remember Tissington is just an ice-cream / tea & coffee hatch).

    Feel free to tell me to guff awf. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon andyfla
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    Sorry I have been silently following the post along and cant make this weekend as it is the mother in laws 80th and apparently my presence is required,
    Any one fancy another go later in the spring/summer ?

    edlong
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    @andyfla

    Yep, I’m in a similar boat in that me and mine were well up for this in principle but the date doesn’t work with other commitments now. I’d be up for another one, another time.

    Duane…
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    Parent and kids ride? I’m keen, but not sure my dad will be, he’s got dodgy joints and doesn’t have a bike..

    @junkyard no worries I was just checking πŸ™‚

    My boys are up for it – as long as its not as muddy as the 20 miles they did a couple of weeks ago . . .

    Cant see what they were complaining about myself πŸ˜€

    richpips
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    richpips…

    So, are we all riding just the Tissington out – Tissington back route…?
    (ie: Anyone looping via the High Peak ?)

    Just wondering if I might (at this ridiculously late stage) suggest riding out from, & back to Tissington, as the finish would be pretty much a gentle 10 miles downhill.
    (5 & 7yr old tired legs…)

    (Also, from what I remember Tissington is just an ice-cream / tea & coffee hatch).

    Feel free to tell me to guff awf.

    Let’s see who turns up on the day I reckon.

    If there are just a few of us we’ll default to the rider of least ability.

    I’m hoping there’ll be enough folk for an easy and not quite so easy group.

    Oh and Mothers are welcome hence the post title. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon dawson
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    I’d just planned to do the out-and-back with my 2.

    Are we sticking to meeting at Parsley Hay?

    richpips
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    Yep, Parsley Hey at 10am.

    richpips
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    Latest weather forecast via the bbc is for Rain and a Temperature of 3 degrees.

    I am tempted to postpone for another day.

    What do you all reckon?

    Premier Icon dawson
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    agreed – postpone it for a month or so – not really fair on the kids!

    richpips
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    OK ride for Sunday is cancelled.

    I’ve mailed those of you who have an email in your profile.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Good call Rich.
    Be looking forward to the next chance we get.
    Cheers.

    Good call, the idea is to get them into riding after all and not to put them off πŸ™‚

    rogerthecat
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    Good shout Rich, the younger ones need to have fun not endure hypothermia!
    May see you in the Woodbine before next month.

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