Anyone going to Charlies Gravel dash at the weekend?
I’ll be on the Dash on Sunday. Rigid Niner with some gears. ChrisN on here will be joining me on his Kaff with some CX tyres.
I’m local to the north half of the course so we’ll be on the visit-as-many-pubs-just-off-route-as-possible plan, hopefully winning our beer costs back in Charlie prizes at the end of the day 😀Posted 3 years agoJohnClimberSubscriber
Heading down early Friday for an afternoon ride on Sunday’s loop on the northern section.
I’ll cowboy the Rohloff into a SS (Charlie approved) for Saturday’s ride and Gravel Dashing with gears on Sunday.
Bike = Travers Ti 29er+ Rohloff with Belt Drive.
See you down therePosted 3 years ago
What a fantastic event! Coffee and bacon sandwiches, amazing 100mile lap, stunning views, some fun descents, pint of ale at the end, a free t shirt and a burger. Can’t say fairer than that!
Massive thanks to Charlie and co and also to Paul Errington for showing me the way 🙂
GBPosted 3 years ago
prizes surely go to the third placed guy who cycled down there from Northampton, won a pair of rims which he now has strapped to either side of his front wheel ready for the return trip but had managed to rearrange his face after riding into a tree on the campsite after a few beers
We hooked up with nick after he’d punctured at the first headland, two snapped chains, two punctures, two bent mechs & a bent chainring between the three of us we still managed to get back in time for prize giving, – which was good as alan had won the fatbike category 🙂Posted 3 years ago
No tales of woe – instead a great day out. Mrs Yak and I rode together, both on singlespeeds. Bit late off the start as I’d forgotten to sign on before the briefing, but no probs. Just tapped out a steady pace all day over a lovely and varied course and came in at about 10hrs as 2nd and 3rd singlespeeders with Mrs Yak as 2nd overall female too. All good! No tales of beer though, had to get back for an early kids pick-up today. Great day out! Cheers Charlie!Posted 3 years agogirlonhersinglespeedMember
alias Mrs Yak
Awesome day out with Mr Yak. Fab selection of bikes, mainly steel, took on the challenge. Great spirit out on course.
We took the tortoise approach: started steady and stayed steady. Coffee at halfway was a saviour. Climb back from Harry’s Rocks the only pushing section.
Chuffed with the 10hr time.
Tired today.Posted 3 years agoDelSubscriber
flipping good effort from the 100 mile lot and from Charlie and his crew too.Posted 3 years ago
I was in the SS slackers lot who went for a potter across the hills via pubs, and had an excellent weekend, met some great folk, ate and drank very well indeed, and managed to catch a bit of sun in the lion beer garden at the finish of the 100.
awesome achievement for those who took part in the 100.
the chap who came first had won a 6 hour race the day before, apparently 😯
thanks to Charlie, Ian, and the other guides/hosts, and Jack and Sam for providing the enthusiasm of youth ( now shut up 😉 ).
in fact thanks everyone. top weekend. 😀DyffersMember
Great day out. Sub-9hr ride for me for something like 12th place (but it wasn’t a race 😉 )
Loads of non-technical local trails that I haven’t ridden in ages all joined up to make a great route. Lots of banter with JohnClimber, Paul on the Niner gravel racer and Chris Noble amongst others added to the fun. Being cheered into the finish by a hundred people was a nice surprise.
Had a brief discussion with Charlie at the finish about a Dash 200 route for next year… 8)Posted 3 years ago
Thoroughly enjoyable weekend, we did the SS route on the Saturday , riding along the beach was a first for me and I won a Tshirt for not being knocked off. Drank a few beers, met some very nice people, shame about the punctures but hey.. The slippery descent after Corfe castle was fun I can still feel the stinging nettles now.Posted 3 years ago
Sunday we left the gravel rashers to it and did a pub crawl, it was pretty messy by the time we got to the Red Lion.
Well done Charlie and the gang another cracking weekend to remember, thank you.luketSubscriber
Cracking weekend. I’m another who didn’t do the 100. Right now I can barely handle a quarter of that. So thanks instead Charlie and others for the two more leisurely rides, the pubs, the views, great company and the met office beating mostly sunny weather. Next year? Yes please.Posted 3 years ago
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