Anyone else do it? I did the 78miler – cracking route, gorgeous weather, a bit grippy but felt great, in fact felt best I’ve done on a bike for 20 years.Posted 8 years ago
Had something else on. Still did a hundred miles though.Posted 8 years ago
Nah, wanted too but already signed up for sport relief.
Great day for it though.Posted 8 years ago
well done iDave. you must have had a brilliant day wish I could have done it myself.Posted 8 years ago
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I know it’s not a ‘race’, but Mrs iDave has only owned a bike for 4 weeks and was the 10th fastest woman round the 47 mile route.
good stuff. done the cheshire cat once a couple of years ago, i enjoyed it. (i did the 104 route) after mow cop and a couple of other climbs in the first 30 miles or so its pretty flat and fastPosted 8 years ago
It’s not been the same since they changed the course in 2010. Much more challenging before that 🙁Posted 8 years ago
Still looks a nnice day out, mind.
Have they managed to reduce the amount of queuing / waiting at the start and finish this year ? The organisation at the start and finish was poor last year so I wasn’t in a rush to repeat it.Posted 8 years ago
I did it a few years ago, nice day out but personally I think the commercial sportives are really expensive. It’s nearly £30 per person isn’t it?? To ride on public roads with only a timing chip, bit of food and thin energy drink and cheap medal to show for it.
Similar events organised by cycle clubs, reliability rides, Audax are all very similar events at fractions of the price.Posted 8 years ago
There was no queue to start, I set off with 4 other blokes, seemed very well organised. I did it as part of my job. No complaints apart from the number of selfish bastards who drop gel sachets.Posted 8 years ago
no queue to start
Wow, what time did you start ?Posted 8 years ago
I’d be tempted to give it another go next year if they’ve improved the start. Last year I must have spent the best part of an hour shuffling along just to get through the start timing gate (but still enjoyed the ride)
I did it, the first 40 miles were brutal but the last 60 was really good. Me and a few lads from the club got on the rivet for the last 60 miles and really hammered it out.
And I cleared Mow Cop. 😀
Posted 8 years ago
they had a staggered start system, I was to start at 10, rolled up at quarter to and set off.
Me and a few lads from the club got on the rivet for the last 60 miles and really hammered it out.
Yes, I remember passing you… 😉
I was surprised/chuffed I got up Mow Cop without a compact chainset.Posted 8 years ago
Mow Cop is a piece of p1ss really, though, isn’t it? Especially if there’s anyone outside the pub then you *have* to put on a show. The only down side is the sort of muppet who ‘tacks’ across the road repeatedly with no consideration of anyone else. Hit it, hold the line, get it bagged, get ready for Macc Forest and Swiss Hill.Posted 8 years ago
The only down side is the sort of muppet who ‘tacks’ across the road repeatedly with no consideration of anyone else.
In my case that muppet was a youth in a ford Ka burning his clutch out on the steepest bit and rolling backwards every time the handbrake came off. 😯Posted 8 years ago
iDave you were about 7 mins faster than me, I’m blaming wine somehow. We should’ve ridden it together… reckon we’d have knocked a fair bit of time off if we’d shared the work!
There are a few silly fast times though!Posted 8 years ago
There are about 10-12 totally unfeasible times, I expect they got sick or something and returned to base early.
I only had someone to ride with for about 5 miles, and it definitely helped. I think a lower gear would have been better to spin up the hills too. Or more fitness maybe.
You can’t blame wine unless you drank more than me, which you didn’tPosted 8 years ago
Let’s knock off the first 9 times… so you came in 17th and me 27th.
If wine’s out.. I blame smoking then.Posted 8 years ago
iDave – Member
Anyone else do it?
no, but i do drink it:
lovely stuff!Posted 8 years ago
From the times I saw I’d knock off anything below the chap who did 3’33”
So I came 14th (yes folks, I know it’s not a race)Posted 8 years ago
I’m thinking of doing the Motion in Mercia one, without wine.Posted 8 years ago
I was with you there until the no wine thing….Posted 8 years ago
A little less wine? And more carbs?Posted 8 years ago
more carbs = bad
I might be free that day. Will consider options.Posted 8 years ago
Cool let me know. I’m going for the 90 miler with a pocket full of pork pies.Posted 8 years ago
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