Chilterns Challenge (100km)

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  • Chilterns Challenge (100km)
  • It’s not been mentioned on here yet, but it should be a great day out in the Chilterns singletrack, next Saturday (16th July).

    http://www.roughrideguide.co.uk/mtbike/2010/07/chilterns-challenge-woodcote-nr-reading-berksoxon/

    monday morning bump πŸ™‚

    anyone on here doing it?

    (this Saturday now)

    soobalias
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    I think i did this when it was a BHF ride, really great routes round there.

    Will call a few people this week and see if we can get out on saturday

    That’s right SB, it’s virtually the same as the BHF one from 2 years ago.

    Only 1 rider didn’t like the route – a roadie’s first time off road, and he didn’t like all the singletrack!! πŸ˜•

    soobalias
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    even the guy who broke his arm/elbow enjoyed the 15ish miles he rode

    the blood poisioning and three days in hospital were less good tho, so i doubt his missus will let him come out to play!

    owwww. Was he the one who hit a speed (j)bump in the road and the First aiders couldn’t find him?

    anyone (else) up for the full 100km?

    soobalias
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    yeah that was him.

    on a positive note our group raised in excess of Β£50 per mile ridden for BHF

    ssnowman
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    I’m going to give it a go, sounds really good.

    wow that’s some expensive pedalling soobalias, well done.
    You going to do the 100km ssnowman?

    must be someone else up for doing the full 100km!!

    Premier Icon mtbfix
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    Assuming no rain between now and then and the trails should be fit and proper for everyone.

    yeah, was out earlier and they are all fine, even after the deluge over the weekend.

    slimjim78
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    sounds great, im very tempted to give it a try as been meaning to try the chilterns for a while.

    50 or 75km for me, but time permitting would be up for the 100.

    slimjim78
    Member

    yeah, was out earlier and they are all fine, even after the deluge over the weekend.

    STS, could you give me the low down on the best places to head for a run in the Chilterns?

    A run or cycle?

    You’ll discover some great routes on the event. Also, i’ve got a good winter ride I do that passes through Henley (train station there). Where are you from?

    slimjim78
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    From Horsell/Chertsey/Heathrow area.(30mins away roughly)

    Would be looking to ride the chilterns (although running is another fave activity).

    Premier Icon Straightliner
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    I’ve just entered and will be in for the 100km option.

    You get all 4 route maps when you enter the event, which has lots of lovely trails on it.

    If you want more, including a good winter ride e-mail or corner me at the event and i’ll happily help πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    This looks good. Been looking to do a decent longish ride soon. Double check my weekend manoeuvres before signing up..

    slimjim78
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    but with a tag name like yours – mine should actually read ”singletrackplodderwithoccasionalbreathlessnessandinabilitytochoosealinewithoutfaliingoff”

    will this hold me back?

    ha ha, no I think the chilterns is great for all abilities. It gets harder the faster you ride it (singletrack). It’s not too hilly, but enough to get you breathless πŸ˜‰

    I used to surf as well, hence ‘surfer’ before I moved away from the see πŸ˜₯ Although I like to think I carve the singletrack trails too.

    nsaints
    Member

    well i had entered – but then I broke my collarbone – pah πŸ™

    slimjim78
    Member

    ill be signing up STS, so will pop over and say hi on saturday (somehow?)

    e-mail me if you like and i can send you gpx files if they’re any use?

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    My local-ish area! Lovely. Mrs is in that London on Saturday so sadly it will just be me. Still recovering from an ankle operation so will be slower than ever and probably only good for the 75k at best but will be there.

    singletracksurfer will try and say hello. I’m the fat old bloke on a black Cotic Soul if you fly past me.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    PS Mr singletracksurfer – where’s best to park up please?

    slimjim78
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    oneoneorange, im also keen to buy a Soul so happy to hook up and test out just how slow you are?

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    No problems slimjim – I start off OK-ish but then seem to burn out pretty quickly at present. Not sure what time I’ll get there but will aim for 9ish. What bike are you on / descrption and I’ll look out for you.

    rob2
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    Park in woodcote, loads of room.

    Plus (blatant plug) come to my cafe in Cholsey after (5 mins from woodcote) for cake and coffee and flapjacks! πŸ˜€

    And we have mtb mags in the shop πŸ™‚

    slimjim78
    Member

    will be on either silver Cannondale hardtail or pink On-One inbred.

    I have 3/4 length tattoo’ed arms and pink/green/black Fox helmet (not much hair under it!)

    and you?

    slimjim78
    Member

    Cake? Done.

    yeah parking at the venue or roadside nearby.
    rob do you (or your better half) know will & rosie rand? they mentioned some friends had opened up a cafe in cholsey.

    oh my soul’s are popular. I’ve got a blue (re-spray) one πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Blimey. I thought I had pretty much the only Soul in the Chilterns, I never see another. Hmmm blue eh? Look forward to seeing that.

    Thanks surfer. Yes indeed, cake?!

    slimjim – black helmet, brown Lezne hydration pack, no tattoos, fat and old (I note the 78 in your name, I’m way older than that) no hair. An unbeatable combination!

    Will be wearing whatever shirt falls out of the drawer on the day.

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    Forecast is a bit pants for the weekend..

    flybywire
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    It’ll be a good’un this.. did a rece’ yesterday evening with a colleague who lives in Goring & knows the area well. nice singletrack and fast double track.

    apparently some films at the finish

    only light showers (at times) are forecast and the trails are ok now, so shouldn’t be a problem.

    slimjim78
    Member

    apparently some films at the finish

    Transformers 3?

    Looking forward to hitting these trails.

    slimjim78
    Member

    BTW, im hoping to have recovered from cold/chest infection by saturday (as im training for a half marathon too) , can I sign up on the day of the event just in case im not fully recovered?

    MTB films – so you can see how you should have been riding the trails πŸ˜‰

    Signing in on the day is allowed, but beforehand is encouraged so you can have your own custom rider no. plate and make sure there are enough refreshments.

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