- London to Brighton offroad roll-call
I’ve got a cx bike but my bro and mate are on mtb so I’d just be hanging round for them. Plus it’s a charity ride so should be enjoyable first off. Although their cheating me by using their hardtails and not their fs bikes! Just gonna lock the shock and brain out. Might take my dropper off though!Posted 4 years ago
I’m doing it. Riding my blinged up 150mm FS trail bike. I say “blinged up”, it’s very black and gold. A mate of mine describes it as “looking like I’ve crashed into Elizabeth Dukes and things have stuck to it”.
Starting at 7am hopefully with 4 others riding a mix of hardtails, full sus and 29ers.
Think I’ll be taking my Gore Phantom jacket, zip off sleeves being very handy for tomorrow’s weather.Posted 4 years ago
I’ll be there – hoping for no rain – weather looks a bit changeable.
Riding solo, on a white Stumpy FSR – hard tyres, suspension locked out.
Looking to start early doors with minimal stops.
Currently deliberating how much to wear given that it will be chilly in the morning but will warm up, and might rain.Posted 4 years ago
I really want to ride without a back-pack but given that I’m on my own and can’t share tools around and that I’ll be 75 miles from home I think I need to.
Im there! on a canyon strive full susser with 160mm travel!
overkill yes, only bike yes, good cause yes! Just hope I make it.
usually ride flats but thinking SPD for peddle efficiency? what are others riding/advise? I usually ride flats on the trails so not used to spd on trails but guessing there is more flat and uphill than down and nothing too gnarly?Posted 4 years ago
how did people get on?
I set off with the second tranche and despite going the wrong way twice, managed to clear most people after about 30 miles by putting a bit of effort in. dug deep on the Downs Link to make it interesting then nearly died on Beeding Hill at the end – what a horrible horrible climb.
finished at 13:20 after just over six hours with a couple of stops for food and water.
really chuffed with the time as I was putting out a higher heart rate than normal (150rpm, zone 4.1) for the whole time which I’ve never experienced before… and the fact that I raised over £1,200.
ride here – http://www.strava.com/activities/83911150Posted 4 years ago
Good day out. 8 hrs 18 mins for our group. By far the furthest i have ridden. I had some difficult moments but managed to pull through to the end and I’m quite pleased with myself!
Well done Brakes. Great time. Thanks to Gee for the route marking. Best organised event I have ridden.Posted 4 years ago
Where did you get lost?
I ended up in the grounds of Ham House somehow, but managed to work my way out and round.Posted 4 years ago
And then just missed a left turn in suburbia after about 15 miles or so because I wasn’t paying attention and had to double back when I reached a junction with no signs.
My stupid fault, not yours. 😀agg25Member
Well that was a little bit tough. Good weather and not much mud, so pretty ideal conditions. I almost had a heart attack when I realised I’d not yet put the cleats on my new shoes! Had to ask about 100 people if anyone had one before someone suggested the bike hire guy who had one set left woohoo! Set off at 8, and apart from an encounter with a bunch of thorns had a good run. Props to the couple of guys I saw riding it on single speed fat bikes. Massage was so good at the end almost fell asleep :-). Ended up crossing the line in 6 hrs 5 min.Posted 4 years ago
6hrs 45 here, including 2 punctures, within 2 miles, so I guess about 6hrs 20 in total. The 2 punctures were demoralising so close together, but what can you do.
It was a good event again this year, shame about the bike thefts, but hopefully they’ll do something about that next year.Posted 4 years ago
Typo. Theft..sorry. Well, at least only one that I know of… maybe more. I witnessed some hoodied bloke run off with a nice specialized at the finish line, he ran off with it, hopped on it and was away before I could catch him. Police couldn’t do much.
I asked the BHF to announce to everyone over the tannoy to keep an eye on their bikes, but they didn’t as far as I know. There was a bike theft last year as well.
People finish, put their bikes down and turn their backs, and some little scrote rides off on their bike. 🙁
I’ve emailed the BHF and said that next year they should put a warning in their info pack to not leave your bike unnatended at the event.
This was last years.Posted 4 years agoSteelsrealSubscriber
When i finsihed the very shouty man on the PA was reminding people every couple of minutes. I finsihed at about 5ish so there were plenty of people aropund in the mizzle!
Discovered changing your elixir pads the morning of the ride may result in a draggy back brake that you do not notice until the end! Wondered why i struggled getting a rhythm on the downs link!!(that is my official excuse and i am sticking to it!)Posted 4 years agosingletracksurferSubscriber
there was some security on this year to keep an eye out, after last years bike theft, but I guess with 3,000 bikes coming and going… 🙁
Changing Avid pads is a ‘mare at the best of times. I almost enjoy the first bike of the Downs Link, but then it does drag on. Chasing and weaving between riders helps.Posted 4 years ago
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