Suggests for celebrating the big 40….
Hi All,Posted 7 years ago
I just wondered what some of things the STW massive have done to celebrate this depressing birthday…
A friend from work and I are planning a weekend away to celebrate our respective 40ths and we're a bit stuck as to where/what to do. She's not particularly fit and likes horse riding whereas I'm happier on a bike although I can ride.
We originally planned a New York break but we seem to have moved on to the idea of a multi activity weekend probably in Wales.
Any ideas/recommendations or suggestions will be considered (even if it's only briefly).
she just blasted me with an entire black forest gateau.
What a waste. 🙁
Don't have a do in the upstairs room of a pub in Kentish Town with a load of really boring Middle Englanders like my mate did last weekend.
I kept thinking 'Jeeze, is this what it's like to be middle aged?' Very depressing… 🙁Posted 7 years agobrooessMember
Throw yourself at it with abandon. You can't do owt about age so just have a party!Posted 7 years ago
If the weather can be relied on I can heartily recommend Pembrokeshire for beautiful scenery. Lots of activity type stuff to do for all sorts of people. Go and speak to TYF in St Davids – sea kayaking, coasteering etc. Stunning beaches, unspoilt, great pubs. Great place away for a weekendmastiles_fanylionMember
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I fulfilled a life's ambition by having a huge custard pie fight. It was hilarious. My sister arrived while I was setting up the barby and she just blasted me with an entire black forest gateau.
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awesome!!!!Posted 7 years agogeoffjSubscriber
Go and speak to TYF in St Davids – sea kayaking, coasteering etc. Stunning beaches, unspoilt, great pubs. Great place away for a weekend
+1 there are also quite a few horse riding places nearby.
For my 40th (next year) I'm going to learn to surf at Whitesands Bay, St DavidsPosted 7 years ago
This is what I did.
Hired a Gixer thou' and spend a week having a fantastic time over the first week in June, TT week.
Saw 160+ on the clock.
Plenty of XC riding and horsey stuff too.
PS – I note that the cones both start & finish in ever encroaching places now were it once stated at the hairpin and again after the CNB pub.Posted 7 years agoNickSubscriber
On my 40th my brother is coming up, we're going to watch England lose against Algeria in the pub then in the morning we're going to ride 40 miles across Shropshire's finest trails to meet my wife and mother for lunch somewhere in the Church Stretton/Bishops Castle area before being taken home again.
Then a few weeks later, with another friend who is also 40 this year, a bunch of us are going to North Wales waterskiing, walking, mtbing and drinking, just like we used to do for years and years before we were married and kids came along.Posted 7 years ago
Don't know about anyone else, but doing things like riding and mtn biking and generally having an adventure, and the alcohol takes a very back seat to the doing. It always seems a waste of time afterwards as the recovery period really impacts into the doing and the enjoyment the next day and the day after.
You can be drunk any old day in any old town, why pi££ it all up the wall on your 40th? Such a criminal waste of an opportunity IMHO.Posted 7 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
My 40th was celebrated with a mate on a ride around Rivington Pike, and then a party a few weeks later. Was going to get a trip in to ride up Ventoux this summer, but ill health has fücked that plan up (again).
If you want the weekend away thing, then have a look here: http://www.activity-centre.com/ . The ghyll scrambling is superb.
It is in the Lakes, near Keswick, I've been there nearly every year since 1995 on an annual activity holiday with a group of kids with diabetes, really rate the place, nice pub up the road or they do have a bar on site, flexible opening though, depends upon what groups they have in.Posted 7 years agoisnillocMember
barcelona was mentioned 3 times so ill pip in with a fact:
Barcelona has 3 national parks within its borders, the closest:-
Collserola is within spitting distance from the centre and includes hundreds of MILES of singletracks and fire roads….
You can just cycle from your hotel and have a blast. Maps are available 10 euros or get a guide for about 15-30 euros.
Singtrack ride in the afternoon,Posted 7 years ago
hedonistic chaos in the evening
swim in the med for breakfast.
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