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  • I’m taking my cowbell and making loads of noise. Not sure about a cycling cap too, might leave that one at home.

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    We’ll be watching from near the top of the Cote de Greetland

    Ooo, snap, see you there, I’m the beardy git in a Star Wheelers top with an excitable 6yo boy. Tell you what, I’ll take an old rim to hit too, we can make a stand in case any stuffy old roadies tell us off for breaching one of their their unfathomable arbitrary rules.

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    I’ll have two 6 year old boys in tow. See you there!

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    yes that is quite appropriate, as is shouting allezallezallezlallezallezallezallezallez 🙂

    I am still waiting to see if any of the roadside responses really rise above polite claps and the odd ‘go-on-lads’. This is Britain afterall.

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    I’m wondering if in lieu of a cowbell, will it be acceptable to take an old wheel rim and let my son and nephew smack the hell out of it? We’ll be watching from near the top of the Cote de Greetland (climb to m62 before Huddersfield)

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    No stupid outfits and running along side riders then?

    Is there a reason why you cant just use cowbells?

    Is there a reason why you cant just use cowbells?

    Because we’re not in the Alps with plentifull access to cowbells?

    Pieface
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    I fully intend to be the annoying twunt running alongside them shouting allezallezallezallezallezallezallez painted completely yellow on Cotes du Butterubs

    My daughter will have a hand pumped air horn.

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    I am still waiting to see if any of the roadside responses really rise above polite claps and the odd ‘go-on-lads’. This is Britain afterall

    There was cheering last time I saw it in the UK. Not bad for the South of England.

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    I’ll be adopting the francophile approach, spray tanning myself so i look like mahogany, then running alongside them in my budgie smugglers

    Hellloooooo laydeez 😀

    lemonysam
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    I’ll be adopting the francophile approach, spray tanning myself so i look like mahogany, then running alongside them in my budgie smugglers

    You’ve bought a papier mache wild boar specially I hope?

    Or perhaps something more yorkshire, a large white?

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    I’ll be adopting the francophile approach, spray tanning myself so i look like mahogany, then running alongside them in my budgie smugglers

    I managed to get hold the CCTV from your practice lap round Rammy last night

    spray tanning myself so i look like mahogany, then running alongside them in my budgie smugglers

    I thought that was a recognised pulling technique in Cheshire?

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    Abigale has got her air horn out for the Cote de Midhopestones. Ive made Katie put the water pistol back but cant argue with her logic that anyone clad in lycra deserves to be sprayed.

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    Is there a reason why you cant just use cowbells?

    Because I don’t have one but I do have an old rim and a spanner

    LS
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    Quite glad now that I picked up a stash of Shimano cowbells from the World CX champs. I can’t stand hearing them when I’m racing myself but if they add to the atmosphere this weekend, what the hell 😀

    I got a cowbell from the singletrack online shop – think it was about £4.99 but they dont have them now…

    scuttler
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    Flip – nearly forgot about my cowbell (fist sized, not bag sized…). Now I’ve dug it out so good to go. Any other considerations?

    For those up Holme Moss don’t forget your binoculars to see them come up the valley and in case you’re miles from the roadside.

    Camera, sommat to sit on, sommat to eat, brolly for the expected showers, portable DAB radio assuming 5Live/SportsXtra are broadcasting (line of site to Holme Moss…), mankini, white rose flag.

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