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  • Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Looks quite interesting that.

    Hmmm, I wonder if I could coble a team together…

    I think the Beach race sold out in three days.
    Don’t hang about.
    You can enter a team now, then add or change the names later if you want to be sure of getting a place, but haven’t recruited a partner or full team yet.

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    The beach race was great fun, this should be good too.
    Mrs MTG and myself have entered as a mixed pair.
    With a combined age of 104 and Mrs MTG having almost no experience of racing, I would imagine Team Vegan Cyclists will be well down the field.

    mtbmatt
    Member

    Pairs places are going very quickly. At this rate they will sell out fairly soon.
    The course is ace. Lots of very fun singletrack, but its smooth and fast so CX bikes will be fine.

    Anyone who enjoyed the riding at Battle on the Beach will enjoy the course for Tide to Tide. Its essentially more of the same, but a little more compact and shorter time/distance.

    shindiggy
    Member

    Just bought a pairs, but will prob ride it solo with two different bikes 🙂

    bruceonabike
    Member

    Not sure how much I want saltwater and sand in my gears. Any clues on the course route?

    mtbmatt
    Member

    8km loop. 90% woodland, 10% beach/sand, but not your standard loose beach. It is more akin to riding on tarmac.
    Very close to Pendine where the land speed records were held and where Guy Martin set his speed record.

    Those who rode BOTB can probably say what it was like – although there was a killer headwind that day! 🙂

    Don’t worry about the sand and salt water, the damp sand is so hard packed it’s almost like riding on the road.
    Even a mid pack single speeder like me, working in a bunch, could maintain 24km in to a headwind.
    I wouldn’t do that if it was soft sand.

    pete68
    Member

    Me and Mrs Pete are in the pairs. Looking forward to doing a new event. Didn’t do botb as I didn’t know anything about it til too late.

    Premier Icon FOG
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    Years ago I used to do motorbike beach racing, not Weston, more like speedway on sand so on hard packed beaches. I used to keep a special chain to use on the beach and clean it as soon as I got home. One week I was so knackered I just put the bike away without washing it.Expensive mistake, drive train shot, brake pads stuck to discs, cables contaminated, don’t underestimate the destructive power of salty, sand water!

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Me and PlacidCasual are in and are looking forward to well down the standings in Pairs.

    Mbnut
    Member

    Is there an age restriction, I would like to enter with my 14 year son?

    How hilly is it?

    Cheers

    Mbnut
    Member

    A quick response from Matt… thanks.

    We are booked, looking forward to making a top weekend of it.

    pop larkin
    Member

    Back of the pack are in!

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