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PostSubject: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:15 pm

My girlfriend is organising a charity ride at her work in Filton. I have come up with a fairly flat 35 mile route out through Iron Acton, Charfield, Stone, Rockhampton and back into Filton. We are going to put up some route signage, however I could do with a few of the NBCC to be route leaders. I don't imagine there will be many more than 35-40 riding but rather than everyone going off together, i thought a few groups of 8-10 would be good.

Gem (the girlfriend) has organised some raffle prizes from Cycle Surgery top prize being a £100 voucher. there may even be some jaffa cakes afterwards.

The more the merrier, starting point will be on Golf Course Lane, near the BAE site.

If you're interested let me know,
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:24 pm

What start time are you looking at?What charity?

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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:53 pm

Start times are between 9-10,

The two charities are the Frenchay After Burns Children's Club and The Prostate Cancer Care and Research Centre
http://www.fabclub.org.uk/
http://www.bui.ac.uk/institute.html#pcc

The route is here: http://web.mac.com/darranjoseph/Photography/CharityChallengeRoute.html
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:06 pm

I'd be happy to help out.
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:29 am

I maybe able to lend a lead :-)

You got that route as a GPX ?

I'll know for sure about middle of next week if that's ok ?
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:10 pm

I would have put my name down to help but unfortunately im riding the Breast Cancer Sportive that Sunday
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:04 pm

Darren,
I have pm'd you but I hopefully can bring the van with all spares to act as back up/sweeper/assistance if you want.
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:28 pm

good point scott .. support - I normally carry enough "stuff" for 23c
failures and mishaps ... what's the position of other sizes ? I could
probaly do a 26 x 2.1" if really needed !

I have asked Joss (my boy) if he can help too - so additional 23c type
spares and maybe room for mtb sizes too !!
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:52 pm

I don't really have a lot of other kit except normal road bike stuf so could be an idea to put a box together.Maybe even a bolt for the stem in case young Will is out. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:49 pm

It may be a good idea to brief the riders on some basic kit requirements such as spare inner tube(s) basic tools, water, food etc. I'm not sure how experienced the riders are so don't want to teach granny to suck eggs.
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:23 pm

Thanks for the support guys especially Scott's support van offer, sorry for the radio silence but i've been without my laptop and had rubbish phone reception in the countryside.

The GPX is below, I take Scott's point about the route (between iron acton and charfield) however the intention is for fairly small groups to head out, thus not creating a pack of riders and silly overtaking attempts, it is also reasonably early on a sunday morning therefore even the later groups should be on the quieter part of the route by 11:00. To help some of the signage going up will also be intended for motorists indicating that there's cycling event happening.

The people riding are all fairly used to riding on the roads around Filton as many commute that way, the invite to the ride has indicated that any participant will be expected to have an understanding of easy fixes i.e. repairing a puncture or at least bringing a new tube.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/33577658

Thanks again

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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:50 pm

Right then 09:00 it is - this should be a challenge to get everything
sorted at home AND get there for 9 !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:27 pm

Ok Darren I will be there with van and pump.lol
And maybe even Cake for those who run out halfway round.

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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:36 pm

I'll be there. See you all on Sunday.
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:13 pm

Circumstances conspire against me ... I'm now
Not going to be available to help out -sorry about that Darren.
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:14 pm

I'll be there.
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:27 pm

Darren, do you need us there before 9am?
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:31 pm

if you can be at Golf Course Lane, Filton, for 9 that'll be good thanks

See you there
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:57 pm

Darren old gloucester road is shut to all traffic from trench lane to the Winterbourne/filton road.

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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:09 pm

No problem, see you there.
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:32 am

Good luck on the charity ride today guys. Sorry I can't be there to help.

All the best

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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:46 am

I hope this is going/went well. I am doing a cycling related activity even if not riding ... installing roof bars and cycle carrier bars to my new car (including doing the cutting the roof strips, never realised they had metal strips in before!) Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:27 pm

Started out grey this morning but it turned out well in the end. Best part of the ride was the bacon and egg sandwich at the Britannia Cafe on the A38 by the airport. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/108192092

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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:07 pm

Had a great time today, good pace good weather in the end, and great company, the stop at the cafe was nice break, roll on next week.
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PostSubject: Re: 21st August Ride - I would like some help   Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:09 pm

Absolutely lovely bacon sarnies,cakes at the end thanks Darren and Gemma.
As Mark showed you his I will show you mine.
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/108294678

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