UN-cancelled Hell of Easter Part1 - A little bit peaky -
8:15 Fri, 25 Mar 2016
Duration: 7hr 30
This one reinstated...steady 100 miler with coffee and food stops where appropriate.
Not intending to have huge lunchstop.
Steady pace riding as a group, no drops.
...bit of an 'in-betweener'
Hi Trio. Glad you are taking it. Do you need the GPX?
21:28 Sat, 19 Mar 2016
Hi Russ, downloaded the one from your initial ride..is that one OK?
7:53 Sun, 20 Mar 2016
Hi Trio . No worries. There are not a lot of places for short stops but on previous occasions we stopped at a cracking pub called the Raddle. It's about halfway. There is however a nice cafe before this just before you turn of the Leek road.
10:22 Sun, 20 Mar 2016
Sounds good. I'll be tight for time on this - any chance of an earlier start?
13:04 Tue, 22 Mar 2016
In case it's not on your radar, there's a very nice cafe (Cobwebs) in Abbots Bromley - on Goose Lane, about 100 yards off the plotted route. (It appears on the Google map as "High Ash Country Store" - the cafe is in the same courtyard.) Limited options for savoury food, but good coffee and an awesome selection of cakes.
13:28 Tue, 22 Mar 2016
@Russ and Richard..thanks for the tips I'll check them out.
8:22 Wed, 23 Mar 2016
@ Neil...bit tight at my end..got to feed the dog and cat, get the chickens up, walk the dog, get ready and come over from Sherwood...the ride will be a relief..
8:23 Wed, 23 Mar 2016
put the dog in your pannier, sorted!
9:40 Wed, 23 Mar 2016
No problem Trio. If we keep to the timings I should be fine.
11:21 Wed, 23 Mar 2016
..not sure I should be taking guidance on domestic stuff from Sally...!
11:36 Wed, 23 Mar 2016
I 'm hoping to come along, watching weather forecast, Friday still looking best chance of getting out this weekend
12:10 Wed, 23 Mar 2016
I'll join you. Will definitely need a caffeine top up at some point though.
18:44 Wed, 23 Mar 2016
Might join you for the second half - is the route anticlockwise? ie coming back along south side of Derby?
14:10 Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Hi Catherine, you are correct...great if you can join us.
Are you doing the gpx thing yet?
15:07 Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Ok..I'm back in. One of my "team" for the Easter Arrow as dropped out at the last minute. With only two of us left we don't count as a team any more so no point wasting the time and money. I will see you guys in the morning. Looking forward to lunch at the Raddle.
20:19 Thu, 24 Mar 2016
I've downloaded the route to my Garmin but can't find it, what name does it come up as?
20:50 Thu, 24 Mar 2016
I'm not using Garmin, but download is 2707.gpx
21:12 Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Yeah, the thing is you can change the name of a Garmin file, but the actual name of the course is stored within it somewhere, sometimes, it's a black art tbh!
21:15 Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Mine garmin came up called BCC - Hell of E
21:21 Thu, 24 Mar 2016
Thanks Andy, that's exactly what I was after, got it.
21:26 Thu, 24 Mar 2016
:-( Back out again. " days after my back op and with no prior warning, it decides to be sore today. A bit more rest required before riding me thinks. Sorry.
7:53 Fri, 25 Mar 2016
101 miles for me, totally knackered now! That pub stop options is starting the look like a good idea!
18:33 Fri, 25 Mar 2016
Great day out, thanks for uncancelling this Trio, I assume those that did Ockbrook made it :D Good LBL training
8:09 Sat, 26 Mar 2016