PRE XMAS PARTY RIDE : rev3
8:00 Sat, 10 Dec 2016
Duration: 4hr 0
The route is now attached.
To reiterate, the route involves some bridleway sections, all passable on a road bike (in my opinion), however i would advise bringing along an extra inner tube just in case!!
Please also note that i intend this ride to be a social event not a smash fest, and we can have a quick coffee stop in Long Whatton if people so desire.
Then following the ride there will be food and drinks available back at my house (on Woodland Grove) to celebrate the start of the Xmas season.
Very generous of you Mark!
9:31 Fri, 21 Oct 2016
You aint seen the route yet..... or the food ;-)
11:09 Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Last years Route was Perfect ;-)
11:19 Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Have to be able to collect girls at 1. Then bring them to yours for party😁
19:17 Fri, 28 Oct 2016
so might i have to start an hour earlier.....
20:32 Tue, 1 Nov 2016
Are guards required?
10:25 Sun, 20 Nov 2016
Ride what you want. But if you get covered in mud you're not sitting on the sofa at mine 😀
7:07 Mon, 21 Nov 2016
p.s. what the hell is going on with your handlebars in that photo???
9:28 Tue, 22 Nov 2016
Route is now up
19:31 Thu, 1 Dec 2016
Who's coming back for food? Need to make sure we have enough food in!! 😀
And drink obvs
21:28 Sun, 4 Dec 2016
If I'm out, ill be back for food
13:13 Mon, 5 Dec 2016
I will be there!
13:59 Tue, 6 Dec 2016
Be rude not to Mark!
9:33 Wed, 7 Dec 2016
Thinking about joining you for part of it (i.e. missing out most of the off-road bits) and going to the cafe at Long Clawson with you.
If I got to the Festival at Trowell for 9am do you think that'd be about right or is that too late?
10:08 Wed, 7 Dec 2016
Sorry Mark, Cannot make it now
11:54 Wed, 7 Dec 2016
Darren - no problem... at least we can now use peppers in the food now ;-)
Jim7 - sounds ok to me however please note that I have been weather watching and am thinking that I will post up a potential alternative route depending on how bad the rain is tomorrow!!
The concept for this ride was born out of some exceptionally dry weather.... the heavy rain forecast, coupled with the general high humidity at the moment would make some of the sections perhaps slightly too exciting :-)
Watch this space
12:48 Wed, 7 Dec 2016
weather not looking so bad now!!
13:12 Wed, 7 Dec 2016
What was I thinking!?
Ignore my doubts.... of course we will ride the planned route, what could possibly go wrong....
8:53 Thu, 8 Dec 2016
a few photos from last nights final route recce
11:32 Thu, 8 Dec 2016
should be fine on saturday
Mark - Not familiar with all the off route bits but it looks like going over trowell moor. Will normal road tyres work on this route? Presumably there's nothing more extreme than what Mike's thrown at us in the past.
17:36 Thu, 8 Dec 2016
Road bikes road tyres fine.
MikeW would approve 😀
0:45 Fri, 9 Dec 2016
At least it didn't rain last night 😳
7:43 Sat, 10 Dec 2016
14:35 Sat, 10 Dec 2016
Great ride Mark, and fab food and beer afterwards. Thanks!
14:38 Sat, 10 Dec 2016
Nice to see you all at the end of the ride
15:21 Sat, 10 Dec 2016
Spot the photo bombers at the back
15:21 Sat, 10 Dec 2016
Lovely day out!
Thank you to everyone who came along, and I hope that you all enjoyed yourselves?
Same time next year then 😀
17:32 Sat, 10 Dec 2016
Thank you Mark and Rachel for a great day😊
18:01 Sat, 10 Dec 2016