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Topic: Ely-Cambridge-Ely 31-May-15
Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Subject: Ely-Cambridge-Ely 31-May-15
Date Posted: 15 May 2015 at 8:24pm
Starting point will be:
Near to Price Bailey building
Ely Car Park (quite near Cathedral),
off Broad Street,
Post Code CB7 4GE

Time: 09:00am
Date: 31-May-15

This car park is large and free. All welcome on the ride.
 
Map here:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z6oRe6P99rfo.kuJF-BD1RMng" rel="nofollow - https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z6oRe6P99rfo.kuJF-BD1RMng
 
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z6oRe6P99rfo.kuJF-BD1RMng



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Posted By: cookie32
Date Posted: 18 May 2015 at 9:47am
The Sunday Recumbent Ride Party (SRRP) approves this message, lmao. I can't wait, we packing a lunch or stopping for something in Cambridg?


Posted By: cookie32
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 3:56pm

Weather isn't looking to great for Sunday. I'll be there but looking for a show of hands if anyone else is going?
 
David has pulled out due to his accident last month and the advice he got from his doctor to pull back a bit on the riding.


Posted By: atlas_shrugged
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 7:30pm
I will be along. We will be passing the Fort St George in Cambridge and 5 miles from Anywhere in Upware but if folks also want to bring their lunch or buy when we stop then they have the option.
 
Phone 07720-598269 if anyone needs last minute directions.
 


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 29 May 2015 at 9:43pm
I'd like to come and play at one of these but can't make this week unfortunately...

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Posted By: cookie32
Date Posted: 01 June 2015 at 6:19pm
I was worried no one was going to show up but to my surprise Brian was fixing a leak when I arrived.(He organised the ride so I expect him there) To my surprise Brian wasn't in his Evo-k. Turns out it had a unfortunate tussle with his carport. He was on a new Bacchetta Giro 700. We were joined shortly by John and Mark, turns out John had a slow leak as well. I didn't get my pre-ride video with the camera because we were repairing leaks.
John's leak would come back to haunt us about 5 miles into the ride. The patch job didn't fix the leak and he didn't have a spare tube so he choose to turn back  home. Which was just after we had repaired Brian's second puncture/pinch. After that it was smooth sailing until we'd had a pint and recovered a bit in Cambridge. We came out to set off and Brian had another puncture, so after a short walk/ride to Halfords we were ready for the road again. The rest of the ride was uneventful except for the weather turning a bit worse on us. All in all a Sunday well spent, thanks for watching.
 
https://www.youtube.com/embed/35LWXx4G1ZQ" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/embed/35LWXx4G1ZQ


Posted By: Elydave
Date Posted: 27 September 2015 at 9:14am
Any plans for any more?

I'm just outside Ely and would welcome the odd recumbent group ride rather than solo all the time.

Currently on an ICE B2, but on the lookout for a twin 700C bike.

I also need a group that's happy to stop briefly every 45 mins or so, as I'm a T1 diabetic and neeed to periodically check blood sugars during exercise.

Cheers, Dave


Posted By: cookie32
Date Posted: 03 October 2015 at 7:31pm
Time to hit the road again. We're headed to Oxborough to enjoy a nice meal and a pint or two at the Bedingfeld Arms. While we're there we'll also make time for anyone interested seeing Oxborough Hall. I'm not sure about the weather just yet. Looks like rain is in the forecast at the moment, but it's a bit early to be sure. Long as steady showers aren't expected the ride will be a go. We'll be setting off from Angel's Café in Mildenhall and parking is free and unlimited for those who may need to drive. We'll meet for 0830 when the café opens for a hot drink before setting off. All the important details are below, if I've missed anything please let me know.

Route: http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/3293021-80km-50-mile-loop-mildenhall-oxborough/" rel="nofollow - - http://www.bedingfeldarms.co.uk/

point of interest: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall/" rel="nofollow - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburgh-hall/  there is a fee to enter the Hall grounds
     http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/oxboroughcofe/oxboroughcofe.htm" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: cookie32
Date Posted: 03 October 2015 at 7:35pm
Originally posted by Elydave Elydave wrote:

Any plans for any more?

I'm just outside Ely and would welcome the odd recumbent group ride rather than solo all the time.

Currently on an ICE B2, but on the lookout for a twin 700C bike.

I also need a group that's happy to stop briefly every 45 mins or so, as I'm a T1 diabetic and neeed to periodically check blood sugars during exercise.

Cheers, Dave
 
Please feel free to join us. We have no problem stopping, we typically do every 8 to 10 miles for various reason anyway.
 
Will


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 03 October 2015 at 10:35pm
Looks a nice ride! I'll keep an eye on the weather...

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Posted By: cookie32
Date Posted: 07 October 2015 at 5:15pm
Lucky us, looks like the weather Gods have seen fit to throw a high pressure system right in the middle of what's left of hurricane Joaquin. Splitting it right down the middle and leaving us with a nice Autumn day.
I'd like to encourage every that's on the fence about joining this ride to come out. This will probably be the last nice ride weather wise before the cold sets in and the clocks rollback. This ride is a fair distance but as flat as they come.
Jon and Brian are in, turns out it's Dave's birthday so he's out. Robert said he'd be driving in from Mowbray and Alan is a maybe. Decent size group, anyway back to the point don't miss out, you'll regret it.

Will


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 07 October 2015 at 5:28pm
I'm still hoping to come along. 

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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 07 October 2015 at 11:13pm
I have just spotted a remarkable coincidence...
Every year on or around my birthday I like to ride my age in miles... A silly little thing I've been doing for several years now. I always say that when I'm 99 I'm going to switch to KMs... Big smile
 
Anyway, next Tuesday I will be 53.
If I've got the sums correct this ride is 52.7 miles.
 
So I may need to ride round the block a couple of times.
Big smile
 


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Posted By: Elydave
Date Posted: 08 October 2015 at 4:18pm
Looks good, will try and get there, but domestic arrangements for sunday currently uncertain


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 08 October 2015 at 6:52pm
I have permission to attend, but need to do some work on the velo first, i was going to ride down and back home, but maybe not, although i would like to do an imperial century so may abandon the car en-route!


Posted By: Yanto
Date Posted: 09 October 2015 at 3:00pm
Having just looked closer at the logistics i've decided to give it a miss.

Hope you all have a good ride!


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 09 October 2015 at 3:59pm
I've just put 3 new tyres on the Catrike which would seem to be the best tool for this job... I think the Stelvios that were on it were probably original from 2006!
They were ok but lots of cracks. Now got Kojaks on the front and a Durano on the back...
 
 


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Posted By: cookie32
Date Posted: 09 October 2015 at 5:44pm
Love Kojaks, they're are great tyres.

Sorry you can't make it Yanto there will be more.


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 09 October 2015 at 6:22pm
Not a lot of choice in 16" now really - The rear is a slightly odd size as well... 451

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Posted By: Elydave
Date Posted: 10 October 2015 at 5:29pm
I think I'm going to cry off tomorrow, my left knee is giving me gyp after an ultramarathon three weeks ago, don't think it will be happy with 3-4 hours on the bike, even the recumbent.

Seems I need a bit more tiem to recover these days


Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 11 October 2015 at 6:55pm
Many thanks Will!! Really nice ride...
 
Sunday 25th looks doable for me if anybody would like to see some of the roads around here - Probably out over Ivinghoe Beacon... There will be some hills (but lots of down as well as up... ) Big smile


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Posted By: AlanGoodman
Date Posted: 12 October 2015 at 9:35am
Looking at something like this for the 25th... https://www.strava.com/routes/3490585" rel="nofollow - https://www.strava.com/routes/3490585
 
Fairly lumpy but some nice scenery and mostly quiet roads...
Probably a few locals from the Hemel Cycling Facebook group - mostly on upwrongs as they haven't been converted yet!


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Posted By: cookie32
Date Posted: 13 October 2015 at 4:38pm
What a group. Alan, Rob, Rich drove in from a far distance to join Jon, Brian, Shahbaz and I. Marco joined us enroute just before we reached Oxborough. This is the largest group we've had and they picked the perfect ride to show up. Every mile seemed to raise the temperature outside and the laughs amongst the group. Rich even afforded us a laugh as a pretty lady said hello he saw fit to lay his bike on its side. I think I'll find a better place to stop for a snack next time we head out this way. They were friendly but we had to sit outside due to booking and the prices were a touch high. We were blessed with long straight roads on the way back home along with beautiful weather. Hats off to Shahbaz for taking his first ride of the year on a DF and doing 55 miles. Thanks again to Rob, Alan,and Rich for driving in and everyone else for attending.

https://youtu.be/BlrNU7RQpME



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