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Topic: Up for a ride?
Posted By: cookie32
Subject: Up for a ride?
Date Posted: 20 June 2015 at 3:28pm
Here's the map for the ride on the 28th of June. I'm going to make the Show time 0900 unless anyone has reservations, if so I'm happy to push it back 10 or 1030. I've also added a beer stop at the Elveden Inn. Something to look forward to about 32km in. The total ride is 69km/43 miles and as usual the pace will be set by the slowest rider. We're out for a good time not a fast one. Davyboy and Brian have already informed me they're coming so hopefully some others can make it. As always the ride is open to anyone wanting to join us, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Vitals
Showtime 0900 at 28 June at Angel's Café 8 Chiswick Avenue Mildenhall Bury St. Edmunds IP28 7AY which will be open for a drink or a bite before we set off
approx. 32km ride to our beer stop, I'm pretty sure they don't start serving lunch until noon so packing a snack is advisable.
37km back to our starting point



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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 29 June 2015 at 9:34pm

    Well we pulled it off again. We set out thinking we may see a little drizzling, ha were we fooled. The rain was determined to have its way, but for some reason we had are fastest group ride to date, and I wager one of the funniest as well. I was joined by Dave on his Performer, Brian on his Bacchetta Giro, and Richard on his homebuilt AZ Warrior who drove in from Derbyshire (2hrs each way) I really appreciate that. Dave ended up doing over 65 miles, and Brian road over 80 before the day was over. Well done to both of them. I'm a bit disappointed in myself. I'll have to plan the next ride a bit further away from home so I can get in some extra miles. Thanks to the rain opening up as we stopped for our pint, one pint turned into 2. No complaints there, all in all a great time, hope you can make the next one.
    I'm quite impressed with the spec of Richards (indeboat) Warrior. For the weight he got it moving quite well, well done Sir. Wish we would've seen a few more faces, but this won't be the last ride and the Mildenhall Rally will fast be upon us. Anyway I hope you enjoy the video, thanks again Rich, Dave, and Brian.

    oh yeah please like and subscribe if you enjoy the videos on youtube, thanks.

    Will
    https://youtu.be/tSceUMoR4PA" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/tSceUMoR4PA


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 02 July 2015 at 7:28pm
    Ok, this is for the ride on the 11th July. We will be riding to Nowton then back into Bury St. Edmunds for breakfast. Breakfast will be at the Station Steakhouse and Bar.
    http://www.stationsteakhouse.co.uk/" rel="nofollow - - https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing

    I'm still working on the map for the ride on the 19th which will be leaving from Ely, I'm still working on the to where?


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 06 July 2015 at 2:42pm

    Here's all the details for the 19th of Julys ride. We will be setting off from Ely. The meeting spot is a car park with free parking just below Ely Cathedral, it's the first link below. We'll be stopping at point B on the map for food and drink. It's the Bird in Hand Pub, which starts serving at noon on Sunday. I reckon we should arrive just about the time they open. We do have a second option which opens the same time but has a nice shaded seating area that's connected to the Lark River, which is Judes Ferry. I've added links for both below. I figured we could decide on the day. There is little climbing on this ride, just a lot of long flat Fen roads for the most part. Providing the winds stays down, it should be quite a nice jaunt. Hope to you see you there, as always all are welcome. As it stands there are 3 of us on the books for the ride. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
    There is also an active ride for 11th so don't get your dates mixed up.


    Vitals:
    19 JULY
    0930 SHOWTIME
    ELY CAR PARK AT CB7 4AH


    Will

    Forehill Car Park, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4AH, UK
    http://www.gkmeetandeat.co.uk/locations" rel="nofollow - http://www.gkmeetandeat.co.uk/locations ... d-beck-row

     

    http://www.judesferry.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.judesferry.com/

    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.396295,0.395295,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!6m1!1sz6oRe6P99rfo.kQrIcWem7tOU?hl=en" rel="nofollow - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.396295,0.395295,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!6m1!1sz6oRe6P99rfo.kQrIcWem7tOU?hl=en


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 12 July 2015 at 2:50pm
    Well that was a nice ride. Showed up at the rally point and Dave beat me there again. We waited for Jon to show up and he surprised us by showing up on the Lepus he has been restoring. He's done quite a good job bringing it back to life. The only regular missing was Brian, he had other entanglements. No guest riders this week.
    We headed for Nowton to cheers on Jons daughter in a 5k run she was doing. She was nice enough to relieve us of any cheering duties so we could have a hot drink and chat away. After the run we headed back into Bury for some breakfast at the Station Steakhouse, it went down a treat.
    I had a hard time editing the footage because it was so nice out. I guess that's a good problem the have. Thanks for reading and watching.
    We have a ride on the 19th leaving from Ely feel free to join us.

    https://youtu.be/o5JQ8hE9LBk" rel="nofollow -


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 16 July 2015 at 6:05am


    I'm getting anxious for this Sundays ride. Looks like the weather has improved, so we're in for warm weather with partially sunny skies with a bit of wind. Makes a change from the chance of rain it has been teasing us with all week. Anyway hope to see whomever is considering the ride, until then cheers

    Will



    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 20 July 2015 at 11:00pm

    Well another great ride in the books. I'm running out of things to say about how nice these rides are. People are going to start thinking I'm making all this stuff up, it's a good thing I've got video proof.
    I set off with wet roads underneath my tires and a light drizzle keeping me cool for the first 8 miles or so. By the time I reached Ely the rain had stopped and it was just overcast. The weatherman had forecast a sunny day with some clouds, and some winds which would come into play on our return to Ely. The weatherman got it right for once as the rest of day was lovely.
    When I got to Ely I was surprised to be the first there. I was soon joined by Brian hauling a seat which Dave has been looking forward to getting his hands on. Dave showed up and after a bit of chit-chat we were set to roll out and then John came around the corner. That was a nice surprise, and after a bit more talking we set off for Littleport. We had quite a nice pace, and as the road/traffic were playing nice we made a good 17 mile push into our ride before pulling up and dropping our feet for a few minutes which was along the river in Lakenheath. We happened to see what we suspected was an Adder along the river bank in a Blackberry bush. For those of you that don't know an Adder is the only poisonous snake native to the UK. We headed from there to Judes Ferry in West Row to collect that pint that had been calling our names since we'd set off from Ely. We had our pint along Lark River, it went down to fast. Thanks for that Dave. Back on the road to Ely and things went smooth barring a little headwind as we hit the last 8 miles or so. My right thigh didn't appreciate the extra resistance by this point I was 47 miles in to the ride and was holding back some pretty good cramps. We made it back to Ely drama free though. It was a good time so thanks John, Brian and Dave.
    I had another 14 miles to get home, and with the cramping I had to stop twice but I did it. A hard earned 67 miles my longest ride to date. Plus I can put a check mark in the metric century box. Well thanks for reading and watching hope you can join us on a ride one day.

    Will
    https://youtu.be/1A4vsw9Tb5k" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/1A4vsw9Tb5k


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 05 August 2015 at 7:52pm

    Bit of short notice I know but looks like we're off for a ride. We'll be rescuing a kids trampoline from Northwold to be convert to a Lepus seat. Jon's thinking outside the box is coming on leaps and bounds. The ride is every inch of 50 miles with a  pub stop at Oxborough for anyone who'd care to partake. Weather looks ok for the ride but may deteriorate come early afternoon, so around the time we'd be getting back. Anyway, hope you can make the ride, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Meeting at Angels Café Sunday @0800

      http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/3194688-80km-50-mile-loop-mildenhall-stoke-ferry/" rel="nofollow - http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/3194688-80km-50-mile-loop-mildenhall-stoke-ferry/



    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 17 August 2015 at 11:24am
    This Sunday's ride was a blast. Dave planned the route and Jon made some revision to it to keep us off any roads that were to busy. We met at the filling station in Kentford and left 4-deep (Jon, Dave, Brian, and I) expecting to meet a fifth enroute.
     Which came to fruition after the first climb. We were joined by Peter for the first time. He'd ridden quite a way to join up with us that morning as well, something like 15 miles. After a short introduction we were back at it. We had 3 good climbs and 3 or 4 short ones. With the highlight being our stop at the Udder room, which is really shaping up to be a diamond in rough.
     I decided to have a nice push out of Barrow and left the group which was a bad idea. We got spread out and Brian missed the turn off. I had to chase him down into Tuddenham while the others took a 1.5 mile run to our finishing point. Brian and I had to do a 4 mile loop, which is why Jon, Dave and Peter were waiting for us in the last clip.
     Special thanks to Peter and Brian for making the extra effort to join us. Good ride guys, can't wait for the next one. I'm going to recommend the ride from Ely to Cambridge.
     
    https://youtu.be/bGrw5hvByOM" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/bGrw5hvByOM
     
     


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 24 August 2015 at 12:56pm
         Hello again my fellow riders, bent and otherwise. Looks like the Mildenhall Cycling Rally has finally arrived, I wasn't sure it was coming back around on the calendar for a short time but no, here it is. I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and from the sounds of it some new ones as well. The weather looks to be in our favor at this point, no rain and in the 70's for Saturday and Sunday.

      Right let's get down to business. Saturday morning I'd like to meet up @0930 just in front of the Middle School opposite the roundabout.(I've added a link of the rally site below)Once we get the hello's out of the way we can vote on were we'd like to go. Last years ride was a mixed group of recumbents and DF's and that suits me down to the floor, the more the merrier. There will be 3 others that ride with me regularly plus a fair few who're familiar with the areas around Mildenhall. This will come in handy if the group gets spread out or we do more than one route.

      We'll follow the same criteria for Sunday, Meet up @0930 at the same spot and we can take a vote and decide where we'd like to go. Far as Monday I know most will be gone already but if anyone wants to do an early 20 or 30 before setting off I'm happy to entertain that with a nice loop around the villages.




      For all those planning on attending see you soon. For those on the fence still, don't miss out on a great time.
      http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=57%20...%2074535&st=4" rel="nofollow - - https://youtu.be/8fyOSVz41s8

      Will


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 24 August 2015 at 5:59pm
    There is a BHPC event at Stourport this weekend in a bit of an unfortunate clash with the rally... I'd really like to come to Mildenhall one of these years though!


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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 24 August 2015 at 7:16pm
    That's to bad. It would have been nice to have you there. Maybe next year, I reckon the BHPC events will always coincide with the August Bank Holiday like the Mildenhall Rally does. I'm planning on going to Hillingdon in October, so I might see you there. You can thanks Atlashruggeds persistence, lol
     
    Will


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 25 August 2015 at 12:49pm
    Definitely see you at Hillingdon as I'm organising that one... Hoping to get along to one of your rides though if I can squeeze it in between BHPC and Pedal Car events... Big smile

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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 25 August 2015 at 1:13pm
    We'll be at it all year round so I'm sure you'll get a chance eventually. The winter rides will probably be more spaced out but I know Jon, Dave, Brian, and I don't plan on stopping for the cold.


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 25 August 2015 at 1:40pm
    No worries! I ride all year round usually (not always on recumbents in the winter though). 

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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 19 September 2015 at 8:46pm
    Ok we're off again. Nice long looping route, starting in Ely to Cambridge and back to Ely. This ride will be on the 20th of Sept. If your in the area an up for a ride please feel free to join us the company is always welcome.
    http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/3274908-ely-to-cambridge-loop/" rel="nofollow -


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 22 September 2015 at 2:13am
    We did it again. Let me start by thanking Rob for driving 70 miles in from Melton Mowbray to join us. I was expecting some fog to start with but as you can see the weather looks nice from start to finish and it was exactly that. Outside of a lot of laughs and a roadside debate with a BMW M3 driver there's not a lot to report other than how wonderful the ride was. Can't wait for the next one, thanks Jon, Brian, and Robert once again.
    https://youtu.be/OnD5F048p2A" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/OnD5F048p2A


    Posted By: Yanto
    Date Posted: 22 September 2015 at 1:39pm
    I might have to join you on one of these rides, I live just north of Melton but may ride down anyway.

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    Ian, racing again No 6.


    Posted By: BigT
    Date Posted: 22 September 2015 at 10:24pm
    Ill keep an eye out for the next ride, it looks like you had great fun.


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 22 September 2015 at 10:30pm
    I'm hoping to pop along to one now the pedal car and BHPC race seasons are coming to an end... 

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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 14 October 2015 at 12:43pm
    We have another ride coming up on the 25th. It will be hosted by Alan Goodman starting at 0900. It's starting in Hemel Hempstead so those of you down South that can't make it to our rides in Suffolk here's your chance. I unfortunately can't make it but you will be in good hands. According to Alan the route is a little bumpy but there's beautiful scenery along the way. Alan has inform me he is able to adjust the route if hills will be an issue. There is plently of free parking at the meeting point, along with shops/pubs in case anyone needs to grab a snack for the road. If you need to contact Alan let me know.
    So 0900 on the 25th and here's the route.

    https://www.strava.com/routes/3490585" rel="nofollow -


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 14 October 2015 at 4:09pm
    Many thanks Will!
    I'll be at Hillingdon on Sunday of course if anybody wants any more info. 


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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 30 October 2015 at 4:50pm
    Getting in a metric century with Dave this weekend on a ride to Denver. The vitals are below if anyones interested.
    Meeting point: Isleham, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 5RY
    Sunday 1st of Nov at 0900
    Route planned
    http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/ ... r-or-bust/


    Posted By: Yanto
    Date Posted: 30 October 2015 at 5:40pm
    Will, can you put the link up again, it's throwing up a 404 error.

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    Ian, racing again No 6.


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 30 October 2015 at 5:45pm
    Stolen from Facebook...
    http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/3314841-denver-or-bust/" rel="nofollow - http://www.bikemap.net/en/route/3314841-denver-or-bust/
     
    I don't think I'm going to get to this one but I can recommend Will's rides... Great fun and some lovely cycling roads up there!


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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 31 October 2015 at 5:08am
    I suspect it will be just Dave and I with the short notice but I figured I'd post it anyway because you can't come if you don't know.


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 31 October 2015 at 7:49am
    Thumbs Up

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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 05 November 2015 at 11:25pm

    Finally finished Sundays video and write up. Been one of those weeks.

    Met up with Dave for what was suppose to be 60 miles. It turned into 72 for me and 81 for him. We set out with the sun on our faces, but that soon changed as we hit the Fens which the fog had thoroughly blanketed. We reached the Denver Complex in good time. I wish the video was better but it was just too foggy. We stopped for tea and cake at Denver Golf course where we met a nice DF rider who said he lived ...

    in Sedge Fen. We followed him toward what we thought was Sedge Fen which took us off our planned route but with the promise of seeing some new roads we hadn't used before. There must of been a misunderstanding because we were headed toward Swaffham not Sedge Fen. After a fair bit of unplanned climbing we had added 12 miles to my trip and 21 to David's. Talk about being taken for a ride. Lesson learned, hope you in enjoy the video anyway.

    https://youtu.be/3DFv14OA2dE" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/3DFv14OA2dE

     



    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 15 December 2015 at 8:23pm
    pictures from 2015's rides
     
    https://youtu.be/BRDYZp1ZRdY" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/BRDYZp1ZRdY


    Posted By: Warekiwi
    Date Posted: 17 January 2016 at 2:10pm
    Let me know if you are planning any rides in 2016- particularly in the area to the north and east of Ware (where I live by the weir !) I do a lot of riding around this part of the UK along with occasional rides around parts of Europe. 

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    QuattroVelo #13 (2016)
    "leQuestXS002" (2015)replacing 3 previous QXS's.
    Grasshopper fx Rohloff (sold 2012)
    Brompton p6- for shoppping!


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 07 July 2016 at 12:43pm
    Looks like Dave and I are off for a long one on Sunday, as always it's and open invitation. There isn't much climbing besides the odd foothill here and there otherwise just lot of open road. Hope to see you there. All the details are listed below.

    Meeting on Sunday the 10th of July @0845ish
    Isleham recreation center, which has plenty of free parking
    32 Mill St, Isleham, Ely CB7 5RY

    map link here:  https://www.bikemap.net/en/route/3637972-denver-complex/" rel="nofollow - https://www.bikemap.net/en/route/363797 ... r-complex/


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 07 July 2016 at 12:59pm
    I would have loved to Will, but I'm doing the Pedal Car Grand Prix at Ringwood... Hopefully next time!
     
    Have a good one. Thumbs Up


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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 12 July 2016 at 8:45pm
    First let me start by saying thanks to our guest rider Alan for driving in from Luton to join Dave and I. I'm always pleasantly surprised to see a new face and this was no exception.
    I should have known I was in for trouble as I left the house with only my rear brake working at 40%. I left it to get to the meeting point on time, which was soon fixed with the assistance of Alan before we set off. The weather wasn't half bad except for bit of wind which is to be expected on the Fen. I didn't make the full 60 miles thanks to the spokes on my rear wheel popping like they were in a bag in the microwave 20 miles in. My own fault, when I built the wheel up I should have put in new ones instead of being cheap and using spokes over 16 years old. According to Dave it was a lucky escape from the headwind He and Alan faced the 30 miles back around to the start. 
    Well, this is just the start a nice set of rides before the cold is upon us again. Hope you enjoy the video, and remember it's just of the first 20 miles. Thanks for watching. http://youtu.be/3nBp86HlXYQ" rel="nofollow - http://youtu.be/3nBp86HlXYQ


    Posted By: Alan Timberlake
    Date Posted: 12 July 2016 at 11:00pm
    Thanks for the ride Will.  I am glad to hear that you got home ok and that you have sorted out your wheel.

    I have also put a video up of the ride ( not as well edited as yours ), https://youtu.be/RMsXwxo6edI



    Posted By: Yanto
    Date Posted: 13 July 2016 at 6:33am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMsXwxo6edI&feature=youtu.be" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMsXwxo6edI&feature=youtu.be

    Clicky link now Thumbs Up


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    Ian, racing again No 6.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 13 July 2016 at 12:29pm
    Nice video, it's good to see things from someone else's perspective.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 15 December 2016 at 6:59am
    Hello All,
    I know it's been a minute but I'm still alive and kicking. Looking for a show of hand for a ride on the 15th of Jan. Who's interested and does anyone have any request regarding location? If there are at least 3 or 4 interest the ride will be a hard go barring ice roads of heavy rain.

    Got out last weekend but it was a Usual Suspects. Herespecially what you missed.
    https://youtu.be/g57zXsgqtqs


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 15 December 2016 at 9:18am
    Thanks Will!
    I'd like to get along to this depending on weather and transport (the old van has now gone to the great scrapyard in the sky...)


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    Posted By: ChrisH
    Date Posted: 15 December 2016 at 6:44pm
    James and I are up for it.



    Posted By: Alan Timberlake
    Date Posted: 15 December 2016 at 11:16pm
    I will be up for it as well.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 19 December 2016 at 3:46pm
    Ok guys, there looks to be over 5 including the other forums. A stop at the Udder Room has been requested, I'm going to start planning a route for a 30ish mile ride.I'll have a rough draft in a day or two.

    Thanks for the interest guys, Will


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 26 December 2016 at 5:37am
    Here we go again. Looks to be a fairly decent turn out as well, which I have to say I'm a bit surprised about for a January. Looks like 3 to 5 may be joining from the BHPC forum and another four from CTC as it stands. 

    Details
    Time: Jan 15th 1000 show, which should give those driving in time and those riding in more than 15 miles daylight to work with.
              I'm happy to do 0900 but if everyone want to set off after a hot drink the Udder room opens at 1000. What everyones preference?
    Location: Starting at the much loved Udder room. The Udder Room, Forelock and Load, Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5AX
    Routing: Map is courtesy of Hoarder, thank you Sir. https://goo.gl/maps/mdx7FCPRBMm

    I can't see the weather as of yet but like I said before barring icy roads or heavy rains the ride will proceed but we can make that call closer to the day. As always if there are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

    Happy Holidays all, 
    Will


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 26 December 2016 at 5:50am
    Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

    Thanks Will!
    I'd like to get along to this depending on weather and transport (the old van has now gone to the great scrapyard in the sky...)

    Sorry to hear about the van, I was curious what kind of rates for scrap they offer at the scrapyard in the sky, lol
    Seriously, hope you can make it out for the ride and Happy Holidays.


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 26 December 2016 at 11:29am
    Thanks Will!
    Still just have the wife's car at the moment and not sure if it will be available - Hoping to come along if I can though.
     


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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 29 December 2016 at 4:37pm
    It was brung to my attention the route is only 17.5 miles. Here's the revised route which comes out to 26ish miles.
    https://goo.gl/maps/xFMhxDu9tor


    Posted By: Elydave
    Date Posted: 30 December 2016 at 1:12pm
    Is that all on road? Seems to have at least some bridleway from the map, not sure the M5 would handle that?  I'm probably an hour and a half or so from the Udder Rooms, not sure what I'm doing on the 15th yet though.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 30 December 2016 at 7:48pm
    Originally posted by Elydave Elydave wrote:

    Is that all on road? Seems to have at least some bridleway from the map, not sure the M5 would handle that?  I'm probably an hour and a half or so from the Udder Rooms, not sure what I'm doing on the 15th yet though.


    It's all paved, some of it looks like bridleway but it just old single track farm road sharing bridleway markings. I'm sure we'll happen upon at least one horse, we did last time we used it. Hope you can make it.


    Posted By: Alan Timberlake
    Date Posted: 30 December 2016 at 11:32pm
    Alan, if you cannot get transport, I am reasonably close to you if you are not thinking of bringing a too larger bike.

    I will probably bring my Adventure which will be folded up.


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 01 January 2017 at 9:11pm
    Many thanks Alan - it looks like I should have access to the wife's car all being well!

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    Posted By: Elydave
    Date Posted: 09 January 2017 at 2:27pm
    Are we still talking 10am at the Udder Rooms?

    If it's decent weather I'll be there as the other half is out on a jolly in London on Saturday, my free pass.Thumbs Up


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 09 January 2017 at 4:45pm
    Hi All,
    Sadly I'm not going to make it this weekend - My Mum has been unwell since Christmas and is now in hospital and struggling a bit. Hope to see you all on the next one!
     


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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 09 January 2017 at 7:07pm
    Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:


    Hi All,
    Sadly I'm not going to make it this weekend - My Mum has been unwell since Christmas and is now in hospital and struggling a bit. Hope to see you all on the next one!
     


    Sorry to hear that, hope your Mom gets better soon. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. Catch you at Hillingdon.


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 10 January 2017 at 9:49pm
    Many thanks!

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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 14 January 2017 at 2:30pm
    Looking rough tomorrow, but I'll be in Barrow shortly before 10. I intended to ride as long as the roads aren't icy.

    Will, out.


    Posted By: ChrisH
    Date Posted: 16 January 2017 at 7:36pm
    Will.

    thanks for organising the ride yesterday.
    James & I enjoyed and was good to meet you & John (and also to ride alongside Brian rather than to be racing him for a change).

    Look forward to seeing you at Hillingdon in April (where the weather will hopefully be substantially less "British" than it was yesterday.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 17 January 2017 at 7:25am
    Chris,

    Thank you and your son very much for coming out on a day when it would've been very easy to give it a pass for several reasons. Sorry for holding you up but fitness, temps and the inclines were a trifecta for disaster it seems.
    Enjoyed it anyway, and the video will be getting finished this evening I hope you enjoy. Hope to see you again on a nicer day with flatter terrain.


    Will


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 19 January 2017 at 7:38pm
    Let me start by thanking ChrisH , James, Jon and Brian for showing and then sticking it out for a ride. When I say the conditions weren't friendly I'm being nice. It never got above 39F and the rain never stop. It was so bad, when we stopped to patch a leak we checked the tube in a puddle and it was covered in ice. Good luck finding a bubble there lol.
    If your wondering why I'm behind in every scene its because I was struggling. Between being out of shape the weather, and the climb I stayed cramping in one muscle group or another. The guys were very patient as there was a lot of waiting on me especially after every climb. 
    As always I'm quite a lucky guy to have such a nice bunch of guys to ride along with in even the worst weather. Special thanks to Chris and James for driving down from Norwich. Oh and never make plans with other like minded crazy people they'll make you go through with it, lol.
    The video is a short and sweet version, a longer version with will be sorted in a few days. I'll make it public on Youtube but I won't be posting the link on any of the forum. I will add the link to these comments when  it done.

    https://youtu.be/qFjbulm1OsU

    for all those that didn't make it, smart move.


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 24 January 2017 at 5:47pm
    Thanks very much to Will and Jon for organising. Those were errrr challenging conditions. No one held anyone up. Some time after 9:00pm I managed to tap my fingers and actually feel them again. I'll bring the Huskie next time!


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 4:16pm
    We are off on a bike ride 30-Jul-17 at 11:00am, meet outside Royal Oak pub in Barrington CB22 7RZ. We are planning to go to Saffron Walden (a scenic and gentle ride and suitable for electric bikes or velos). They have a nice cycling cafe there.
    In the evening at 5:00pm We plan to watch the LEL (London-Edinburgh) riders go by (Royal Oak pub in Barrington CB22 7RZ). We have 4 people from the BHPC club doing this gruelling ride.




    Posted By: Warekiwi
    Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 5:36pm
    I "might" join you either at Saffron Walden or CB22 7RZ depending on the weather and completion of some urgent maintenance on my Quattrovelo. I am actually providing (pre-LEL) accomodation for a Dutch LEL rider- probably the first to attempt LEL in a four-wheel velomobile. His machine(QV) is red and black and mine is yellow and blue so even if I don't make it be sure to give him a wave! He's done it before in a Strada so reckons the QV will be faster! I'm off on a 2000+ mile trip around France a week later- admittedly at a  less masochistic daily  mileage.



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    "leQuestXS002" (2015)replacing 3 previous QXS's.
    Grasshopper fx Rohloff (sold 2012)
    Brompton p6- for shoppping!


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 6:53pm
    @Warewiki great if you can join us. We also can provide indoor or outdoor camping chez nous. We will probably be at the Saffron Walden cycling cafe at about 12:00 midday.


    Posted By: Warekiwi
    Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 7:22pm
    Thanks but I won't need camping facilities as it's quite a quick ride from chez vous to Ware-- it all depends on return of a headlight from Busch & Muller. ( A spider had somehow got inside and woven a web all over the reflector!) These lights are supposed to be hermetically sealed! B&M say they have fixed it- but didn't say if it was a German Spider-- plus they seem to be taking their time to return the unit!

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    QuattroVelo #13 (2016)
    "leQuestXS002" (2015)replacing 3 previous QXS's.
    Grasshopper fx Rohloff (sold 2012)
    Brompton p6- for shoppping!


    Posted By: LWaB
    Date Posted: 25 July 2017 at 10:37pm
    Only four BHP folk doing LEL? Four recumbent Brits perhaps. I'll be on an upright bike (don't know which one yet) and my partner will be on the back of an upright trike.


    Posted By: Warekiwi
    Date Posted: 29 July 2017 at 8:26pm
    I have a Dutch guy (Gert) staying overnight here in Ware- he will be riding his red/black Quattrovelo in the LEL starting mid-afternoon. He's probably quite quick and has done it (and the PBP)  before in a Strada. Weather permitting I'll leave Ware in time to be at the Saffron Walden cafe around mid-day and then ride north with your guys before returning to Ware. 
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yu26esdbgd7q2ze/2017-07-29%2013.14.26.jpg?dl=0


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    QuattroVelo #13 (2016)
    "leQuestXS002" (2015)replacing 3 previous QXS's.
    Grasshopper fx Rohloff (sold 2012)
    Brompton p6- for shoppping!


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 29 July 2017 at 10:45pm
    Great to have you along. Weather looks good in the morning.


    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 30 July 2017 at 7:56am
    Originally posted by LWaB LWaB wrote:

    Only four BHP folk doing LEL? Four recumbent Brits perhaps. I'll be on an upright bike (don't know which one yet) and my partner will be on the back of an upright trike.

    You're prpbably up the road by now but Darth Stuart rocked up at registration yesterday mumbling about a "mystery virus" and sounding doubtful about starting.

    Is the Chris Hamilton on the start list our Chris Hamilton?

    Edit: Warekiwi, alas yer man Gert was beaten to the title of first 4-wheel velomobile on LEL by our boy Slash in 2013.


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    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 30 July 2017 at 8:51am
    Yep Chris is going to be riding - he is the Pringle transportation man.
     
    There is an online tracker so it is possible to see the progress of riders when they have gone through a control.
     


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 30 July 2017 at 9:42pm

    A great ride from Barrington to Saffron Walden today with John L. and John H. The cycle cafe at Saffron Walden was heaving with cyclists. On the way back Duxford was kind enough to send up the Enola Gay and a Spitfire and Tiger moth for our entertainment.

    After the ride BHPC members John H. John L. and Brian were spotted at a Cambridgeshire pub in Barrington supporting the London-Edinburgh-London riders. Special support awaited fellow BHCP members and friends in the form of fritatas made by Netty scientifically formulated and proven to speed the rider over the nearby 10% Barrington Hill.

    First to come by was Gert Beumer from the Netherlands riding a Quatrovelo velomobile. For those unfamiliar with these cycles, they look like a rocket on wheels and they go like one as well. A velomobile built by Norwich cycle designer Mike Burrows still holds the Lands End to John o'groats record of 42 hours.

    Next up was Stuart D who had his head down and he was not stopping.

    Finally at 18:45 Chris H. came by who had the vital mission of Pringle transportation to fellow BHPC member Lee W. running a mechanical support in Louth near Grimsby. Would these Pringles arrive before public transport could have got them there?

    http://imgur.com/a/MX7H3" rel="nofollow - http://imgur.com/a/MX7H3



    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 31 July 2017 at 1:34am
    Calling Wilko's LEJOG faied Speedy a "velomobile" is a bit of a stretch, IMHO.  No laid-back types spotted at Barnard Castle (~470km) yet; got our first punters at about 22:00.

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    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 31 July 2017 at 10:13am
    Thanks for clarification Legs_Larry.
     
    Both of our Pringle delivery riders thrashed the time that public transport would have taken:
    2017-07-30 23:47:57 Arrival Louth 244 10 hours 46 mins
    2017-07-31 04:12:52 Arrival Louth 244 7 hours 21 mins
    244 is distance in km. The time 10 hours 46 mins is time in hand
     


    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 31 July 2017 at 5:56pm
    Just spotted Gert's VM parked outside our control...

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    a bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds


    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 31 July 2017 at 6:09pm
    Just spoken to a slightly secondhand looking Darth Stuart; he's hoping to find a bed in Alston 52 km and one Yad Moss away...

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    a bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 31 July 2017 at 6:11pm
    ... and Stuart D. got there about 20mins ago so he is catching Gert up.


    Posted By: legs_larry
    Date Posted: 02 August 2017 at 8:43pm
    Just shutting up shop here now; Chris H was looking pretty cheerful when he left in spite of the 'orrible weather over Yad Moss Thumbs Up

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    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 02 October 2017 at 8:35am
    FYI
    A ride in being planned dobthis Sunday Brian (atlasshrugged) is hosting. I'll have map details plus parking and meet up times this weekend.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 02 October 2017 at 9:01pm
    Lights out and away we go!
    Back to the same ole bad habits, we're off again this Sunday. 
    Show time will be 0830 for a 0900 push off.
    I've been informed by Brian there is ample free parking at the starting point listed on the ride directions.
    Our mid ride stop appears to be Saffron Bicicletta con cafe, a place most of us have beentaling about riding to for quite a while. Nice choice there Brian.
    https://www.biciclettavelo.com/
    As always all are welcome and please feel free to contact me for any question or concerns. There may be a few minor changes in route on the day but that will be down to our ride host Brian. Hope to see you all there.

    https://goo.gl/maps/wGRMTXWF6kr

    Will


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 02 October 2017 at 9:11pm
    Meeting point will be just outside 'the Royston' - a Wyevale Garden Centre. This is on the outskirts of Melbourn village, entrance is off Cambridge Road - opposite Wrights Mower centre. Postcode is SG8 6RA
    The garden centre cafe will not be open until 10:30am i.e. when we get back from the ride.
     
    Parking is very nearby (100meters) on Dunsbridge Turpike outside the Green Man pub


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 08 October 2017 at 7:42am
    See you there!
    Just leaving Hemel...


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    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 08 October 2017 at 4:54pm
    Many thanks to Brian for organising and to Will and all the others for a great ride!
     
    I'll sort out some more video later but here's a silly old fool going through a Ford on a trike that is too low for that sort of thing.... https://youtu.be/_T9pebkBoME" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/_T9pebkBoME


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    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 09 October 2017 at 8:31pm
    Excellent outing - Thanks Guys.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 10 October 2017 at 3:48pm
    Another great ride in the books. Everything was perfect in my estimation. Starting with great company thx to Jon, Brian, David, and Alan and Nigel for making long drive for the ride. We were even given a day that improved as the ride went along. I don't think we set any land speed records on this one but if there's a record for enjoyment I'd cast a ballot for us.
    We set off from Shepreth on to Bicicletta De Cafe in Saffron Waldon where we were joined by Brians wife for a nice break before heading back. Oh, I best not forget to thank Brians wife for the lovely tea cake which made for the perfect excuse to stop alone the way but really for my legs to recover after some bad gear changes, lol. Good times as always, until next time.


    https://youtu.be/TSGnqUfBYmA


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 20 October 2017 at 8:02pm
    Ride on the 29th of October is a go. I'll have full ride details sometime tomorrow but we'll be meeting at Scampers parking lot in Soham. Working out the best time to head out for the pub we're headed to. It has a noon opening so we may be in for a 10 am go unless we choose to take it slow but this route is fairly flat and quick paced if I recall rightly Dave?
    Anyway more to follow.



    Will


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 20 October 2017 at 8:05pm
    Should be able to make this.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 21 October 2017 at 7:54am
    Finer details as promised. 
    The route is estimating roughly a 90 minute ride so setting off at 9 is touch early but between pull ups, cake breaks and touring the Sluice I reckon that'll cover the extra 35 to 40 minutes we have to waste until the Jenyns Arms opens at noon. I think thats sound planning if there is such a thing with planning a ride. The last time I tried this my spokes on my rear wheel started popping like popcorn. There's free parking at Scampers and plenty of it so no worries there. Ok, less blah blah blah and more DETAILS!

    DETAIL:
    meeting time Sunday the 29th of Octobrer at 0900
    parking location Northfield Business Park, Northfield Rd, Soham, Ely CB7 5UE, UK
    planned route  https://goo.gl/maps/UDvHt2Mg6422" rel="nofollow - https://goo.gl/maps/UDvHt2Mg6422
    Jenyns Arms  http://www.jenynsarms.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.jenynsarms.com/

    As always if there are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.


    Will


    Posted By: Coco
    Date Posted: 26 October 2017 at 4:35pm
    Hi. Anybody mind if I join you? I'll be slow because I'm recovering from an op and I'm riding a new (to me) recumbent. I don't mind if I get dropped and I don't want anybody to wait for me if I do. I'm a big boy now and I can read a map 😊


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 27 October 2017 at 10:01am
    Everyone's welcome and the pace is always determined by the slowest rider so don't feel pressure or put out. Plus, two of us know the route so it's no problem to split the group.

    FYI: For the rest of you guys don't forget the clocks go back this Sunday.




    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 27 October 2017 at 5:36pm
    @Coco
     
    Sounds like you would fit right in. Definitely welcome along.


    Posted By: AlanGoodman
    Date Posted: 28 October 2017 at 10:20pm
    My van has just sold on Ebay so I won't be along tomorrow!
    Hope you have a great ride and hope to see you all soon.
     


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    Posted By: Coco
    Date Posted: 30 October 2017 at 4:31pm
    Hi Guys. How did it go yesterday? Did you get to Denver and back without incident?


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 30 October 2017 at 5:29pm
    Oh yes. There was a bit of a headwind on the way but after a roast top up at the pub and the wind at our backs we got home like a rocket. That was a brilliant route. Thanks to Dave and Will for organising.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 06 November 2017 at 10:37am
    This ride doesn't seem to like me. This is my third go at it and once again there was calamity. The winds were up for the ride to Denver and to top it off I had a loss crank on the off drive side. I slowed us down quite a bit for the first 6 or 7 miles but thanks to John showing up I was able to fix the crank by the time I got to 10 mile bank. Like I said before the wind was pushing us back pretty good on the way to Jenyns pub but we had it on our backs heading home which is the way we like it. Usual suspects all showed up (Jon, Dave, and Brian) with a guest appearance from Wobbly John to save the day with a crank tool, doesn't sound appropriate I know but its true. All and all a great time looking forward to the next, thx for showing guys, and thx for watching the videos

    https://youtu.be/FL4o2jefg5Y


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 25 November 2017 at 8:27pm
    Back by popular demand!
    Looks like a ride to Bury St. Edmund for breakfast is in order. We haven't done this in quite sometime, really looking forward to it. I've done a quick map to show the perspective route as it may change the morning of but The starting location is fixed. Due to the location I can't find free parking so there will be a pay parking area in the details below, which is very cheap. I have the Station Bar and Grill as the location for Breakfast but that may well change on the morning depending on the gang. Hoarder, Davyboy, and Atlasshrugged have all confirmed they're going. As always all are welcome join in on the fun and feel free with to message me with any questions.

    Vitals
    TIME: DEC 3RD @0800
    LOCATION: NEWMARKET QUEEN VICTORIA JUBILEE CLOCK
    ROUTING:  https://goo.gl/maps/jvUNbXmA7Bw" rel="nofollow - https://goo.gl/maps/jvUNbXmA7Bw
    PARKING: Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury Councils
    Rous Road
    Suffolk
    Newmarket
    CB8 8LX
    The ride should be over by 1300. It cost 1 quid for 3hrs and charges don't start until 11, so no problem there.
    BREAKFAST:  https://www.burystedmundssmokehouse.com/" rel="nofollow - https://www.burystedmundssmokehouse.com/

    I think I covered everything, see you there.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 26 November 2017 at 8:52pm
    Parking solution, thx Jon.



    Just a quick comment: Free all-day parking on-street, not too far from the Clock Tower - B1063 Old Station Road, direction heading away from Newmarket, beyond junction with All Saints Road. It's adjacent to the bottom of the Newmarket Gallops, so watch out for highly-strung racehorses crossing the road (their reaction to 'bents is not predictable - DAHIKT). At that time on a Sunday morning, there'll be plenty of spaces (and if you're unlucky, horses and their jockeys).

    https://goo.gl/maps/DDJv3ysTvP82

    Recommended as Rous Road Car Park may reject any payment made before 11.00 am.


    Posted By: Coco
    Date Posted: 29 November 2017 at 8:14am
    I'll be there, weather permitting.


    Posted By: atlas_shrugged
    Date Posted: 29 November 2017 at 12:03pm
    +1


    Posted By: Coco
    Date Posted: 03 December 2017 at 2:04pm
    Great morning out on the bike. Really enjoyed it. Thanks guys.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 04 December 2017 at 5:23pm
    Up early and on the road in the dark, and I mean very dark. I was joined by the usual suspects, Jon, David, and Brian. We were also joined by Mike who drove in from Norwich for the ride.
    Turns out I better start paying more attention to the details on the maps I make as I routed more climbing than I like to do in a year lol. Perfect way to break in a new bike I guess. I should have known better when Jon seemed excited by he route. Everything went to plan for the most part except The Smokehouse being closed for breakfast. To be fair I think we came out on top as the food at the Scandinavia Tea House was lovely.
    The ride back in was nice and flat for the most part. Which is good because between the cold and the ride into Bury my legs were a bit taxed. For a December ride though I have to say we did fair pretty good for temps, while it was chilly out I never felt cold.

    https://youtu.be/LffxDA7xKfA






    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 09 January 2018 at 8:41am
    I hope everyone has warm clothes to wear. We're off for another ride and in the cold. I can feel the chill in my bones already. Ok, now that I've got the
    pre-ride moaning out of the way. We'll be riding from Histon to St. Ives on an orbital route, oh and there's much less climbing this time 679 vs.181. Just as a disclaimer Hoarder did the routing so if we do end up on the random wickedly steep hill you know who to blame, lol. I know everyone knows but layers will be needed for this ride. I don't expect it o be much warmer than 7c or 8c plus there is a chance of rain but it's a bit too soon to be sure. I'll be going as long as the roads are free of snow and ice. We'll stopping in St. Ives for food and possibly a pint or two depending where we stop. I'm rambling so here's the details..


    VITALS
    TIME: 21 Jan 2018 meeting time 1000
    RALLY POINT: Glass World Stadium, Bridge Rd, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9PH
    LOCATION: Histon Football Club to St. Ives and back on a different route
      http://goo.gl/maps/V5khdZzuBfA2" rel="nofollow - http://goo.gl/maps/V5khdZzuBfA2
    It's roughly a 30 mile route.

    Hope to see you there, as always all are welcome and feel free to contact me with any questions.
    Don't forget to dress warm!


    Posted By: Yanto
    Date Posted: 10 January 2018 at 2:39pm
    google maps link is broken

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    Ian, racing again No 6.


    Posted By: cookie32
    Date Posted: 10 January 2018 at 9:44pm
    Originally posted by Yanto Yanto wrote:

    google maps link is broken

    sorted



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