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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Never mind the Italians - what about us Norn Irish? And we can bring our own rain!!

As a matter of interest, and i am sure someone knows, if this is a sportive with a fancy name, why could i not organise an event? Are their costs involved - public liability insurance or similar?

I am planning the L'Irishotica du Nord - it will be a smart occasion with Guinness stops regularly and some cake/burgers or our golden Irish pasties frequently. Participants are encouraged to bring a bike but it is not an entry requirement - the route will be in the form of a town centre criterium (or pub crawl as it is termed here) and will be open to all. Cost (not including food or drink) - £0; including food and drink £100+ per day!!

Apply now to avoid disappoinment,

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:16 pm 
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daj wrote:
If you want retro bikes , great company and free entry come along to Retrobike's very own Cotswold outing on November 2nd 8)


nicely said dave, but as we both know it is a combination of the same 8 to 10 riders who come to the retro road rides .with plenty of others moaning about the cost of the eroica on the thread,is it not about time we see some of you? I guess it is easy to talk a good ride


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Where are the Costwolds? What is the nearest airport?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:28 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Where are the Costwolds? What is the nearest airport?

Richard


They don't need to be near an airport, just get out of the plane, collect your bike and start pedalling :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Thanks - i need a plane or boat to start!!!! As i am always short of time, cycling to the event would not be a good option unless is it about 2 miles!!!!

I am guessing this is the south of England so which London airport would be best?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:45 pm 
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TGR wrote:
Where are the Costwolds? What is the nearest airport?

Richard


These are the hills you're looking for. As for airports you could use Heathrow, Bristol or Birmingham - but it depends on whereabouts in the Cotswolds you're heading to.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:48 pm 
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Thanks for that - it appears i may have to get on my bike from any of the airports.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:41 am 
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I am planning the L'Irishotica du Nord - it will be a smart occasion with Guinness stops regularly and some cake/burgers or our golden Irish pasties frequently.


Now you see, that sounds interesting and could well attract the masses from all corners of the globe. Could it be more like a stage race (I mean tootle obviously) with that criterium thingy each night? Really would separate the men from the boys by day 21.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:11 am 
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Thanks for the support - i do, however, suspect that Day 2 might be the problem - a Time Trail - could prove messy!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:48 am 
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I'm going to try and make it to the Cotswold ride as it's the nearest for me. So hope to see you there.
I'll be comming into Stansted Richard and renting a car, so I could pick you up from there if you want.


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