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 Post subject: Velo Retro 14 July
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:55 pm 
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Only 2 weeks to go anybody else going ?


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 Post subject: Re: Velo Retro 14 July
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:44 am 
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kingbling wrote:
Only 2 weeks to go anybody else going ?


I shall be there, as I'm taking a break from Eroica. Its a bit of a haul up from the west country, but we are coming up early to spend a day in the lakes... Most probably will be on a Jack Taylor and not a Carlton...


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 Post subject: Re: Velo Retro 14 July
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 Post subject: Re: Velo Retro 14 July
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:17 pm 
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You won't be disappointed just make sure you have low gears :wink:

Was good to see you Mike the Jack Taylor looked Great!!! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Velo Retro 14 July
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:24 pm 
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kingbling wrote:
The History Man wrote:
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You won't be disappointed just make sure you have low gears :wink:

Was good to see you Mike the Jack Taylor looked Great!!! 8)



Great to meet you again. I second that low gear requirement! Got back this after after a great time in Ulverston, driven about 800 miles... well worth it. I’ll get some pics and a thread up tomorrow! 5


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Only just had a chance to get some pictures up of the event. It's a 371 mile trip each way to Ulverston for me, well worth the distance though. Met up with a lot of friends from my FB Carlton group, as well as members on RB. I did this event instead of the Eroica Britannia farce, taking place next month in Bakewell. Most probably going to do the VR event again, as its smaller, more friendly, based in the Lakes, which is just stunning, and has a much more personal feel. None of the rank commercialism that the EB has become.
I did the 51 mile route (L'ancienne), the longest on the day. OK there are longer rides out there, but this is a pretty stern workout for you and you bike, with 5 or 6 testing climbs on the longer route. The food stops were amazing and had none of the crush of EB, just so much more friendlier and on manageable scale too. Home made food to die for.

I took a lot of HD video on the bike, which is on the Carlton Cycles of Worksop Facebook page. ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/1495959500629283/ )

Go on give it a try...

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Card stamp stop at NTs Wray Castle up on the northern shores of Windermere
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