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Deputy National AEC
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The Retrobike Rides Monthly Newsletter - August 2011

With the next instalment of the National Ride Series just a week away it’s time to get that retro bike ready and that day-glo lycra aired once more. You may already have seen the MacRetro lads advertising their Drumlanrig ride in their signatures, but please sign up here if interested in attending.

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Retrobike Rides have now been going strong for many years. They have evolved from a couple of dodgy looking characters meeting in the woods to ride their retro pride and joys to groups of up to 40 enthusiasts meeting up to enjoy their bikes, company and trails.
In doing so a friendly atmosphere has been created and good riding manners developed, giving Retrobike Rides unique qualities and banter. As always with Retrobike Rides, everyone is welcome and made to feel welcome.
All abilities are catered for with the rule being we only get round as fast as the slowest person, with short cuts and chicken runs being planned into the routes.

If this appeals to you, please come and join in at one of our National or Local events.

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The epic Forest Of Dean meet, May 2011.

The Retrobike National Events Calendar 2010/11

With support from Image

Rd 1 - Cannock Turkey Twizzler - Cancelled due to weather.
Rd 2 - Thetford - Jan 23rd (Sunday)
Rd 1 - Cannock Turkey Twizzler re-run - February 12th (Saturday)
Rd 3 - Forest of Dean - 14th May (Saturday)
Rd 4 - Drumlanrig - August 14th (Sunday)
Rd 5 - Mr. K's Day in the Peaks - Sept 10th (Saturday)
Rd 6 - Final Round (TBC) - Oct/Nov*

With the usual annual Retrobike attendance at:

- The Hell of North Cotswolds (Sunday April 10th 2011)
- Mountain Mayhem (Weekend of June 17th-19th 2011)

*The final round has been opened up for all regions to submit a bid to organise and host it. We’ll then post up their plans and every Retrobike member will have the opportunity to vote on the most popular idea. The event with the most votes will become the season finale for 2011.


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Around the Regions

MacRetro - Contact Kaiser, The Ken, Clockworkgazz or Big Eck for more details.

^^^See above for Drumlanrig National^^^

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North East England & Yorkshire - Contact (AEC is vacant (please PM me if interested), chrisV40 or Kaya for more details.

Area PoTM
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July:
We had a good month for rides with the long hot summer days, first was the Settle to Malham ride with the N/W area chaps, Aftemath Here

Then we had the Ambleside weekender Aftermath Here

And lastly there was the Scunthorpe ride with the Lincolnshire Lads, Dodging downpour's and angry insects it all ends in smiles. Aftermath Here

August:
This month we have a Sunday triple treat for your pleasure.
First is the Hambleton hills ride on the 7th of August, more special singletrack and quite byways to help pass a summer's Sunday Announcement Here

Next is the Main Event, Sunday August 14th the trip up north to MacRetro land, for there eagerly awaited National Event Drumianrig, Announcement Here

And to bring the months rides to an end it chrisv40's Welton & The Yorkshire Wolds Ride on Sunday 21st August, With a tea room warm up and a pub stop for lunch there will be lots of smiling faces. Announcement Here

Keep up to date with rides in the N/E & Yorkshire Area Here


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North West England & North Wales - Contact drystonepaul, mr_ship, Harry Crumb (North West England) mrkawasaki or Sidewinder (North Wales) for more details.

Area PoTM:
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July:
It was a fairly quiet month by NWA standards with only one ride at the beginning. A return visit to theSettle to Malham loop with the NE&Yorks group was a brilliant route made all the better by some stunning weather. The warm sunshine made the climbing a bit more arduous but made the beer at the obligatory pub stop taste extremely satisfying. There were also some great descents, fantastic views and the usual great company and banter.

August:
There will be many NWA regulars travelling north across the border for the MacRetro Drumlanrig National Series ride in the middle of the month.
Then, during the final bank holiday weekend, a ride around Ribblehead and Dentdale will take in some of the finest natural riding the Dales has to offer.
Check out the NW&NWA area forum for more!


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East Midlands - Contact Orange71 or rc200ti for more details.

Area PoTM

This was on a Saturday morning ride at the end of July.
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July:

We have managed to squeeze in several weekend early morning rides this month locally. These rides often start at around 8.30 and we are back by around 11 - so if anybody who is short of free weekend time wishes to join us this is a great opportunity. Rides tend to be arranged at short notice - just keep an eye on our area chat section.

Additionally we have ridden out every Tuesday evening this month, visiting Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire on our travels.

August:
Much the same as above planned really, with people going away on holiday we haven't planned any major outings, but the local ones we have been doing are proving popular. We usually have around 7 riding but this fluctuates by the week.


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West Midlands - Contact Ededwards or Chris for more details.

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July:
Was a busy month in the West Midlands - not only did we relaunch the Area Group but also had the second coming of The Herefordshire Road Ride http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=149981 , the Cotswold monthly ride visiting Blockley http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=156017 , the Ladies Day Out http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=159125 and daj's facial hair to contend with. All were well received, with the obvious exception of the latter.

August:
Will build on the endeavours of last month, kicking off with a 'Nam ride on the 7th August.

Keep up with the latest developments at http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=45


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Anglia - Contact Cannondaleking, REKIBorter or Lou74 (Anglia) for more details.

Area PoTM
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July:

The infamous Gates of Wrath part 2 took place around the beautiful countryside and villages of Huntingdonshire. Excellent turn-out with some new faces turning up which was nice. Hopefully we gave the right impression and our new friends will be joining us again soon.

We also had a short-notice ride at Thetford on a very hot and sunny Sunday. Fantastic swoopy singletrack that went on for ever.

August:

No firm plans but there are rumours of a couple of road rides being planned so keep an eye out on the Anglian & Lincs forum for the annoucements.


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Lincolnshire - Contact Pickle or Andy B for more details.

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Chris V40 watching the incoming weather front, taken by marc two tone
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July:
Scunthorpe was the venue for this months ride, riders from as far a field as Leeds decided to sample the trails north of the Steel Town. Another quality day out on bikes was had by all with stops for beer and cake. Even the weather didn't dampen our spirits, see the aftermath thread here for more details.

Thanks to Chris V40 for suggesting Scunthorpe as a start point and Longun for showing us his local trails

August:
We may be able to squeeze a ride in August, but with the National Event up in Scotland and the ride planned with the N.Yorkshire group over the Humber Bridge there are few weekends left free.

I'll see what I can do & if enough folks want to ride I'll sort something out


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South West England - Contact Jonnyboy666, tiboltrider or Heathy for more details.

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July:
July saw a Woodbury Common ride. See linky below >>> The weather was looking slightly poor but we were lucky with only a couple of light showers. Mrs Jimbo-xc had baked some lush cakes! :P

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

July also saw makster stepping down as Deputy Area Events Coordinator :( , but on the plus side I'm the new one :D. If you have any ideas for future rides please pm either jonnyboy666, heathy or myself (tiboltrider). I'd be quite keen to do a retro roadie ride or a night time Haldon ride mid-week if anyone is up for that!

August:
There have been no plans for an August ride, however Gravy Monster is organising a Bristol ride around Ashton Court and Leigh Woods for Sunday 4th September >>>

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

It's looking like this could be a really good turn out so please all come and support the SW region. If anyone is having trouble with getting there add a post to GMs thread and we'll see if we can something sorted out!

There will also be a bike jumble at the end if anybody wants to sell stuff.

Cheers - tiboltrider :D


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South Wales - (WTD AEC and Deputy for South Wales area)

Please contact sinnett177 if interested.


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RetroBike National Ride Series League Table

Its getting tight at the top, but still plenty of points to be won.

To date 15 riders have completed all 3 rounds and 81 riders have attended!

Anglian & Lincs
Rekiborter ~ 325 + 400 + 500 = 1225
Lou74 ~ 225 + 0 + 0 = 225
Letmetalktomark ~ 100 + 300 + 300 = 700
Clem_r ~ 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Gruff ~ 225 + 0 + 300 = 525
TREBOR2 ~ 225 + 0 + 0= 225
lewisthewhippet ~ 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
LGF ~ 200 + 250 + 300 = 750
AverageMark ~ 50 + 0 + 0 = 50
Boy o Boy ~ 200 + 250 + 300 = 750
Bm0p700f ~ 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Danson67 ~ 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Andy_B ~ 250 + 400 + 400 = 1050
Luked2 ~ 100* + 0 + 0 = 100
Detomaso ~ 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
Marin man ~ 200 + 0 + 0 = 200
sam_white ~ 100* + 0 + 0 = 100
Harry Hume ~ 100 + 0 + 0 = 100

NWA
elpedro666 ~ 250 + 300 + 400 = 950
Drystonepaul ~ 400 + 400 + 350 = 1150
Mrlee ~ 300 + 300 + 500 = 1100
Woody ~ 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
Harrycrumb ~ 300 + 500 + 350= 1150
Charlieboy28 ~ 300 + 300 + 400 = 1000
Stewlewis ~ 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
AndyBag ~ 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
MrKawasaki ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300

NE&YORKS
Dr S ~ 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
Sithlord ~ 400 + 0 + 0 = 400
Kev Duckworth ~ 400 + 300 +0 = 700
Kaya ~ 300 + 0 + 0 = 300
Marc two tone ~ 300 + 400 + 500 = 1200
Old Ned ~ 0 + 300 + 0 = 300
SLM Racing ~ 0 + 300 + 400 = 800

Mids
Rob RC200ti ~ 300 + 300 + 300 = 900
The Guvnor ~ -800 + 150 + 200 = -450
Any123 ~ 300 + 200 + 250 = 700
Team Lard ~ 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
Xen Master ~ 0 + 100 + 0 = 100*
Velocitizen ~ 0 + 300 + 0= 300
NakedGav ~ 0 + 200 + 400 = 600
Weeman_mtb ~ 0 + 200 + 250 = 450
Iwasgoodonce ~ 0 + 200 + 250= 450
Spencer13 ~ 0 + 400 + 400 = 800
Ededwards ~ 0 + -4800 + 500 = -4300
DEL ~ 0 + 200 + 100 = 300
CAS ~ 0 + 200 + 200 = 400
Christy ~ 0 + 100 + 0= 100*
Uncle Monty ~ 0 + 100 + 0 = 100*
Pfennig ~ 0 + 100 + 0= 100*
Unocogero ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Dave (Ed‘s friend) ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200
Daj ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200
GT-Steve ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200
Retro Spud ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200
CeriEvans ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200
Pete the guide ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Gerryattrick ~ 0 + 0 +200 = 200
JimboXC ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200
DoctorRad ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200
Das ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200
Matdavey ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200

South East
TedC ~ 400 + 0 + 400 = 800
grd ~ 300 + 400 + 0 = 700
Wizard of Oz ~ 0 + 300 + 400 = 700
Twister ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
WuTangled ~ 0 + 0 + 200 = 200

South West
Jonnyboy666 ~ 400 + 500 + 0 = 900
Gravy Monster ~ 400 + 0 + 400 = 800
Pure7-89 ~ 250 + 300 + 0 = 550
Makster ~ 0 + 400 + 0 = 400
Heathy ~ 0 + 200 + 0 = 200
Old Kit ~ 0 + 100 + 0 = 100*
Ajantom ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
The_duke ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Look back ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300
Retrobate ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300

Wales
Granny grinder ~ 0 + 0 + 300 = 300

Unknown rider on a Coyote at FoD?

* These low scores generally indicate that Sinnett177 couldn’t recognise you and so could only score on basic things like attendance. If you drop him a PM with a description of who you are and what you were riding you will have your points amended. If you've been missed off completely, again PM as above.

Enjoy your riding!


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