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Deputy National AEC
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The Retrobike Rides Monthly Newsletter - July 2011

June was frantic to say the least for RetroBike Riders. Mountain Mayhem being the focal point of the month with 50 RetroBikers taking to the track and 50 more fighting for the loud hailer trackside in the heckling tent. A full aftermath write up of the event can be found here, eleven pages of aftermath goes to show the fun that was had.

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As far as the National Rides Series goes, we now have the next round details posted. 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.

Nothing to report.

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

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June:
Has been a busy month with rides to suit everyone, first was the classic Sherwood pines meet with more single track than you can dream of. Aftermath here.

Next it was the Event of the month Mountain Mayhem, always a good turn out from Retrobike and you can read about it here

On the same weekend as Mayhem we also had a local ride a round Rosedale in the North Yorkshire moors. Aftermath here

July:
This month we join forces with the North West Area for the rematch at Settle, we did this ride in February and didn't complete it, So this is the rematch, here is the announcement.

We may also be organizing a ride later in the month so don't forget to keep checking Here to keep your self up to date about rides.

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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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June:
June was all about Mountain Mayhem for the NWA with a healthy turn out of ten riders competing on various teams. A close battle between the 'Bear Necessities' and 'Unleash the Inner Chimp' in the four man teams competition saw the Bears crash and burn in the Malvern mud. The Chimps didn't really even need unleashing afterall but everyone was smiling in the end.
Earlier in June a ride on Hobson Moor near Manchester was blessed with warm sunshine and then cursed with a heavy hail storm and back again all within the space of a few hours. A great little ride was had by all in attendance.

July:
Our last visit to Settle and Malham in February turned into a wintry epic after an unexpected overnight fall of heavy snow. We promised a return trip in Summer, so once again we'll be meeting up with the Yorkies for a re-run. Hopefully the weather will permit the full and fantastic route this time.
Details here: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=154631
Towards the end of the month a weekend in Machnyncleth is on the cards.
Check out the NW&NWA area forum or more!

As always, come and say hello on the North West England & North Wales area section.

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East Midlands - Contact Orange71 or rc200ti for more details.

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Pic of the month - sneak preview of rc200ti's Mongoose 8)
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June:
Dominated by Mountain Mayhem, of course, where an East Midlands team was represented and did reasonably well despite various mishaps!

We also did regular Tuesday night rides and a couple of weekend ones, to boot.

July:
More Tuesday night rides, starting in Nottinghamshire on 5th July.


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South and West Midlands - Contact Chris or Ededwards for more details.

Nothing to report.

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

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Boy"O"Boy gets his race face sorted
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June:
June saw the Anglian & Lincs area send two teams to Mountain Mayhem. Mixed sucess in the race but a win on the social side. If you are in any doubt about attending such an event just do it, you will not regret it.

July:
9th July
We have a few riders taking part in the Mud, Sweat & Gears Thetford summer enduro. A race which has several different categories racing at the same time. 10hr, 8hr & 6hr in solo and pairs. Should be fun! link to the event page here

24th July
We have the infamous 'Gates of Wrath' ride taking place at Huntingdon. A fantastic event which takes in the picturesque villages and countryside of the area. Last years ride turned into a 6 hour - 37 mile epic. Link to the event page here

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Lincolnshire - Contact Pickle or Andy B for more details.

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June
It's all about Mayhem this month!

June saw a few Lincolnshire riders make the journey to Eastnor Castle for the 2011 Mountain Mayhem 24hr endurance race

A full write up of the whole event can be found here

July:
We are planning a ride along with the East Yorkshire Area Group on Sunday 17th July. Keep checking the Lincolnshire Area Group section for updates on the ride here

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

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hHre's a pic of adam having a bit of sumo! turns out these guys all live near me as i bumped into some of them at a pub 2 miles from my house!
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June:
So June was always gonna be about mayhem! the SW made up most of one of the 10 man teams which we were quite happy with and i also think splatterpaint had his own 4 man team. also the concourse winner from the friday night belonged to gravymonster, an almost NOS saracen from the late 80's. the weekend was exactly as expected, fun, social, silly, and only serious (ish) when actually riding!


July:
I personally can't get to any meets in july but tiboltrider (tim) is organising a ride near Haldon on the 17th


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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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