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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:16 pm 
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:: Date: Sunday 7th May

:: Distance/time: 76km. Approx 4-5hours riding with a short-cut option.

:: Meeting at: Car park next to Country Spice Indian Restaurant, Hope, Flintshire, LL12 9NP. 10:30am start so aim for 10am.

:: Route: Taking in the Steps, Worlds End, Panorama, Horseshoe Pass, Nant Y Garth Pass, the Shelf. Over 4,500ft of climbing with a stop at the Ponderosa (amongst other options...)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:31 pm 
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7th is looking good for me gavon


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Can prob do either date.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:03 am 
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Count me in! But if it's on the Saturday can we go to the pub and crash at your place please?! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:40 pm 
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Interested in joining this one as I frequently work out of Runcorn and would like to get to know the surrounding area more than just the road from the hotel to the plant.

Logistics will be a challenge though as getting there for the start time from Glasgow by train isn't an easy option but it is at least do-able on the Saturday.

A Sunday ride would mean two nights hotel and either Monday off or arranging to work in Runcorn.


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That'll be a mild preference for Saturday then?! :shock:

Feedback on the route from today: it's absolutely flinkin' stunning! Amazing views, incredible landscapes, genuinely breathtaking.

I think we have to veto Campag Delta brakes though! :o

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:42 am 
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elPedro666 wrote:
That'll be a mild preference for Saturday then?! :shock:

Feedback on the route from today: it's absolutely flinkin' stunning! Amazing views, incredible landscapes, genuinely breathtaking.

I think we have to veto Campag Delta brakes though! :o

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Don't you dare be so brakist!

You're right though...Looking at the elevation profile, I'd bring something with a bit more immediate stopping power... Or a spare set of pads.

Don't count my mild preference for Saturday in the which day decision. Realistically, I'm pretty borderline for being able to make it.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:53 pm 
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Looks like I'm out unless I drive and/or stay over.

Major engineering works on the West Coast mainline mean a bus from Carlisle to Glasgow adding an extra 90 minutes to the journey and putting the risk of bike damage into a different league.

Have fun - it looks like a great route.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:41 pm 
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I'm sure I can get this ride on again for late Summer if you can't make this one.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:43 pm 
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jackosbournesnr wrote:
Looks like I'm out unless I drive and/or stay over.

Major engineering works on the West Coast mainline mean a bus from Carlisle to Glasgow adding an extra 90 minutes to the journey and putting the risk of bike damage into a different league.

Have fun - it looks like a great route.



Assuming I'm actually here (I think I should be!) you're welcome to crash over here (Stockport, just outside Manchester) if it makes the logistics easier. It's far from luxurious but there is a sofabed!


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