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Thrunton Woods 21st May
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Author:  kaya [ Sat May 07, 2011 10:47 pm ]
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Saturday 21st May

Northumberland's Best Kept Secret

Thrunton Woods



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Its time to make the journey north to Northumberland to visit Thrunton woods, this is not a trail center and there is NO cake.

But for natural trails and moorland riding its some of the best in the north of England and the chance to maybe ride with some of the clan Macretro.


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LOCATION
Nr Alnwick, Northumberland


DISTANCE
"Till we get tired"


TIME
10am Meeting time 10:30am Start


THE PLAN
Meet at 10am for a 10:30am start, ride till about 12:30pm and then lunch, After lunch ride for a few more hours.

There are no facility's at Thrunton so you will need to bring every thing you need like food & drink, it would also be a good idea to bring a change of riding kit (just in case of inclement weather)

The trails are quite tough with big uphills and long technical descents so be prepared

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"ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH"

Previous aftermaths HERE and HERE

Author:  VEGAS! [ Mon May 09, 2011 10:23 am ]
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Should be able to do this one. Might even make a weekend of it.

Author:  Simonside resident [ Mon May 09, 2011 6:27 pm ]
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Quote:
Northumberland's Best Kept Secret

:wink: depends who you`ve been riding with :wink:

Author:  toons [ Tue May 10, 2011 10:51 am ]
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move along nothing to see

Author:  carbon337 [ Tue May 10, 2011 2:59 pm ]
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Hold on a second ........

How come this one gets its own thread after the statement regarding keeping the place quiet :

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I've heard that people are GPSing routes that were secret then announcing them to the world on open forums. Thrunton is struggling after the winter at the moment, so its best that the access stuff stays out of the public domain



:shock:

public domain - check
open forums - check

Author:  Simonside resident [ Tue May 10, 2011 5:03 pm ]
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Because it wont be using "secret" trails thats why. And it was planned way back.

Author:  toons [ Tue May 10, 2011 7:35 pm ]
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Simonside resident wrote:
Because it wont be using "secret" trails thats why.


So the trails at Thrunton aren't secret, interesting!

I was chastised by you and Andy on the Frankencrank forum about posting secret routes on public forums!! LoL

Author:  carbon337 [ Tue May 10, 2011 7:51 pm ]
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Rules for one and rules for other toons ;)

Author:  VEGAS! [ Tue May 10, 2011 8:00 pm ]
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Spoke to Si about this (i think he and Vern are leading) and he is keeping us away from the more 'sensitive' areas and will be using the more XC friendly tracks which are more suitable for retro bikes. The afternoon riding will be at a different spot away from Thrunton yet to be named.

I'm coming up on the friday and might do one of the 7stanes on the sunday if anyone is interested?

Author:  toons [ Tue May 10, 2011 8:27 pm ]
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VEGAS! wrote:
Spoke to Si about this (i think he and Vern are leading) and he is keeping us away from the more 'sensitive' areas and will be using the more XC friendly tracks which are more suitable for retro bikes. The afternoon riding will be at a different spot away from Thrunton yet to be named.

I'm coming up on the friday and might do one of the 7stanes on the sunday if anyone is interested?


I thought Si was leading this; some of the steep bits aren't retro friendly, as Si's found out in the past!

I'll email Geoff Apps and find out if he's still coming.

Author:  kaya [ Tue May 10, 2011 9:43 pm ]
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If we,ve all finished brandishing are handbags :wink: I'm pretty sure we won't be riding the "real" secret stuff, just the stuff that's already been shown to us before.

As I'm sure you remember retrobike has held rides here a few times before and we have never given away locations of the trails.

If any one has any problems with us holding this ride please pm me.

Now can we get on with organizing a nice ride in the woods :D

kaya

Author:  toons [ Tue May 10, 2011 11:03 pm ]
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Kaya there’s no secret stuff in Thrunton that’s the point; the trail builders have a signed agreement with the FC.

http://www.thruntontrailbuilders.co.uk/

Author:  kaya [ Mon May 16, 2011 5:27 pm ]
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Ride no longer at Thrunton.

Author:  toons [ Mon May 16, 2011 5:54 pm ]
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OK! Where is the ride now?

Author:  The Ken [ Mon May 16, 2011 10:04 pm ]
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Is there a location yet? I'm still trying to fix a car share (dependant on me coming) but if it is looking too far i'll save the pass for another time or head up to 10 under the Ben.

Author:  toons [ Tue May 17, 2011 10:40 am ]
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There's no ride ride through Retrobike this Saturday!

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