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Hole of Horcum 28th May
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Author:  kaya [ Wed May 18, 2011 11:52 am ]
Post subject:  Hole of Horcum 28th May

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Ride For Cake Productions are proud to present


THE HOLE OF HORCUM



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So who fancies a bimble round the North Yorkshire Moors in the never ending search for CAKE.

Stunning views, Steam trains, Secret RAF listening base's and a great big Hole!! This ride has it all and more.


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The ride will start in the lay by (parking £2 per day) above the Hole of Horcum, on the A169 Pickering to Whitby road.
There are no facilities there so make sure you have all you need. The ride will take use over some remote parts of the moors, so make sure you have a snack or three and pack a mac (it may rain).

We will take-in part of last years main BDW ride, so if you were there you will know the quality of the singletrack.
Unfortunately we don't get to the cake shop until were 2/3rd's of the way round, but with cake comes steam trains as the cake stop is Levasham station.
You will get chance to stand on the platform and watch as the majestic old steam train pulls away.


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After lashings of cake and pop we set off on the final stretch and stretch you tendons it will.
Theres no nice way to put this its a steep hill and with a belly full of cake it will hurt (sorry if Ive put anyone off)


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Date

Saturday 28th May


Start

Lay by above the Hole of Horcum on the A169 on the Pickering to Whitby road.


Time

10am meeting for a 10:30 start


Distance

Approximately 18 miles


Terrain

Moorland singletrack, Forest fire roads and quite country lanes.


.Pace

As fast as the slowest man or woman


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The ride should take approximately 4 - 5 hours dependent on stops.



Hope to see you all out on the moors for some good old cross country riding on the infamous North Yorkshire Moors.

Author:  VEGAS! [ Wed May 18, 2011 2:33 pm ]
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Bugger. Right on my doorstep but working that day.
Oh well. Next time.

:cry:

Author:  chrisv40 [ Wed May 18, 2011 4:11 pm ]
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I'm also working :evil:

Author:  velomaniac [ Wed May 18, 2011 5:08 pm ]
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Whats so Secret about an RAF listening post if you know its there and tell everyone :?

Wish I could join you to peer into the big hole but its too far for me financially and time wise.

Have a blast :wink:

Author:  kaya [ Wed May 18, 2011 5:59 pm ]
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velomaniac wrote:
Whats so Secret about an RAF listening post if you know its there and tell everyone :?

Wish I could join you to peer into the big hole but its too far for me financially and time wise.

Have a blast :wink:


It was the biggest none secret base the yanks used to have, I think they didn't notice that the A169 ran past the front gates :lol: Its a listening post from the cold war and I think they may have had some missiles there as there was always a Peace protesters there.
Its so secret in was featured in heartbeat :lol:

Ps shame you can't make it, would have been good to see you again, maybe catch up with you at Drumlanrig 8)

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Wed May 18, 2011 6:12 pm ]
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Humm Bicyclemania 8 the next day, http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=133341
probably not going to be able to make this.

Author:  kaya [ Wed May 18, 2011 6:46 pm ]
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Humm Bicyclemania 8 the next day, http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=133341
probably not going to be able to make this.


No matter when we put rides on at weekend now, were always going to clash with some thing (its summer 8) ) and its not as though its in Yorkshire or the NE.
Enjoy were ever you ride FC and I hope we all get the good weather (thats made sure its raining & cold :lol: ) see ya soon mate.

kaya

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Wed May 18, 2011 8:54 pm ]
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Ye-es, depending on who else's going who might be able to give me a lift or on what the trains are doing. Will contemplate this

Author:  marc two tone [ Sun May 22, 2011 5:55 pm ]
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put me down for this.

hoping this wind drops abit :o

anyone in leeds-ish needing to car share... pm me.

Author:  slmracing [ Sun May 22, 2011 9:06 pm ]
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I am up for this one Marc,

Author:  kaya [ Sun May 22, 2011 9:08 pm ]
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Will be good to see you marc, I'm not sure if rich is near you ?

And I hope the wind drops a bit as well, every time Ive done this ride its been windy so it would make a change :lol:

Author:  marc two tone [ Sun May 22, 2011 10:02 pm ]
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thats two from the rhubarb triangle. Will bring slm racing. Also pm rich thro week to sort him out. See u there.

Author:  kaya [ Sun May 22, 2011 10:31 pm ]
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marc two tone wrote:
thats two from the rhubarb triangle. Will bring slm racing. Also pm rich thro week to sort him out. See u there.


Well done that man 8)

See ya Saturday :D

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Mon May 23, 2011 9:27 pm ]
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Would love to join in but am on mates birthday duties in York on Friday so it could get messy. :roll:

Author:  kaya [ Mon May 23, 2011 10:14 pm ]
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Would love to join in but am on mates birthday duties in York on Friday so it could get messy. :roll:


Stay off the Bombay mix :lol: :lol:

Author:  brocklanders023 [ Tue May 24, 2011 11:36 am ]
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Don't think I'll be able to resist the spicy treat! :lol: :oops:

Author:  slmracing [ Wed May 25, 2011 9:16 pm ]
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I can't make it now, need to sort out all my camping gear for France next week amongst other things "having to work Saturday" the boss is panicking about month end figures :x :x

Author:  jimo746 [ Wed May 25, 2011 10:34 pm ]
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Looks good, think the Mrs has plans for me sat afternoon though :cry:

I'll see what I can do.... :wink:

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu May 26, 2011 12:39 pm ]
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Last minute reprieve - MrLee & I going to make it after all 8)

Having recently both bimbled and caked in the area I can confirm both are of exemplary quality, and the wind is intermittently horrendous/hilarious! :lol:

MarkTT - Leeds isn't much of a detour if you're on your tod now? Room for one more anyway if anyone on route wants to jump in :D

See you Saturday!

Author:  marc two tone [ Thu May 26, 2011 2:37 pm ]
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that's a plan elped!

from my gaff...m1/a1..a64....pickering-whitby is a doddle.

see you soon. pm on way.


8)

Author:  elPedro666 [ Thu May 26, 2011 7:27 pm ]
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marc two tone wrote:
that's a plan elped!

from my gaff...m1/a1..a64....pickering-whitby is a doddle.

see you soon. pm on way.


8)


Sorted, happy days! 8)

Excited about this now!

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Thu May 26, 2011 7:46 pm ]
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All set will definatly be going now, see you good people on Saturday.

Author:  marc two tone [ Thu May 26, 2011 7:54 pm ]
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see you sat rich. marin muirwoods is it?

weather looks ok too. just right temperature for x-country and mainly dry.

Author:  marc two tone [ Thu May 26, 2011 8:14 pm ]
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is this the carpark on the 169 in question kaya? oppposite hole of horcum and, up a little.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?t=h&hl=en ... 17295&z=16

Author:  kaya [ Thu May 26, 2011 10:36 pm ]
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marc two tone wrote:
is this the carpark on the 169 in question kaya? oppposite hole of horcum and, up a little.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?t=h&hl=en ... 17295&z=16


Thats the one Marc :D

So can we have a show of hands train spotters :lol:



Train spotters

mrlee

elped

marc tt

Ritch A

gil

nodding dog



Maybe Train spotters




Any more ???

Author:  elPedro666 [ Fri May 27, 2011 4:40 am ]
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kaya wrote:
Any more ???


All about the quality Vern, all about the quality... 8)

:lol:

Author:  gil_m [ Fri May 27, 2011 11:23 am ]
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...looks like I might make this :)

Won't know for sure until later today but would be good to chat up with everybody

Author:  kaya [ Fri May 27, 2011 11:24 am ]
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elPedro666 wrote:
kaya wrote:
Any more ???


All about the quality Vern, all about the quality... 8)

:lol:


Thats what I keep telling the missus :lol:

Author:  jimo746 [ Fri May 27, 2011 2:13 pm ]
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Apparently I have to go for "afternoon T" with the in-laws...

so that's me out...

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Author:  gil_m [ Fri May 27, 2011 3:10 pm ]
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as one man leaves another one enters...is this a brothel?

Count me in :)

See you there

Author:  kaya [ Fri May 27, 2011 3:45 pm ]
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Quote:

Apparently I have to go for "afternoon T" with the in-laws...

so that's me out...


I feel your pain :lol:



Quote:
as one man leaves another one enters...is this a brothel?

Count me in

See you there




It will be good to catch up with you, its been awhile :wink:

Author:  mrlee [ Fri May 27, 2011 7:29 pm ]
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8) happy times

Author:  Rich Aitch [ Fri May 27, 2011 7:48 pm ]
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marc two tone wrote:
see you sat rich. marin muirwoods is it?

weather looks ok too. just right temperature for x-country and mainly dry.


No Bear Valley, it's all set it still has it's mud tyres on and bottle cages from my last ride. Muirwoods is in the Man Cave waiting for me to fit some spare rapidfire shifters that Brocklanders gave me.

Author:  nodding dog [ Fri May 27, 2011 9:06 pm ]
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Looks like I can make it now, Vern. Just 'fixed' my temperamental front brake. It was the lure of trains and cake that did it 8).

Author:  kaya [ Fri May 27, 2011 9:36 pm ]
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nodding dog wrote:
Looks like I can make it now, Vern. Just 'fixed' my temperamental front brake. It was the lure of trains and cake that did it 8).


Adie are you ok for getting there??


Rich do you need picking up from the station or are you getting a lift ?

Author:  nodding dog [ Sat May 28, 2011 8:30 am ]
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It's OK Vern, getting there isn't a problem. (Getting round - that's a different question :D)

Author:  kaya [ Sat May 28, 2011 8:51 am ]
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nodding dog wrote:
It's OK Vern, getting there isn't a problem. (Getting round - that's a different question :D)


Ok mate will see ya shortly :wink:

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