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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,

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