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Deputy National AEC
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The Retrobike Rides Monthly Newsletter - June 2011

Summer is here and RetroBike Rides are occurring all over the British Isles. May was a particularly active month with the Forest of Dean witnessing one of RB’s finest events to date as it hosted Round 3 of our National Ride Series. June promises to be even more eventful with Mountain Mayhem highlighting the calendar. This year with have in the region of 50 riders taking part in the race, but also a Flea Market and concours event on the Friday night all in conjunction with the usual BBQ, beers and bizarrely the institution that is Jenga! So even if your not riding please come along and enjoy the party.

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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.

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May:
Another quite month for MacRetro but many hatching of plans :) It did see Super Rado(above) hit 10 under the Ben but he was a lone warrior, still kept the Ecurie MacRetro flag flyin though.

June:
Will see a return to form with a bang as it is the 4th anniversary of the formation of the MacRetro section. 4 years ago Velo gather some of us together for a day a Glentress and MacRetro was born. The 4th of June will see us return for our annual jaunt :) We'll also have Mikees midsummer solstice meet on the 18th were the rattlecan paint job competition will be judged, as yet no designs have been leaked but as a bunch with exceptional taste it should be a visual orgasm! and to top it off the often threatened road ride will take place on the 25th of June, this inaugural road ride will be a loop of Arran :D

Anyone interested in MacRetro rides please pop into the section ALL levels catered for except the very good :D

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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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May:
Saw a change of date/ Venue from the advertised Thrunton, it was rearranged to the Hole or Horcum and stared steam trains with cake and some nice trails.
Aftermath Here

June:
This month we have two events for your enjoyment, first is the ever popular Sherwood Pines meet with the Anglin & Linconshire chaps. We will be guided round some of the best off piste trails in the pines.
Announcement Here. Next we have Rosedale a North Yorkshire Moors classic ride, stunning views, sweet singletrack and a pub lunch, this has to be mtb heaven.Announcement Here.

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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.

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May:
It was a relatively quiet month for organised rides in the North West and North Wales regions, with many focusing their efforts on the long journey down to the national ride at the Forest of Dean.
Several NWA riders made the trip though to experience some great riding a long way from home.

June:
There will be a ride on Hobson Moor to the east of Manchester on the 11th June. MrLee will be showing us around his local patch as pictured above.
Details of this ride are here:--> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=150846
Then with 10 NW&NW riders spread out over three teams, we will be well represented at this year's Mountain Mayhem.
As ever, a warm welcome and more details on the NW&NW regional forum.

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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This is Southwell Minster which we visited one sunny Tues evening :D

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May:
Saw us in the East Midlands doing our usual Tuesday night rides, riding in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire this month. Additionally we did a weekend daytime ride in Leicestershire.


June:

We have the magnificent 3rd annual Sherwood Pines ride planned for the 5th. Details here. Don't miss this event! Rides continue in the evenings on a Tuesday (here for details). Then many of us are going to Mountain Mayhem in the middle of the month.

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

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May:
Was huge in the Midlands with the Forest of Dean National Series Event. Unperturbed by the loss of a guide with less than a week to go, we sorted a ride that had 45 people enjoying the sweetest natural singletrack in the UK (I believe a trademark for that phrase is being processed). Feedback is at http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=149623 but it can't have been completely due to Spencer's custom beer that I heard "the best National Series Event yet". The bar gets ever higher.

June:
Doesn't see a Midlands organised but a traditional Retrobike highlight, MM, is in the area so credit where credit is due. MM is a perennial classic event and we'll see 40+ riders, 20+ there just for the vibe and some eclectic tunes on the Retrobike wheels of steel. If you've been before then you know what to expect, but if you haven't then this year has added Concours http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=152307 and Flea Market http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=151737

The Midlands - punching above their weight since 2010....

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

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May:
The end of April saw a hastily arranged meet the day after the Royal wedding. Dry dusty trails and warm sunshine greeted us at Brandon Country Park. Chicksands mid-week rides are taking place with a few new faces turning up which is good news. We had quite a few from our area make the long journey over to the national meet which was a fantastic day out.

June:
See us on the road again for the trip down to Mountain Mayhem. We have 2 teams from out region taking part. The Flatlanders and the Flatliners. Looking forward we have the 'Gates of Wrath' event on the 24th July. This is a brilliant ride taking in the picturesque villages and countryside of Huntingdonshire. For details of this event take a look here.

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Lincolnshire - Contact Pickle or Andy B for more details.

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(Ededwards @ the FoD National Event)
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May
Saw the 1st meeting of Retrobike at the Bicyclemania Challenge in the Lincolnshire Wolds, all the riders took the 20 mile route option and thoroughly enjoyed the event, 1st rider home was Paininthe with a very respectable 6th place finish in bang on 2hrs, is anyone up for the challenge next year? Can you beat the Retrobike PB of 2hours dead for 20 miles?

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June:
Saw a trip over to Sherwood Pines for the annual tree dodging festival ;) Another quality RB ride with miles of singletrack & grins from ear to ear

A few riders from Lincolnshire are also making the trip to Mountain Mayhem in mid June, it's going to be quite an experience!

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

Nothing to report, but check the forum for regular updates on rides.

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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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