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Bicyclemania 2012 (War of the Wolds) Sunday 27th May
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Author:  AR-CoolC [ Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:06 pm ]
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WAR OF THE WOLDS

This was a great event in 2011, well organised, nice challenging route (if a little too much road, but that can't be helped) and flapjacks at the half way point.

20 or 40 mile routes to challenge all. I plan on doing the 20 again and seeing how much I can beat last years time by.

If entering add Retrobike into the team section.

Maybe a few of the north bank lot fancy popping down for the day?

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:39 am ]
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Bump to add more info.

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:59 pm ]
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I think I should be able to actually do this next year :)

Author:  Minty Sauce [ Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:00 pm ]
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I'm interested. Only 5 mins from my house. :D

Author:  Minty Sauce [ Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:47 am ]
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Anyone else up for this?? :D

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:55 pm ]
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Author:  Minty Sauce [ Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:41 pm ]
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I've got my application form in my kitchen. Just need to fill it out :oops:

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 pm ]
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I'll be away from home all the week before with work now, so can't see a pass getting signed :(

Have a good one though chaps.

There is also the Viking challenge in October. I've not done it myself, but itt's apparently very well organised.
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/56787874430/

Author:  longun [ Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:44 pm ]
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no can do this year, jumping outta a plane :shock:

Author:  titch__16 [ Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:42 am ]
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I've been waiting for this one since last year :lol:

Definitely gonna be there.

Author:  marc two tone [ Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:22 pm ]
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i'm hoping to have a go at this, this year.

most likely go for the 20 miler and pay on the day.

i will see who else may want a tip down.

Author:  chrisv40 [ Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:24 pm ]
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I'm determined to make it this year, 20 miler for me too.

Author:  Andy B [ Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:31 pm ]
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Unfortunately this event clashes with the National Series Rd 3: Leith Hill - Surrey ~ Sunday 27th May

If you can make the national event it is well worth the journey to ride with those whom drink flat beer ;)

If you can't, well there's always this ride.

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:59 am ]
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I should be doing this this year. Been on the calendar before the National Series 2012 was announced.

Andy, you can give DSP a spanking with EdEdwards in the woods for picking the only day in that month that clashes with something put up since last summer ;)


That and Leith's one for the Southerners to ride

Author:  titch__16 [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:05 pm ]
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What do people plan to ride?

I'm going to try and get my Whyte built for this one I think.
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Author:  Minty Sauce [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:18 pm ]
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Was planning on riding my cube. But then again don't have anything else at the moment anyway :oops:

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:25 pm ]
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I plan to ride some old bike of course.

Author:  titch__16 [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:09 pm ]
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I was going to use one of my Claud Butlers, but I don't really consider my Whyte to be exactly 'modern' :lol:

Author:  chrisv40 [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:20 pm ]
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Something comfy and fast, probably the Tequesta.

Author:  chrisv40 [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:29 pm ]
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Last years results courtesy of Ben - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 1fYB#gid=0

2.00 hours is the time to beat then, I can wish :lol:

Author:  titch__16 [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:07 pm ]
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How hard would 2 hours be? :lol:

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:16 pm ]
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That's me at 2:31. I'm a lot fitter this year, plus we spend way too long at the feeding station last year so (if I can manage to get a pass signed) my target is 2hrs this year.

If I do this year's it will have to be on my modern. :oops:

Author:  paininthe [ Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:40 pm ]
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I'm working this year so will have to miss, if it is a dry as it was last year and knowing some of the riders on here 2hrs will be easily beat

Author:  Andy B [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:43 pm ]
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Much as I'd like to go to the National Event that's on the same day I think it would be wise for me to do a local ride with the back up of a sweeper wagon, just in case things go wrong as it's a gentle re introduction to the bike after my op

20 miles will be more than enough for me I reckon!

So who else is on the list?

Author:  chrisv40 [ Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:44 pm ]
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I will be there this year, no idea what bike will be best though.

Author:  Minty Sauce [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:48 am ]
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I'll be there. Must fill my form out as its fast approaching :oops:

Author:  marc two tone [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:36 pm ]
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chrisv40 wrote:
I will be there this year, no idea what bike will be best though.



univega 5.5? lightweight steel type of thing.

Team marin pour moi, i reckon.

i'm sure SLMracing is interested too, better bring a camera aswell then. :wink:

Author:  chrisv40 [ Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:12 pm ]
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Going to be a good turn out of retrobikers then. Do you think we can ride further than 2 miles without stopping and talking about thumbshifters etc though?

Author:  Trebz [ Thu May 03, 2012 4:35 pm ]
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I'm in, I'll be on my Orange Prestige and my pal from Hull is coming on his newly purchased Diamond Back Topanga, another two Retro's on the scene !

Author:  Trebz [ Tue May 08, 2012 12:07 pm ]
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My application is in the post today, signed up for the 20 mile route.

Author:  Unclejack [ Fri May 18, 2012 12:58 pm ]
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I'm a potential pay on the day entry...

Author:  Andy B [ Thu May 24, 2012 9:07 pm ]
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For those who are going the event is held at

The Grange, Swallow, Nr. Caistor, North East Lincolnshire, LN7 6DL.

Event signs will be by the road side for approaches.

It's a hundred yards or so down a farm track alongside the A46 to the event parking area

The postcode gets you to within around 500m of the entrance to the field the event starts in

I'll be doing the 20 miler as I haven't ridden a bike in ages and want to be back home for the Monaco F1 GP ;)

So who's going to be there then?

I'll be in my Retrobike riding gear and yellow gilet, on my green '99 Orange Clockwork swearing at anything within half a mile..... You can't miss the pottymouth;)

Author:  longun [ Thu May 24, 2012 9:11 pm ]
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have fun guys, ill keep an eye out for you all from above at about 180mph :wink:

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Thu May 24, 2012 9:13 pm ]
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I should be there all going well. 20mile also, could do the 40 but I've ridden only 3 or 4 more rides than Andy :lol: and 20 miles knackers me out.

Author:  marc two tone [ Thu May 24, 2012 9:33 pm ]
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will be there. 20 miler.

purchased 2 caffeine gels today. probably make me talk more, rather than cycle faster :lol:

see you there guys. will pm my contact.

Author:  Minty Sauce [ Thu May 24, 2012 9:44 pm ]
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I'll be there too. Talked my little bro into riding too, but it did mean I had to fit a new bottom bracket to his bike :roll:

Will see you all there.

Author:  chrisv40 [ Thu May 24, 2012 9:58 pm ]
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Have a good time all of you, I was really looking forward to this :(

Author:  Trebz [ Thu May 24, 2012 10:24 pm ]
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I'm still in, on the Prestige, Ben, should we try and get the Hull Retro posse to hook up pre start?

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sun May 27, 2012 6:09 am ]
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After actually cleaning the Altitude since last ride on it, which is so long ago I cannot remember where.
Different chainset put it as I'd stripped the other out.
Recabled read brake as it had slightly corroded and gummed up. Better cables now and all shielded.

Pedals sound buggered so need to grab some others.
A less torn seat and the headset bearings feel rough, serviced them but I think water got into them after I accidentally flooded the inside of the frame when I took the worst of the mud of way back after it's last ride. doh!
Forgot to separate that part.

Anyways, it's up and running

So You'll ID me by the red/yellow bike being readjusted alf way around the course.

BBQ and drink yesterday didn't help the rebuild :lol:

Author:  Trebz [ Sun May 27, 2012 6:14 am ]
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Changed my mind, I think.

I don't think I'm going to ride the Prestige now, may ride my '88 Rockhopper. Just need to put me SPD's on it.

I'm riding a bright yellow 1988 Specialized Rockhopper, wearing a black 'Star Bikes' top. I'll be standing next to Ben, waiting to borrow one of his tools to re adjust the Rockhopper hehe.

Author:  Trebz [ Sun May 27, 2012 7:01 am ]
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Changed again, had to look after my 7 month old girl for an hour, the Rockhoppers is in the loft, don't have time to swap tyres and get it out of the loft now pppfftttt

Orange Prestige it is then. Complete with dodgy brakes.

Author:  marc two tone [ Sun May 27, 2012 3:59 pm ]
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very warm today, especially out of any breeze!

had a good laugh and enjoyed the whole deal really. oh, i suppose the getting lost thing was a negative due to poor signage(lack of) where the 40 meets the 20 miler. cost me a record time for that event :wink:

cheers.


marc two tone-slmracing-fluffychicken-andy B- trebz....in that order.


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hernia op?, never felt a thing and was concious during surgery, reading the daily tabloid.


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pure fun.

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first, and last fuel stop.

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can't knock the scenery here. gosh i need a drink whilst typing :)


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i may do this again next year, thanks for the company and it was nice to see that guy from grimsby, the manitou HT one. i will eventually remember your name :oops: derek...right? :lol:


thanks.

Author:  Trebz [ Sun May 27, 2012 4:50 pm ]
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Great pics !

I have the same comments about the signing issue. Save for people getting lost due to bad signing the day was amazing, great ride, clearly great people, food and toilets on site and a round of applause at the end !

Bring on the next one I say !

Two questions:

1. How do I find out what place I finished in?

2. How do I get copies of the pictures and videos taken on the day?

There were quite a few non cyclists taking pictures, who were they and how do we get in touch with them?

All the best

Trebz

Author:  Andy B [ Sun May 27, 2012 6:41 pm ]
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Superb day out!

Pity the signage wasn't as hot as the weather, I'll let Pottsy (the organiser) know that it does need improving

Great to be back on the bike again, and out with some great company

Good pics there Marc

Trebz, results will be up on the bicyclemania website soon http://www.bicyclemania.co.uk/MTBresults.htm & pics should be available soon http://www.bicyclemania.co.uk/MTBpics&video.htm

Think I did the 20 miles in 2h26m

I have a GPS log, but need to upload the data for it

Author:  marc two tone [ Sun May 27, 2012 6:45 pm ]
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good question rich.

click here......

http://www.bicyclemania.co.uk/MTBRESULTS.htm

presently the results don't seem to be issued, this evening i guess?

**edit** cheers andy.

i thought i'd taken more pics than that?... :lol: got us all in though :wink:

i'm gonna deduct 15 mins off whatever i did..i said so :wink: due to twice circulating somebody's back garden with no real need to do so (you had to be there) :o must have been a good 20 of us so, was glad i'm not exceptionally myopic.

Author:  Trebz [ Sun May 27, 2012 6:49 pm ]
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I did:

21.14 miles - 2 hours 14 minutes. Wish I'd not stopped for a break now hehe

;-)

Author:  Andy B [ Sun May 27, 2012 7:10 pm ]
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Good time Trebz

My GPS upload has failed :(

Last year I did a 2.08 IIRC, one year I will go sub 2h :lol:

I reckon without being at the tail end of the start pack and the couple of hold ups on the 1st few climbs we all could have shaved 5 mins off our times

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sun May 27, 2012 7:52 pm ]
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Trebz was one of the hold ups ;)

You lot didn't do half bad considering you er increased the distance and went looking at peoples gardens :lol:

Can't belive my only injury of the day was getting out of the car into a pile of nettles, both legs still stinging a bit now :facepalm:

Either way the important thing is I beat Andy around, even if it was just the very last road in where I thought I would see if I could catch up with two lads (yooof's) I had chatted to when I was registering.

Lovely day all around.

Author:  Trebz [ Sun May 27, 2012 7:56 pm ]
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Trebz was one of the hold ups ;)


OY !!!

I was 'Maxing It Out' with some log hopping tomfoolery....you should watch and learn young Padawan. Banged me elbow and have some third degree localised chaffing on my forearm.

Got stung so bad under my arm that I nearly called my mum !

Heh.

Author:  marc two tone [ Sun May 27, 2012 8:27 pm ]
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oh,trebz, and you need a new water bottle :wink:

Author:  Minty Sauce [ Sun May 27, 2012 9:17 pm ]
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marc two tone wrote:
good question rich.

click here......

http://www.bicyclemania.co.uk/MTBRESULTS.htm

presently the results don't seem to be issued, this evening i guess?

**edit** cheers andy.

i thought i'd taken more pics than that?... :lol: got us all in though :wink:

i'm gonna deduct 15 mins off whatever i did..i said so :wink: due to twice circulating somebody's back garden with no real need to do so (you had to be there) :o must have been a good 20 of us so, was glad i'm not exceptionally myopic.


It's Dan, Mark :lol:

Was a great ride, apart from gettin lost due to the poor signage. Good job the people whose back garden we ended up in were not in as they would of had a bit of a shock :shock:

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Mon May 28, 2012 10:22 am ]
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I didn't ride in the end. I'd been away all week with work, working very long hours with very little sleep all week, so needed some rest.

My usual riding buddy did the 40 miler in 4hrs, including a puncture stop. No way I'd have kept with them anyway :oops:

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Mon May 28, 2012 3:48 pm ]
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AR-CoolC wrote:
I didn't ride in the end. I'd been away all week with work, working very long hours with very little sleep all week, so needed some rest.

My usual riding buddy did the 40 miler in 4hrs, including a puncture stop. No way I'd have kept with them anyway :oops:


Yeah, we met him at our drinks stop, not that the rest would have know that :)

Author:  Trebz [ Mon May 28, 2012 6:55 pm ]
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Still no results or pictures pppffftttt

May frame my Inner Tube. It's the first thing iv'e won from bike riding hehehe

Author:  Andy B [ Mon May 28, 2012 9:23 pm ]
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It does take a few days for the results to come up & maybe a couple more for the pics.

Hopefully it'll be worth the wait!

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue May 29, 2012 8:26 pm ]
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Still no results, how long does it take to type the numbers from the paper into excel. paid good money they lazy sods.

At least the man wanting your money has the decency
http://www.yourmemorys.com/Bicyclemania ... -the-wolds

About ~1min 20 secs before we got to the start line from the photo take time and a bit

Us at the start..
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and me somewhere after the start.
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Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue May 29, 2012 8:58 pm ]
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Time on the pics show trebz at 12:08
slm & m2t at 12:13 , fluffy and Andy at 12:20
(our 'photo start time ~9:55:30)

minty not spotted you but then not sure what you looked like all kitted up on the bike.

Author:  Trebz [ Tue May 29, 2012 9:16 pm ]
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I want a copy of my photo's but I'm certainly not paying those prices.

Disgraceful.

And, where are the results.

Harumph.

Author:  marc two tone [ Tue May 29, 2012 9:41 pm ]
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my goodness. that whole getting lost thing has well got me at it!

next year 2 ounce lighter, no shades and 15 weetabix. sub hours for sure.

i have it that the straying off saga cost 15-20 mins easy. rarrrrrr!



http://www.yourmemorys.com/Bicyclemania ... 1920-M.jpg


i'll be back.....yes....

Author:  paininthe [ Tue May 29, 2012 10:00 pm ]
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@ Andy B, did you record the course? was it the same as last years?

Just checking on the RB course record :)

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Tue May 29, 2012 10:03 pm ]
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I can scan the map if you want me too.
Memory says it was slightly different.

Best bit was flying through the green field hoping I was not going to get slashed if I messed it up.

Author:  paininthe [ Tue May 29, 2012 10:05 pm ]
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http://ridewithgps.com/trips/263707

link to 2011

Author:  Trebz [ Wed May 30, 2012 6:05 am ]
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My ride:

http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/1697093

Author:  AR-CoolC [ Wed May 30, 2012 3:48 pm ]
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Times are up now.

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Author:  Trebz [ Wed May 30, 2012 6:58 pm ]
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I can't see them on the website: http://www.bicyclemania.co.uk/MTBRESULTS.htm

Author:  Trebz [ Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:43 am ]
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Still no results pppfffttt

Author:  marc two tone [ Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:37 pm ]
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strange eh?

I suppose i could be biased on this but, that route mis-guide situation may have had an impact on the organisations' disclosure of results. i know i wasn't the only one having a good stomp, perform and general cry over it. :wink: :)

Author:  FluffyChicken [ Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:07 pm ]
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Trebz wrote:
Still no results pppfffttt


they where up there, hence all the results posted above.

they are there, try this link
http://www.bicyclemania.co.uk/MTBresults.htm
or direct to the excel sheets http://www.bicyclemania.co.uk/Results/R ... 202012.xls

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