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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:06 pm 
Posh Mark
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Its getting to that time of year again when Legrandefromage (Mark) hosts his annual gates ride.

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In its 6th official year the ride takes in lovely countryside in and around the Huntingdon area.

:arrow: Date: Saturday 18th July.

:arrow: Time: 9.30 onward for 'faffing' with the ride to start around 10.30 -ish

:arrow: Distance: 36 - 38 miles depending on weather/ beer consumption.

:arrow: Starting point: PE28 4EZ - You will see which house it is when you arrive.

:arrow: Added extras: Bicycle jumble 8)

:arrow: Bike: Completely retro friendly

:arrow: Terrain: Flat with head winds and inclines and bumps, lots of bumps - and of course, gates. Some sort of suspension desirable but not essential unless you like sore wrists. A little bit of road work but once out on the main route not a lot. Some of Cambridgeshires finest countryside on offer with plenty of twisty fast singletrack. Helmet is a matter of personal choice. Plenty of cowpats to land in.

:arrow: Suncream: Mandatory :lol:

:arrow: Waders: Optional :wink:

No Helmet No Ride*. No Woman No Cry.

A section of photos from the previous years rides to tempt you along:

:arrow: Fiery hot dusty trails:

Quite the suntan (burn) was racked up by the riders ..... scorchio.

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:arrow: Hot & dusty again :P

We do bridges too not just gates ...

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:arrow: Official :P

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:arrow: One word .... Wet.

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:arrow: There have been dogs:

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:arrow: A beer or three:

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:arrow: Occasional water hazard:

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Please could you register interest and attendance on this thread so Mark knows how many to make bacon sandwiches** for.

See you all soon :-)







* This isn't strictly the case, you're all adults and can make the choice. If you intend to ride with out a helmet you acknowledge the risk and also acknowledge you man be referred to as a "ninny" for the duration of the ride
** There are no bacon sandwiches :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 9:28 pm 
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Me please. :D


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Tentative yes, not sure i'll survive 36 miles :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:19 am 
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Yes please. Kosher bacon and no grumpy northerners.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:28 am 
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Kosher northerner and grumpy bacon - check.


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:34 pm 
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Oh yes.


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Add a non-grumpy northerner.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:32 pm 
retrobike rider
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Gruff wrote:
Tentative yes, not sure i'll survive 36 miles :roll:


Yes you will.


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Anglian Deputy AEC
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I really need to do some training for this ride, it's only 6 weeks away. What shall I start with, the Woodfordes Wherry or Sundew? or maybe some nice cider?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:29 pm 
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Yes please.
Hopefully will be bringing +2


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