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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:33 pm 
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The Retrobike Rides Monthly Newsletter - April 2011

As the weather picks up so does the riding. April might not have a national round but it certainly isn’t lacking in riding. This weekend just gone has seen many a RetroBiker taking on the spectacular Hell Of The North Cotswolds 50km and 100km routes in our RetroBike Special event.

In additional to HoNC there are many locally arranged rides to join in with. Please scroll down this newsletter to check what’s happening in your area.

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 Retrobike National Events Calendar 2010/11

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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 - BDW - TBC (Weekend, main ride Saturday)
Rd 5 - Drumlanrig - August 14th (Sunday)
Rd 6 - Mr. K's Day in the Peaks - Sept 10th (Saturday)
Rd 7 - 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.

Nothing to report.

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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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March:
This month saw Kaya's Kildale Kake Run, With a good turnout and fair weather the day was a great success.

Here's the Aftermath thread :- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141875

April:
This month will see the return of the classic Three Tribes Meet on the 23rd, We get to ride the legendary Cut Gate Path to meet up with the Midlands gents and the ever youthful North West chaps.
Here's the Announcement thread :- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=142226


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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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March:
Trips to the Welsh Clwydian Hills and Hayfield in the High Peak resulted in two brilliant retro rides once more in March. The dry and spring-like weather rendered dusty trails and perfect riding conditions. However some of MrK's off piste sections did mean having one's shins exfoliated by gorse.

April:
There are two more rides for your consideration and participation in March. First up is a visit to the sweet singletrack of Penmachno scheduled near to the start of the month, and then a cross area collaboration to look forward at the end. The NWA will set off from Edale for our part of the fantastic Three Tribes ride in the heart of the Peak District.

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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March:
Well it's been quite a busy month - the usual Tuesday night rides at a mixture of locations: Ticknall (S. Derbyshire), Charnwood (Leicestershire) and Sherwood Pines (Nottinghamshire). And we have also done some epic day rides including Long Mynd in Shropshire and in the Peak District.

April:
We have the pleasure of participating in the 3 Tribes annual event. Three neighbouring regional groups ride out and meet at a central location before going their separate ways again to finish their rides.

Night rides will continue every Tuesday. Details here.


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

Nothing to report.

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

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March:
Saw the Anglian region have a short notice mini-meet at Thetford. Much singletrack was shredded and some rad moves busted. Being a smaller group we could ride some of the naughty singletrack on the other side of the forest.


April:
We are having another meet at Thetford with a bit more notice this time. 10th April usual time and place. See here for more details.
Thursday night Chicksands rides have resumed after a very long winter break. See the ride thread for the latest details. Looking forward to hot summer evenings down the woods.
Looking further ahead we have a very special event planned for July 24th. Mark the gate, sorry, date on your calendar and keep it open.


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Lincolnshire - Contact Pickle or Andy B for more details.

March:
Has been quite in the Lincolnshire area (due to my being extremely busy at work!) one Lincolnshire rider did however attend the excellent & very tasty Cake run held by the Yorks & N.E area group. Well worth the trip & getting up at 6am for

April:
In April I am planning a ride in the N.E.Lincs area, there's a poll up for you to decide which Sunday you wish to ride in April click here for details

No pics to share this month, I hope to have some lovely shots of spring in full bloom for next months newsletter
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South West England - Contact Jonnyboy666, Makster or Heathy for more details.

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March:
Some of us have had quite a busy month in the SW area! i think as the weather has been pretty good alot of people have been out on there bikes! Which is awesome! The main meet we had was at Haldon near Exeter, new trails for some of us and here is the aftermath thread: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141986

April:
Coming up in the Devon area is a non Retrobike ride but some members are doing, as far as I am aware it is the only ride organised in our area for April.

Devon Dirt on the 17th of April, and here is the thread: --> http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=142578

Also a few of us ventured East to meet up at The Green Rabbit's Arundel ride, which turned out to be great ride, was good to meet some knew faces and ride somewhere close but new. See the SE section for an aftermath thread though, wouldn't want to steal their thunder!


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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

Anglian & Lincs
Rekiborter ~ 325 + 400 = 725
Lou74 ~ 225 + 0 = 225
Letmetalktomark ~ 100 + 300 = 400
Clem_r ~ 200 + 0 = 200
Gruff ~ 225 + 0 = 225
TREBOR2 ~ 225 + 0 = 225
lewisthewhippet ~ 200 + 0 = 200
LGF ~ 200 + 250 = 450
AverageMark ~ 50 + 0 = 50
Boy o Boy ~ 200 + 250 = 450
Bm0p700f ~ 200 + 0 = 200
Danson67 ~ 200 + 0 = 200
Andy_B ~ 250 + 400 = 650
Luked2 ~ 100* + 0 = 100
Detomaso ~ 200 + 0 = 200
Marin man ~ 200 + 0 = 200
sam_white ~ 100* + 0 = 100
Harry Hume ~ 100 + 0 = 100

NWA
elpedro666 ~ 250 + 300 = 550
Drystonepaul ~ 400 + 400 = 800
Mrlee ~ 300 + 300 = 600
Woody ~ 300 + 0 = 300
Harrycrumb ~ 300 + 500 = 800
Charlieboy ~ 300 + 300 = 600
Stewlewis ~ 0 + 400 = 400
AndyBag ~ 0 + 300 = 300

NE&YORKS
Dr S ~ 300 + 0 = 300
Sithlord ~ 400 + 0 = 400
Kev Duckworth ~ 400 + 300 = 700
Kaya ~ 300 + 0 = 300
Marc two tone ~ 300 + 400 = 700
Old Ned ~ 0 + 300 = 300

Mids
Rob RC200ti ~ 300 + 300 = 600
The Guvnor ~ -800 + 150 = -650
Any123 ~ 300 + 200 = 500
Team Lard ~ 0 + 200 = 200
Xen Master ~ 0 + 100 = 100*
Velocitizen ~ 0 + 300 = 300
NakedGav ~ 0 + 200 = 200
SLM Racing ~ 0 + 200 = 200
Weeman_mtb ~ 0 + 200 = 200
Iwasgoodonce ~ 0 + 200 = 200
Spencer13 ~ 0 + 400 = 400
Ededwards ~ 0 + -4800 = -4800
DEL ~ 0 + 200 = 200
CAS ~ 0 + 200 = 200
Christy ~ 0 + 100 = 100*
Uncle Monty ~ 0 + 100 = 100*
Pfennig ~ 0 + 100 = 100*

South East
TedC ~ 400 + 0 = 400
grd ~ 300 + 400 = 700
Wizard of Oz ~ 0 + 300 = 300

South West
Jonnyboy666 ~ 400 + 500 = 900
Gravy Monster ~ 400 + 0 = 400
Pure7-89 ~ 250 + 300 = 550
Makster ~ 0 + 400 = 400
Heathy ~ 0 + 200 = 200
Old Kit ~ 0 + 100 = 100*

* 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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