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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:10 am 
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OK cool, if we could do a little later, say 11am as i've got to get a few hours kip before the ride :wink: 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:20 pm 
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jujupunk wrote:
OK cool, if we could do a little later, say 11am as i've got to get a few hours kip before the ride :wink: 8)


We could do an 11am start?

Alternately we could do an earlier start and then meet up with anyone wanting to start later at a pre-arranged time and place. Maybe the Cafe in Wendover woods?

If I don't hear any alternative comments, I will assume that a 11am start is fine.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:28 am 
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Ok fair enough, I understand if people would want to start earlier. I'll get there whenever I can 8)

Do we have a list of confirmed, so far it's:

GrahamJohnWallace
jujupunk (me)
KeepItSteel


Any more???


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My better half would be keen to join if we can avoid any massively hilly sections :D We may have to join you later so maybe we could plan the day so the second part of the ride is less hilly.

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GrahamJohnWallace wrote:
Ok! 8)

20th of May it is then.

Carge...
If you don't make this ride we can easily do another when you have fully recovered.



OK - I've come round - consultant says two weeks off the bike :( :(
So that put me back on the bike Friday 11th - so hopefully a few rides before the 20th :)


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That all sounds good. 8)

The easiest way to avoid hills is to start somewhere in the hills above Wendover as this avoids the climb out of the town. It also avoids the downhill back to Wendover at the end of the ride, which is not so good. :cry:

I will advertise this ride on the Cleland website so we may get some riders from there.

www.clelandcycles.wordpress.com


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:53 pm 
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GrahamJohnWallace wrote:
That all sounds good. 8)

The easiest way to avoid hills is to start somewhere in the hills above Wendover as this avoids the climb out of the town. It also avoids the downhill back to Wendover at the end of the ride, which is not so good. :cry:

I will advertise this ride on the Cleland website so we may get some riders from there.

www.clelandcycles.wordpress.com


What goes up must come down :D I'm pretty sure she can hack it, she's better than she gives herself credit for. What route you thinking of? If it was including hills?

Just looked at that Cleland Cycles page, thats some insane stuff... would love to see some of those in action


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jujupunk wrote:
What route you thinking of? If it was including hills?

Just looked at that Cleland Cycles page, thats some insane stuff... would love to see some of those in action


North east of Wendover there is a ridge that goes nearly all the way to Tring via Pavis Wood. There are then a number of options including riding to Cholesbury before heading back towards Wendover. This can all be done without losing much of the height initially gained as you climbed out of Wendover. It would also avoid the "steep" charges for parking at Wendover Woods.

The only RetroBikes that I still own are Clelands, a 1983 and a 1988 version so I will be riding one of these. Though the modern Clelands I have are definitely insane. Very few local riders realise that the first specialist off-road cycle manufacturer in Europe was Cleland Cycles based at Rowsham near Aylesbury.


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GrahamJohnWallace wrote:
Very few local riders realise that the first specialist off-road cycle manufacturer in Europe was Cleland Cycles based at Rowsham near Aylesbury.


That is awesome!

The ride sounds great...


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I've been trying to fathom which of the groups the Bucks area sits in for a while :-)

I live in Stone (Aylesbury), grew up cycling the woods around Naphill, Downley, Bradenham and that area.

Unfortunately I can't make the suggested date but I'll keep popping back in here and see if I can make any subsequent dates


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