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 Post subject: West Midlands Rides 2012
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Time strolls on and it’s as well to be thinking about West Midlands rides in 2012 now. I understand that the National Ride Calendar will be out soon but fixed dates that we know are:

Sunday 15th April 2012 - The Hell of North Cotswolds (AKA HONC)
22nd, 23rd, 24th June 2012 - Mountain Mayhem

To give some sort of structure to the Regional Rides though, how about we aim to put something on first weekend of each month (this may be half a dozen of us or just someone who says “I’m off for a ride in my local woods this Saturday if anyone fancies joining me”)? This of course doesn’t mean that we can’t get together at other times, far from it, but hopefully gives us at least one a month. So, potential dates are:

10 a.m. 22nd January 2012 - FoD http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=181401

4th February 2012 - Haugh Woods http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183804

4th March 2012 - leckhampton hill cheltenham http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=186356

1st April 2012 - Forest of Dean-New Fancy Ride http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=190615

5th May 2012 - Cotswolds Ride (daj) http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=197710

9th June 2012 - Final MM Training Camp in FoD http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=202407

21st July 2012 - Herefordshire Road Ride (EE) http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=206103

5th August 2012 - British steel ride FoD http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 85#1512185

1st/2nd September 2012 - Cancelled ;o(

14th October 2012 - Long Mynd ~ http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=221233

17th November 2012 - Road ride Gospel pass Retro Road Ride - Gospel Pass Saturday 17th November 2012http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=223720&highlight=real+ale+wobble
or MTB Real Ale Wobble 17/18th November http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ale+wobble

8th December 2012 - Ed's Christmas ride


Fancy putting something on? Post up on this thread and we’ll update the above as we go.


And what about venues? I’d have thought that the following have to be worth a go:
- FoD (of course – we may want to put on something and invite a little more widely?)
- Elan Valley
- Black Mountains
- Gap ride
- Cotswolds
- Long Mynd
- Malvern Hills
- Haugh Woods
etc.

Crucially, NONE of this post is set in stone (well, HONC and MM are), just thoughts/suggestions to start things off and any ideas that you’ve got are more than welcome. And please, don’t be put off by thoughts of ‘organising a ride’ – it really is just a small group of people going for a morning or day out together.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:48 pm 
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I will host a Cotswold ride Ed 8)

Not fussed on date may or June quite takes me fancy but maybe to close to the HONC in may? Or March for a HONC warm up? Or June ...Nice boot camp get together before Mayhem? tell you what ..Surprise me and put it on the calender :lol:

August is the weekend before the wedding!! :shock:


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I can make some of these dates, but sadly not as many as i would like , will have to play it by ear :(


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Any more offers to host a ride - so far I've gone with Haugh Woods for the lot :wink:

Seriously, if you fancy showing us around your local trails then please post up (and don't be shy about suggesting an alternative date to the above - they are far from set in stone and as long as there's no clash with the National Rides ....).

2012 - older, thinner, faster (or at least one of the three).


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:22 pm 
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I could host a Malvern ride. :D

I will do some route research.

Will keep you posted.


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I'm up for hosting a few , Black Mountains , FoD , etc


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-The November date will be Annual FOD firework bonanza meet
-May date I will take as Cotswold ride
-June I would suggest as Forest of Dean pre-Mayhem gathering (Eds final team talk shakedown workout)

We have the Road ride in July, Could we have that as our date and try and get our regular mtb riders out on the road for the day? Cheap to hire as I did and be a great introduction.

I cant wait to get going loads to look forward too 8)


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Excellent stuff, I've edited the first post.

Ed (orange71) is also talking about arranging and leading on a joint East/South and West Midlands ride on the Long Mynd which would be great. More details to follow.


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Put the August date down as the Black Mountains and I will sort out a route :wink:


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This looks good and is kind of in our area - anyone done it before?

http://www.roughride.co.uk/poster.html


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