Previously posted on this but decided to keep it clean and simple as follows:
Get your old road irons polished up, shave your legs and don your Bolles as we're running a Retro Road Ride (AKA The Welsh Borders Grimpeur) on Saturday 24th July
What does it involve, I hear you cry?
A stunning, scenic and undulating Sportive style 90 km ride on very quiet country roads with a country pub lunch/stop. There's plenty of climbing but nothing super steep so with a compact and a bit of fitness all should be fine.
Where is it happening?
The ride will start and finish in Hampton Bishop, just outside of the cathedral city of Hereford.
If you want to stay over there’s a very good campsite about a mile and a half from the ride start/finish, plus good B&B option 3 miles away in the next village.
Anything for partners and/or nippers?
Herefordshire is a very pretty county and there's plenty of opportunity for strolls with an ice cream along the river bank, great open parks and pretty, sleepy black and white villages with quaint antique shops.
Do I have to ride an old road bike?
Riding retro is certainly encouraged if at all possible but if you haven't got anything ready then modern is acceptable (although expect some good natured ribbing). There will be a ‘best in show’ rosette for the sweetest old school ride.
Flag up that you're planning to come below and we'll add to the list of attendees (updated 19th July 2010)
The Brave Knight
djoptix + 3?
Details for on the day:
- meet at 10 a.m. for a 10.30 a.m. start
- we have permission to park at Hampton Bishop Village Hall (about 300m from the start of the ride) http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/communi ... ehall.aspx
. I'll be there at 10 a.m. (PM me if you're due to arrive before then) but in case I'm not around then please park as far away from the Village Hall itself (near the overflow cemetry
- bring a few Powerbars or the like as we'll be away from civilisation
- decent climbing gears recommended (as above, a compact is a good idea but not essential) as are decent brakes
- any tyres will do but best to leave your handmade silk tubs at home
- a beer in the garden afterwards (or inside if the weather is inclement)?