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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:58 am 
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Dmn, that sounds lovely. Ed, you've planned it so far in advance that it's even outside my missus's visits-to-IKEA/the-in-laws blast zone! Let me look into how easy it is to get down from Manchester with bike, but I'm game if I can manage that.


Atherstone has a small station which is only 2.5 pleasantish miles from the brewery, although it suffers from limited services. Nuneaton has a big un which is about 6 - 7 miles away and involves a 'lovely' hack across a poorly laid out town :roll: Hope this helps.

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if anyone is comming by train and dose not want to ride to the brewery i could possibly offer a lift in my van, i live fairly close to the station. and am also trying to make the ride :D



you may, however, end up strangled in a local copse....depends on how mat's day is going.... :roll:


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For those who are interested i did a reccy of the route on Saturday. I was out for 3 hours and 45 mins with about 15 to 20 mins stops, so approx 3.5 hours riding. Dont have a computer or any of that modern stuff but i reckon on 15mph average comfortably, so somewhere between 48 and 55 ish miles. Only a 2 Mars Bar job :lol:


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Sounds excellent and with less than two months to go I've updated the participant list, a baker's dozen of the good and the great.


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I'm looking at this as Mountain Mayhem preperation. Need to practice my drinking beforehand.


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Please add me to the list, I'll be making an appearance.


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I've got this on my list of 'possibles' so I may be there. Sounds like it will be good.

I'll confirm for definite nearer the day.


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Excellent, a very tidy group is getting together - anyone care to share what they will be riding?


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Excellent, a very tidy group is getting together - anyone care to share what they will be riding?


Sorry Ed, I haven't got a tandem any more :roll: :wink:


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Excellent, a very tidy group is getting together - anyone care to share what they will be riding?


2003 us postal trek 5200 (living the fat lance dream!! 8) )


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Old Ned wrote:
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Excellent, a very tidy group is getting together - anyone care to share what they will be riding?


Sorry Ed, I haven't got a tandem any more :roll: :wink:


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you can go around twice then :lol:

Did another reccy on Sunday with my boss on a slightly longer route....lots more lovely Leicestershire lanes but it took the route out to 5 hours with approx 45 minutes of stops. I checked on a Google pedometer site and it comes out at just under 60 miles. Does anyone have a preference for either the 50 or the 60? Both routes are a figure of 8 so people have the option to bugger off back to the pub / brewery at approx 20 - 25 miles :roll:

There is planned pub stop towards the end with beer and old skool style cake on offer...i'll stick a google style route map up here soon.

I'll be coming on this...twiddling all the way around.


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