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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:10 am 
National & North West AEC
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The Retrobike National Event Series 2012
With support from Bikefood
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The Anglian and Lincolnshire Group is proud to present...
Round 2: The Thetford Classic


:: Date: Saturday 24th of March 2012
:: Time: 10am for a 10:30am start.
:: Meeting at: Brandon Country Park Visitor Centre, Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0SU Map here.
:: Terrain: Lots of singletrack, more singletrack, a few bomb holes and sweet fire road climbs.

:: NO HELMET, NO RIDE

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:: Routes: Morning ride (approx 11 miles) will be round the natural singletrack of Brandon Country Park. Afternoon ride (approx 12 miles) will be over the road at High Lodge taking in the Red Route.

:: Directions: Brandon Country Park Visitor Centre is situated on the B1106. from the A11 this is the Elveden Cross Road, signposted for Brandon & Centre Parks. traveling from the A11 towards Brandon the Brandon Country Park Visitor Centre is on the left. Parking is Pay & Display, £2.50 all day. Please use the Orchard car park behind the care home.

:: If anyone is staying over we can offer also a Sunday ride which will take in the Black Route plus some off-piste riding. Please state if you are staying over for the Sunday ride.

:: There is a Travel Lodge at Barton Mills (10 miles away) or a Travel Inn in Thetford (2 miles away). Other accomodation is available locally.

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Last year 47 people turned out for some great riding around the trails of Thetford.

Sign up now!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:30 am 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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Planning on being on this ride too

Note: other riders may need ear plugs if you're within 400yds of me when I'm riding/falling off ;)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:04 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Aye, put me down for this.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:24 pm 
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Oh yes 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:38 pm 
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I am up for this, how do i sign up?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:39 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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pat_arch wrote:
I am up for this, how do i sign up?


Just say you are attending the event.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:15 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Oui.

I'll be on something fast for this, Thetford isnt as ploddy as the hilly stuff. Its flat with gradients. So expect something with drops, maybe, possibly...

I think we did 20 miles first ride, then 25 the next one time, at band camp.

If you've not been before, theres lots of exposed tree roots which can be darn annoying with the wrong tyres.

Also, in my own personal experience, there can be the odd angry modern rider, the sort that comes in shouting, rides ferociously for 20 minutes, shouts a bit more and goes home. I only seem to see these at Thetford, rarely at other rides. Cannock only attracts quizzical bemused looks at my cantis from the modern riders .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:32 am 
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Yep, i'll be there :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:22 am 
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i'll be going on this one, hopefully i'll be riding a klein attitude.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:53 am 
Windmilling for a Scotch Egg
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It's just too far for me to come unfortunately - 8hr round trip :-( . I need to be back home on the Sunday. Looks ace too.
Cost of diesel and accommodation is a major factor too.


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