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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:18 pm 
National & North West AEC
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The Retrobike National Event Series 2012
With support from Bikefood
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The North West Area group is proud to present...

Round 6: The Annual Retrobike ‘Day in the Peaks’ Ride 2012
(Formerly Mr K's Day in the Peaks)


:: Date: Saturday 15th September 2012
:: Distance/time: 20 miles approx spread out over a full day's riding with plenty of fuel stops and banter.
:: Meeting at: Woodbine Cafe, Hope at 10:00am for 10:30am start.
We'll also visit the Pennypot Cafe in Edale for the usual lunch stop and for some enlightening tales from EdEdwards.
[Restricted on road parking and a Pay and Display car park ~ Regular trains from Manchester and Sheffield]
:: Directions: Grid Ref: SK170835 ~ Postcode: S33 6RD
:: Accommodation: Plenty of options in and around the Hope Valley, including a campsite about half a mile from the start point, and the infamous Woodbine B&B.
:: Terrain: Rocky and natural Peak District tracks and trails with long climbs and longer descents. Can be a bit exposed on the moors so be prepared if the weather is inclement. Some short road sections but mostly off road. A few steep technical drops and plenty of rocks, glorious views and fast descents.
:: No helmet - No ride.

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:: The Legend of K: Although Mr Kawasaki shys away from any accolades, this is the original ride which set the format for Retrobike events in the years to follow.
It all began when Mr. K and Retroking#1 decided that it would be a good idea to meet up and ride on some of the finest natural trails the Peak District has to offer. This winning formula of great riding and a highly sociable, non competitive atmosphere has prevailed.
Year after year this event has been at the pinnacle of the Retrobike calendar and, as with last year, the NW&NW Area group will be taking the reigns as organisers and guides.
'The Ruddock' may or may not be in attendance. You just never know until you see him sipping a frappacino outside the Woodbine cafe on Saturday morning. Even then it's not an indication of whether or not he'll actually ride his bike at all.

:: Saturday evening and Sunday: The main ride will be on the Saturday as usual, followed by the now legendary evening pub quiz (probably).

:: Map: The route is a classic and is the same which has been used for the past four years. Here is link to Mr. K’s guide:
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en& ... 2f3b3&z=12

Aftermath threads for these rides can be found below. Let's hope that this year will be just as successful and just as memorable:

Aftermath 2008
Aftermath 2009
Aftermath 2010
Aftermath 2011

Hope to see you there!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:57 pm 
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yes please, i might even camp the night :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:57 pm 
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Location: Lurking in the bushes at the bottom of your mums garden....
My sister has moved to Grindleford, so I have no excuse really....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:59 pm 
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warpedboy2 wrote:
My sister has moved to Grindleford, so I have no excuse really....


just thinking up a suitable joke about your sister :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:08 am 
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Location: He doesn't live in "The You-Kay"; he lives in GREAT BRITAIN!
Yesindeedee I'll be there. This was the highlight- for me- of the Rb calendar last year. Highly reccomended if you've not been before.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:22 pm 
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hoping to attend this one :)

^^king of the climb last year^^ got to carry the porcelain monkey, lucky so-and-so :lol:

the descent down to the cafe is as fast as you dare, bloody good.

can't wait for the initial radio mast rampage climb :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:58 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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sign me up for 5 years on the trot, love this ride :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Yes please.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:34 pm 
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I would come as many of you covered heroic distances to be with us Macretro but.................I get back from two weeks foreign holiday the day before and will have blown my budget for further trips away so yet again I will miss the Peaks Meet :(

Its getting like elderly jews promising themselves that next year they shall return to the promised land but in fact never get there :roll:
Tomorrow Jerusalem..............
Tomorrow The Peaks Meet............


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I will see nearer the time, as it's a great ride but a 300 mile round trip.

Really enjoyed it in 2010 on my jones.


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