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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:59 pm 
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Anybody here riding this 88k Sportive on 5th Oct?

In the meantime, could anybody recommend any good road routes for training around the S.Manchester/Altrincham area?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:04 pm 
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Sorry about the delay! I had wondered about riding it - but it's very hilly! Takes in Cat and Fiddle and Axe Edge and some nasty climbs between Leek and Stoke to finish. Could be tempted if there's few more interested.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:07 pm 
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I'm interested... tell me more...!

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Try this -

www.cftrust.org.uk/pressoffice/pressrel ... e_2008.doc

There's an entry form etc. which you can download.

Sean Kelly, Malcolm Elliott, Martin Earley rode last year - along with 1290 others.

Bit of a bind for me getting to Stoke early though. It would have to be early to make sure I had enough time to get round without needing lights!

How does a hilly 55 road miles compare to 20 off-road miles in the Peaks?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:48 pm 
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So does it start and end in Stoke - probably give it a miss if it does (too many motor logistics)... the C & F climb out of Macc is a 7 mile grind - sort of thing Typhoid Eddie does before an early morning bowel movement, mind... ;-)

I'd say 21 miles in the Peaks would be about the same as 55 hilly road miles - both aids to a good night's sleep!

Mr K


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It starts and finishes at Brian Rourke's shop in Burslem which is not an easy place to get to from here. Also, I don't know what parking would be like, I expect there will be a lot of cars from riders travelling to the event from a distance.

I was reckoning that the effort of last weekend would be similar to riding this. At least the surface won't be as slippery if (when?) needing to walk!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:22 pm 
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I've just entered (along with a mate who is 17kilos lighter...great!)

Entry is £15 here:
https://www.activeeurope.com/Home/

Proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis.

cat & fiddle not so bad (bit like a small alp) but there are some still long steeper climbs on route...


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Good luck to anyone riding on Sunday. I hope the weather's not going to be as bad as the forecasts appear to say it will be.

I decided not to ride as I'm just not fit enough to get me over those hills!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:34 pm 
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Well, how did you get on?

Any reports?


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