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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:32 pm 
National & North West AEC
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The Retrobike National MTB Event Series 2014

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:: Date: Sunday 27th April 2014
:: Time: 10am for a 10:30am start.
:: Meeting at: Radnor Road Car Park, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6NU

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This is a totally different car park to any of the ones we have used before. As you get closer there is a lot of single lane country roads, and they have suffered. Unfortunately this is the same for most of the roads round here, nothing i could do about that! I highly recommend coming in to this carpark from the North via Peaslake

here is a map for those that can't click...
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...and here is a streetview. The turning into the carpark if you are coming from the north is on the left
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:: Terrain: Swooping downhills, lots of lovely singletrack, social fireroads and the occasional *cough* climb

:: NO HELMET, NO RIDE

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:: Route: For those of you who like maps, here is one of the route, with elevation data
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We'll be taking in some of the old favourites like Barry knows Best, Telegraph Row and Yoghurt Pots, not to mention a few neo-classics (to me, anyway) like Evian and Snakes and Ladders. Measured at 18 miles, this is solely dependant on the weather. The post lunch loops are specifically designed for shortening or lengthening as time and conditions allows.

There is a lunch stop half way round, and yes it is the scene of burgergate, however...The pub is currently being run by volunteers, and as such isn't doing food. The village stores over the road have very generously offered to make sandwiches for us. A menu will be going up shortly, with prices. All we ask is that you buy a pint/coke/tea at the pub to help them along.

GPS and strava data is also available, drop bobcatmax a PM for links

:: Accomodation:
If anyone is planning to stay over night please contact bobcatmax, who will do his best to help organise something for you.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:12 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:18 pm 
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:D ........Right.......colours to the mast time........it's a three or four hour drive for me, but I'm coming..........

Is there any camping available if I try to spread the travelling over two days?.........


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:23 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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I'm in for definate... missed last years as I was in hospital, having amputated most of my fingers a few days earlier :facepalm:

Watch out for the out of control rider on the downhills :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:25 pm 
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Feet, will see what I can find out for you


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:46 pm 
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right, as far as camping goes, this place is about as close as you can get...

http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/holmbury


this is also quite close - gets very good reviews. 4 miles away

http://etherleyfarm.co.uk/

also close-ish
http://newhousefarmnewdigate.com/ - 10 miles
and
Horsley Campsite - 10.5 miles


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:31 pm 
gold | rider | rBoTM
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I'm in ,
Had one bike to choose from last time . Now there's , er , several :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:26 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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Right Gents,

For all those wanting food, I absolutely, positively have to your choices by Friday the 18th, that gives you a week and a bit to PM me with your choices

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:55 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Missed it last year, but will make it this time. I'm in.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:34 pm 
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BobCatMax wrote:
right, as far as camping goes, this place is about as close as you can get...

http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/holmbury


this is also quite close - gets very good reviews. 4 miles away

http://etherleyfarm.co.uk/

also close-ish
http://newhousefarmnewdigate.com/ - 10 miles
and
Horsley Campsite - 10.5 miles



Brilliant......thank you very much for the effort you have made, I will sort one of them....... :D


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