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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:35 pm 
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http://www.james-walters.net/cleland/th ... -ride.html

Anyone know if there is a ride this Sunday?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:47 am 
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I organise the annual Cleland/Highpath owners reunion ride.

This is a very small event/meeting, of people involved in the early days of the sport in Britain. There are only a handful of bikes still in running order as they are 20 to 30 years old. (in some cases the owners have worn out before their bikes)

The event is usually attended by Geoff Apps, the father of British Mountain biking, who comes down from Scotland for the event.

It takes place whatever the weather and usually runs on after dark.

Details are on the Cleland Website.

http://www.james-walters.net/cleland/th ... -ride.html

Thanks,

Graham Wallace


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:07 pm 
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:D 8) :D HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEOFF :D 8) :D
:wink: :P :!: May all today's "digital shifts" be smoother than ever :!: :P :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:07 pm 
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2009 Birthday ride

This year's annual 'Cleland' reunion ride will take place on Sunday 6th December 2009.

Starting from the Petit Cafe (formally the Landon Tearooms) in Wendover Buckinghamshire.

This ride has a long tradition going back to when back in 1982, Geoff Apps' no getting off for the tricky bits philosophy, changed the nature of the local Roughstuff Fellowship ride forever.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:30 am 
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Preparations for the 2009 "Cleland" Birthday Ride are well underway.

This years Highlights include:

* Geoff Apps and his new 2010 model 29er Cleland

* a recently re-discovered and unrestored, 1983 Cleland Aventura (photo)

* rediscovered friends, from the pioneering days of mountain biking, joining
the ride once more

* lots of mud

RetroBikers welcome :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:04 am 
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That bicycle is a peach - get it in BoTM pronto!

What's the story behind the find??

Mr K


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:02 pm 
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Geoff Apps' new 2010 prototype, 29er Cleland.


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It was a good ride, with no precipitation, but plenty of mud.

At one point I thought I saw Geoff with an oxygen mask on as he was so high up on the new bike.

That 27 years visiting the same cafe, must be an MTB record.

The ultimate rolling mountain bike history lesson.

Thanks everyone for the chat and the good company, we'll do it all again next year, by then I'll have my bus pass, Ill also keep up the training.

:)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:34 pm 
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robertpb wrote:
It was a good ride, with no precipitation, but plenty of mud.

At one point I thought I saw Geoff with an oxygen mask on as he was so high up on the new bike.

That 27 years visiting the same cafe, must be an MTB record.

The ultimate rolling mountain bike history lesson.

Thanks everyone for the chat and the good company, we'll do it all again next year, by then I'll have my bus pass, Ill also keep up the training.

:)


Any pics!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:18 pm 
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No doubt Graham will be along soon with some pics.


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