Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale time

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toomsie
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Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale time

Postby toomsie » 14 Apr 2015, 1:44pm

Any GroupRide & Sportives that don't start on carboot sale time that is Saturday before 9.30 and all day Sunday.
Majority of car boot sales are on a Sunday and start early and I go to Wimbledon or Denham early on a Saturday.
Its bad enough that he majority of car boot sale start the same time.

Occasionally, I go out on a club ride around Surrey with CadenceCentre, but I cant help thinking how much this
ride is costing me in lost revenue. £50-£70+. :(

eileithyia
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Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Postby eileithyia » 14 Apr 2015, 6:04pm

I take you attend car boots as a vendor? I have had to work shifts all my working life inc a variety of shifts over weekends, I've had to adapt my cycling life around this and cycle on other days..... depending on where you live there may well be like minded people who ride mid-week, there certainly are around the NW.
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Moodyman1

Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Postby Moodyman1 » 14 Apr 2015, 10:02pm

My son plays football on Sundays. I often have to miss group cycling. So I do my rides around work and family commitments. That's life.

Dynamite_funk
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Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Postby Dynamite_funk » 14 Apr 2015, 10:10pm

Why not start a ride group yourself? If you are in this position I'm sure other are too, with longer days now a reality, early starts are not a necessity. Perhaps look to local cycle shops or forums? From small acorns etc etc :wink:

toomsie
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Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Postby toomsie » 15 Apr 2015, 7:05pm

I live in Croydon. I am surprised that there isn't many midweek groups.

Dynamite_funk
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Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Postby Dynamite_funk » 15 Apr 2015, 7:55pm

Regular Tuesday ride here?

http://anerleybc.org/rides/

toomsie
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Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Postby toomsie » 16 Apr 2015, 4:20pm

Many thanks. That will be useful.

Grandad
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Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Postby Grandad » 16 Apr 2015, 10:31pm

Meridian CC are not far from Croydon http://meridiancycling.weebly.com/

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Re: Any Group rides & Sportives don't start on carboot sale

Postby MikeF » 17 Apr 2015, 7:37pm

Plan your own ride(s)? You can go where, when, and as fast or slow as you want.
"It takes a genius to spot the obvious" - my old physics master