South Downs Way

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sisavedbygrace
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South Downs Way

Postby sisavedbygrace » 8 Jul 2018, 10:40pm

Anyone riding the SDW next Saturday?

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LinusR
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Re: South Downs Way

Postby LinusR » 9 Jul 2018, 8:06am

Several thousand I imagine. Good luck if you are taking part https://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/bike-rides/south-downs-way-off-road-bike-ride If you are not part of the event it is best to avoid Saturday. I'm still only halfway through my four separate day rides riding from station-to-station along the route.

sisavedbygrace
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Re: South Downs Way

Postby sisavedbygrace » 9 Jul 2018, 4:17pm

Thanks I am, really looking forward to it, although it’s going to be a tough day.

gnvqsos
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Re: South Downs Way

Postby gnvqsos » 11 Jul 2018, 11:41pm

are you doing Buster Hill to Berry Head

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Re: South Downs Way

Postby gnvqsos » 28 Jul 2018, 6:13am

This seems like an effective way to alienate anyone seeking some p and q in the Downs.100 miles offroad is a tougbh challenge,and for many, possibly dangerous given the hot weather.The organiser should be given a meddle.

flat tyre
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Re: South Downs Way

Postby flat tyre » 28 Jul 2018, 8:14pm

Who or what will he be given a meddle with?

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Re: South Downs Way

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Jul 2018, 8:24pm

Gets a lot of publicity but seems unnecessary to me, there must be quieter ways of raising money and awareness
Cycling? Of course, but it is far better on a Gillott.. Alternative facts welcome

gnvqsos
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Re: South Downs Way

Postby gnvqsos » 28 Jul 2018, 10:05pm

I would rather see a mass readathon where CTC members read backcopies of the CTC magazine-that would be mentally challenging reading about the merits of a dished rear wheel,dia-compe brakes and leather saddles and chafing.

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Re: South Downs Way

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Jul 2018, 9:59am

gnvqsos wrote:I would rather see a mass readathon where CTC members read backcopies of the CTC magazine-that would be mentally challenging reading about the merits of a dished rear wheel,dia-compe brakes and leather saddles and chafing.

That is what we are already doing, reading these fora
The fora are the new Gazettes

The event may raise a lot of money but it causes a lot of motor traffic and trouble. Besides in the summer health problems are quite likely
I would prefer to take part in the biggest Coffee Morning in the world
Or one could organise a Big Breakfast (Porridge)
Cycling? Of course, but it is far better on a Gillott.. Alternative facts welcome