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Anyone doing this?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by asterix, 6 Aug 2007.

  1. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    ..The Phil and Friends

    I haven't done it lately but did so in 2002, 2003 and 2004. It's quite tough - e.g. Winnats Pass just after lunch! - but a great ride in good countryside. ..and all in a good cause..
     
  2. Bokonon

    Bokonon Über Member

    I'm intending to do it this year. Didn't bother last year as the weather was horrible.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Does Phil Ligget also turn out each year or is his name just used to promote the event!!
     
  4. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Location:
    Limoges or York
    Yes, Phil does turn out at least some years - I even shared a lunch table with him (and half a dozen others) a while back.

    There are usually some fairly able riders around who share a few words before shooting off into the distance.. Whether they are pros or not I don't know but I hope so!
     
  5. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I'm doing it. This will be my thrid attempt at the ride.


    The first time Winnats proved to be too much for me and I failed to finish.

    The Second time I was ready for winnats but sadly the bike wasn't; I had to retire after snapping several spokes in my rear wheel.
     
  6. hulver

    hulver Fat bloke on a bike

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Thread necromancy to ask if anybody else is doing this ride this year?

    I will be doing it, but I've still not decided on the 100km or the 150km route. I checked that I could do holme moss on Sunday, and I managed it. Impressive view though, I had to stop and admire it several times. :biggrin:

    I've failed Winnats before, so if I do the 150km route I'll be walking most of that I suspect.