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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

    Does Phil Ligget also turn out each year or is his name just used to promote the event!!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    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.