England : Lincolnshire Bardney Loop Sunday 11th March

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by tallliman, 28 Dec 2017.

  1. tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    Calling @Supersuperleeds, @13 rider, @Lilliburlero, @wajc, @Saluki and anyone else near Bardney.

    @Supersuperleeds, @13 rider and myself have spent a lot of this year doing silly century rides to Lincolnshire just to get the train home. Seeing there are at least 2 other cc-ers nearby, I was wondering if we could coordinate a ride together whereupon the 3 of us (and @Lilliburlero if he wants) will ride upto Bardney, stop for lunch in the faux railway station (around 12:30) meet anyone who wishes to join us and then ride a slow 25-30mile loop to the North of Bardney. After that, we'll head for the train!

    Here's a prospective route of the loop bit as an idea: https://www.strava.com/routes/11482191

    I was thinking of doing this in March as I'm free apart from the weekend of the 24/25th.

    Do people fancy trying this out? Which weekend would suit? Feel free to tag more Lincolnshire people!

    (Hope I've explained myself ok!)
     
  2. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Pro sandbagger

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Sounds good to me, will let you know if I can make it nearer the time.

    I need to find out if the train you get back goes to Burton on Trent.
     
  3. OP
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    tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    It doesn't, it's Lincoln to Leicester stopping at nearly every station....I guess you could change at Nottingham but I don't know if you can get a direct train to Burton.
     
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  4. Lilliburlero

    Lilliburlero Pro sandbagger

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    Thanks, will look into it :thumbsup:
     
  5. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    I should be in. Currently sat in nice pie so will look at the route when I get home. If we do it towards the end of the month it might be a special ride for me
     
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  6. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Nice pie? Will there be pie? :wahhey:
     
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    tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    Well, it can't be the 24th as I'm in Newcastle! The full route from Lufbra is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/11158778
     
  8. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    Nice Pie is a tea room that a few of us go to on a regular basis.
     
  9. 13 rider

    13 rider Guru

    Location:
    leicester
    Count me in .
    Paging @Saluki
     
  10. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Seeing as I live in Bardney it would be rude of me to decline if I am available, that said it is a few days after my birthday and we are often away for that.

    The route looks interesting mainly narrow country lanes with one short section of A road. I have rode my bike on all those roads on hundreds of occasions and will likely do so a few times before the event.
     
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  11. wajc

    wajc Senior Member

    Hi, I'd be up for a meet if I'm free - it will be good to see other max square/cluster enthusiasts/cc ers

    I shall be riding the Bomber County Audax on the 17th and may get involved in the Easter Fleches to York on the 30th/31st as well that month though.

    I've had a look at your routes and was going to suggest a more pleasant route in to Lincoln (along the Sustrans path) but I see that you've ticked those squares off already and I guess that's not the main point of the ride.

    I may meet up with you on the way to Bardney - then I can act as a look out when you're trespassing, I mean exploring on Sir James Dysons land. Can't imagine he'll be there to shout 'Get orff my land!" though.

    Cheers

    Paul
     
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    tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    @wajc, you've seen through my square grabbing plan!! :laugh: That image is a bit out of date now!

    Lots of interest so far but which day is best for everyone? Discounting ones that people have mentioned leaves the 3rd/4th/10th/11th?
     
  13. Saluki

    Saluki I've run away with my friends to..

    Location:
    ...New Tealandia
    Count me in. I work every Saturday though. I either need a bit of notice to swap a shift/book a holiday or could we do a Sunday at all?
     
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  14. Chris Doyle

    Chris Doyle I’m just that somewhere in between....

    Room for one more?

    @Lilliburlero there is a train direct from Nottingham to burton.
     
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    tallliman

    tallliman Über Member

    @Chris Doyle, of course! My only word of warning is that we may have to split between two trains if there's 5 of us....it should be ok but I guess we should be open to the possibility!

    Would Sunday the 10th of March suit everyone?
     
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