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cheshire cat sportive

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by alecstilleyedye, 11 Feb 2008.

  1. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    anyone here going to do it? i did the shorty last year, might try the long one this year :smile:
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Not sure - Mow Cop towards the end - it's not that hard - remember doing it a few times, but after a rather large mileage.....
     
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    I've entered the longer route and will hopefully be wearing a CC shirt.
     
  4. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    I've entered the long route. I've not yet done 100miles so I'm expecting it to be a challenge. Hopefully I'll also be wearing a cyclechat jersey.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    so will i, if they arrive…
     
  6. Did Mow Cop yesterday.

    A nice woman in a Merc A-class waited for me to zig-zag up past the parked car on the final steep 80 yard 1-in-4 bit
    (so she should, it was parked on her side and she was coming down the hill, but I was glad she did as I was using all my side of the road !)
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    It's just the final bit that's bad isn't it........ did it in a 42x21 last time I went up - some years ago....have a 39x21 now, but guess I'd need a 39x23 after a number of miles...

    I generally only do up to 50 miles as I get bored on my own, and it's usually a very hilly circuit, so could possibly stretch to the 97 mile one ???? Or might be safer with the short one....
     
  8. nom de plum

    nom de plum New Member

    Location:
    wilmslow ches.
    I'm doing the long route.
    I did mow cop today and have been doing it once a week for the last few weeks so it want be so daunting in March
     
  9. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    I'm hoping to get out and try it once before the day, want to know what I'm letting myself in for.
     
  10. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    I got up and rode mow cop last weekend. Only did 20miles before it, but now at least I know what I'm expecting. Was glad to get up it!

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  11. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    I rode it for the first time today.

    My mate sprinted off up the hill and stopped, camera ready, by the pub. There was no way I was going to give him the satisfaction of taking a photo of me with my foot down.
     
  12. longers

    longers Veteran

    Any pics to post here Redbike?

    All being well a couple of us are going to have a look next weekend. The rest of the route is flattish on the whole though isn't it?
     
  13. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    No I don't fancy posting any pics of me struggling up (And boy was I struggling)

    Yes, on the whole the route is pretty flat.
     
  14. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    Why has my picture not worked, all I can see is a box with a red cross in it? It is on blog, but you'll have to scroll down a bit.

    I was also struggling, but was so happy I made it.
     
  15. RedBike

    RedBike New Member

    Location:
    Beside the road
    Amy+at+the+steepest+bit.jpg

    Nice pic there Trio. Looks a lot flatter than I remember. I seem to remember a wall of tarmac.