darlington "castle's ride" 85 miles aug 5th

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by theloafer, 18 Jul 2012.

  1. theloafer

    theloafer Guru

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    re the castles ride ... last year they had to shorten this one also :sad: due to a small section that gets awash with gravel and crap just after castle bolton... just had a e-mail from jeff they will be checking the route on tue 24 and he will let me know then if we will be doing offical route or the shortened one will let you know soon as​
     
  2. John_c

    John_c Active Member

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    Can you provide some details please, wouldnt mind a look at that seeing as ist local.
     
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    theloafer

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  4. John_c

    John_c Active Member

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    theloafer

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    hi john
    scroll down you will see where you can download an entry form mate if i remember its £4 or £6with a t-shirt you can sign on at the dolphin centre about 8-30 you will get a route then with a map :thumbsup:
    or drop jeff an e-mail ... Jeff.Dawson@darlington.gov.uk
     
  6. John_c

    John_c Active Member

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    cheers I'll drop Jeff a line, the application doesnt appear to relate to this event, its for the bikeathon last June.
     
  7. John_c

    John_c Active Member

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    Sorted I've got an entry form if anyone wants a copy?
     
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    theloafer

    theloafer Guru

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    ^_^ also have garmin info from last year (the shortened route) its not that much diff
     
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    theloafer

    theloafer Guru

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    had a e-mail today from jeff

    Full route , unless weather gets really wet again.

    Cheers http://connect.garmin.com/course/1728547

    Jeff Dawson
    Events Manager
    Cultural Services
    Darlington Borough Council
    The Dolphin Centre
    Horsemarket
    Darlington
    DL1 5RP
    Tel 01325 388427
    Internal Ext 2427
    www.darlington.gov.uk/darlingtonevents
     
  10. John_c

    John_c Active Member

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    Great ride today, (quite a few thunderstorms too spice things up, and falling of the bike 55miles in wasnt clever). But managed to complete it in 5hrs moving time and 5hrs 15mins in total.
     
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    theloafer

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    we got a little damp also had a guy from aycliffe with us just after the cafe stop in grinton he got a pu****re
    it was then the heavens opened:laugh: (sods law) but once your wet still a great ride though^_^

    hey john you going to give the hell`o the north a go in september 100 miler:whistle:
     
  12. John_c

    John_c Active Member

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    Ummm, might have to give that one some thought, lol.....
     
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    theloafer

    theloafer Guru

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    dont worry mate its not as hard as the castles..:thumbsup:
     
  14. John_c

    John_c Active Member

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    Do you have a garmin route map?
     
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    theloafer

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    ^_^ http://connect.garmin.com/activity/111868292 if you zoom in to hawes you will see we go straight through to hardraw :whistle: the offical route you need to take a left turn BRUNT ACCESS RD into hawes itself then out on the A684 to apperset then pick up the route after the tight humpbacked bridge (hawes can be busy ) that our excuse..:laugh:

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