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Do the Great North Bike ride anyone?

Discussion in 'Sportives' started by GaryA, 28 Aug 2007.

  1. GaryA

    GaryA Subversive Sage

    Location:
    High Shields
    Anyone enjoy the GNR on sunday?
    Seahouses to Tynemouth..perfect weather, nice route (dodgy signposting though) We only had one 15 min stop as my Bro is a toon fan and wanted to get back for the boro-toon match arrrived tynemouth 12.30 ave 16.4 not bad for slicked MTB's...only 2 other MTbs in front of us lots of roadies ( lots of who 'cheated' by using road section shortcuts)..not that its a race of course...rush for 1pm ferry to S.Shields in house Cleadon 1.20 well whacked but happy
    Back next year defo:smile:

    If you were there show us yours then:tongue:



    http://www.marathon-photos.com/mara...K/2007 Sports/Great North Bike Ride;match=438
     
  2. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    No, I didn't even though I live in Tynemouth - you should have popped in for a cuppa, Gary! Our club used to make it nice 100 miler by riding out from Newcastle at about 6am to the start though no one seemed bothered this year (or last year) unfortunately. Had a great ride on Monday though, even got slightly sunburned...
     
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    GaryA

    GaryA Subversive Sage

    Location:
    High Shields
    Well theres always next year FM;) I doubt I could manage a 100miler to the start as well though :sad:...mind you the conditions were perfect this and last year..sunny fresh moderate tail wind so....statistically next year it'll be in a south-easterly rainstorm which may scupper plans to take it easy for a change, catch some rays and the Northumberland scenery
    This is the third offically 'leisure ride event' where we have 'bombed it' like kids...time to grow up...hmmm now would they allow me to participate with a one-year old in a carrier- that would slow me down....! :smile:;)
     
  4. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Well, you're welcome to pop in any time if we're around - PM me for details.
     
  5. urbanfatboy

    urbanfatboy Über Member

    Location:
    Masham
    oh hey, i think we got 3 gnbr threads now
     
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    GaryA

    GaryA Subversive Sage

    Location:
    High Shields
    This is mine from last year- I'm surprised its still around!

    And our piccys are still on the website- thats me in the blue- this year i used a slicked GT avalanche 0.0