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Forumers' 'actual' ride

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 14 Jul 2007.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Assuming the interest was there, how logistically possible would it be to arrange a forumers' ride over a weekend next spring/summer/autumn?

    A route and overnight accommodation somewhere in central-ish England, such as Birmingham or Manchester (for our northern and foreign chums :?: ).
    Meet up on a Friday evening/Sat. morning, cycle an agreed distance (a loop of 100 miles, for example) and back for a cake stop and a half. Then head for home on Sunday.

    Anyone interested, or has a similar idea?
    :?:
     
  2. nickwill

    nickwill New Member

    Location:
    Kendal
    We had a few C+ forum rides, usually fairly regionally based. A group of us used to meet up a couple of times a year in North Lancs, and Yorkshire.

    I would certainly be game to meet up with some other forumers for the day, depending on location.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I would like to do it but would need a long lead in time to be able to arrange things from here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    Sounds like it could be a good idea, I'd certainly be interested.

    :eek: :blush: :laugh:
     
  5. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    I'd be interested
     
  6. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    At the risk of losing my lurker status, me too!
     
  7. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    I'd think about giving it a go.
     
  8. gbyers

    gbyers New Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Audaxes are well established and sportives are growing in popularity all the time.

    A forum version of either would be good. The far flung nature of members would be biggest obstacle I suspect.

    But I'd give it a go.
     
  9. I'd be well up for that. I need an objective to train towards and I don't want to be left in everyone's wake panting like a distressed seal. So early next summer should give me enough time to get fitter.
     
  10. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    I'd be up for that.
    Can we all bring our baby elephants?
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Glad to see some positive replies. :blush:
    I know there have been a lot of 'local' rides, but if some of the far-flung forumers (like myself) can get to a rendezvous then it would really be a reflection of the forum.
    We could camp, B&B, hotel ot hostel somewhere suitable, in the area of a good ride.
    Apathy is the biggest problem, I suspect (guilty of it myself, at times) but this is certainly do-able! :eek:
     
  12. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    How about attaching a charity tag to it and generating interest that way? I'd certainly be interested, but I'll bet many more people would if it were for, say, Cancer Research or some similar wide-reaching cause?

    I believe the larger charitable organisations can now provide resources to help you raise funds on their behalf, which may be useful.

    Bren
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    A good idea, Big Bren, but I am personally CR@P at raisng money or asking frinds and family for it.
    If people want to make it a charity event, then that's fine, but I'll be doing it for myself with the sole intention of riding with other forumers. :eek:
     
  14. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    Agree with Dayvo re charity, no objection but my friends and relatives have been tapped up enough over recent years as a result of me cycling.
     
  15. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Well, who you ask is not really an issue for anyone other than you - my suggestion was more about making the ride an 'event' thus increasing interest and participation.

    Alternatively, make it a ride to protest at the shabby treatment of C+ forumers by Future Publishing - that should garner some interest! :eek:

    Bren