FNRttC Friday Night Ride Manchester-Morecambe 4th August 2017.

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by Andrew Br, 25 Apr 2017.

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  1. Andrew Br

    Andrew Br Still part of the team !

    Location:
    Chorlton Cum Hardy
    The hilly, Northerly ride is back on 4th August this year.
    I'll post more info, including sign-up details, in a little while but it's probably a good time to look at train bookings.

    We start from Central Manchester (Albert Square, in front of the town-hall) so any of the main MCR stations are good arrival points. Trains from the South tend to come into Piccadilly. If you're travelling by Virgin Trains you must have a bike reservation unless you're bringing a folding bike or you want to dismantle and cover your "big" bike.
    Since we have breakfast in Lancaster after a short visit to Morecambe, it's probably best to book trains back from there.

    Last year's thread is here:- https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/friday-night-ride-manchester-morecambe-5th-august.201985/ and there are links to previous year's rides as well.

    I'm not planning to change the route or the food stops.

    Please feel free to ask any questions.

    Andrew
     
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  2. wanda2010

    wanda2010 Veteran

    Location:
    London
    In!

    Tickets booked too.
     
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  3. mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

    have wanted to do this ride for ages, but it's the end of LEL: i'll try to make if:
    • i can get away from the control i'm in and
    • i can stay awake after volunteering for a week.
    But this might be possible. Cracking ride, I'd try to combine it with a stay oop north
     
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  4. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Will see if I can get leave.....
     
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  5. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Errrm...hmmm...no questions. Count me in.
     
  6. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Yes please.
     
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  7. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
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    Tickets from where? Can't find them on sale yet..
    Got the leave BTW...
     
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  8. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Virgin West Coast (the actual operator) won't let you reserve cycle spaces online.
    Virgin East Coast…does. Euston-Manchester ticket with bike space booked, £22....
    No cheap tickets from Lancaster as yet, it seems....
     
  9. wanda2010

    wanda2010 Veteran

    Location:
    London
    I'd booked mine when Virgin had a sale back in March. I don't yet have a bike space for the return so this could be interesting.
     
  10. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Still £92 Lancaster-Euston this morning (!)....
     
  11. Gordon P

    Gordon P There's no Calvados? I'll have a beer or a whisky

    Location:
    London E3
    I am hatching a plan to do this and then ride 4 miles down the coast to Heysham. I can catch a ferry from there to Douglas, which connects with a ferry to Belfast, arriving just after midnight on Sunday morning. Later that day I would either take the train or ride to (London)Derry and thence to Malin Head, turn south and several days later arrive at Mizen Head. Then ride to Cork and come home.
     
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  12. User10571

    User10571 Guest

    That sounds like a cracking ride!
     
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  13. StuartG

    StuartG slower but further

    Location:
    SE London
    Disappointed in you Gordon. Thought you could at least ride on water.
     
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  14. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Train back from Lancaster to Euston booked. First class for the third year in a row..

    But I got a bike reservation this time :dance:
     
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  15. wanda2010

    wanda2010 Veteran

    Location:
    London
    Timely reminder to attempt same, having finally realised I'd only booked London to Manchester leg :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: 17 May 2017
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