Race to the East

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 25 Jan 2008.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Just thought I'd float an idea and see what you think...

    I'd like to set up a charity ride this summer, starting from Calais. There would be several teams of riders. The aim of each team would be to ride as far East as possible in four days (96 hours) using any route they like.

    What do you reckon?
  2. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    And how, pray, are we meant to get back? :biggrin:
  3. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    you don't...this is a cunning plan to rid the UK roads of those irritating cyclist types;):biggrin:
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    If you really go East you could all pay me a visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    so a bit like the gumball rally, but on bikes??
  6. simonali

    simonali Guru

    And if everyone goes a different way, how do you know who's won?
  7. OP

    Melvil Standard nerd

    One word: GPS

    I imagine Slovakia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary etc could all be within shooting distance.
  8. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I reckon fifty in my team. Flog the poor bastard on the front half to death. Drop him. Repeat 48 times.
  9. OP

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I'm afraid my rules would be the last man in the team after 96 hours would be measured so I'm afraid your 50-man team might not do so well!
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    I fear I'd get as far as a little cafe somewhere just off the ferry, serving cafe au lait and pain au chocolate and grind to a halt...:smile:
  11. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I'd make it to the Champagne reason and then give up in 'exhaustion'.

    I love the idea!! I have plans for this summer which me and the leg are focussing on enormously at the moment, but if you did it next summer, I'd be well up for it. Love the idea of a Gumball Rally but for beautiful bikes instead of rich people!!
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Whys it got to be for charity? Why can't it just be for fun?

    And if I read the rules right, if just one person can't go on, the whole team fails? Seems a bit harsh.
  13. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    How about it starts in Paris and the route goes west to, say, Brest. And then back again. And it is held every 4 years. Every man and woman for themselves, but we allow "bonding", alliances and support in kind. We may even attract some local interest.

    Or what about starting in London then visit Scotland's capital before heading back again. We could hold it every 4 years as well but making sure it does not clash with the French Ride.

    Or what about starting in Boston and heading to Montreal and back again. Or what about....

  14. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I reckon y'all come here and we do as many laps in 24 hours of the Birmingham inner ring road as we can.

    Last surviving cyclist wins.
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