Turbo Club - Meet Ups / Events

Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by TurboTommy, 24 Sep 2017.

  1. OP
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    TurboTommy

    TurboTommy Veteran

    Location:
    Camden, London
    So long as you bring a tow rope I don’t think anyone will complain :tongue:
     
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  2. theboxers

    theboxers TheBoxers on Bkool

    Location:
    OTC (on the couch)
    You're on :okay:. Just need an mot/insurance/hotel or campsite. Oh and money to pay for all of the above :unsure:.
     
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  3. Soarerv8

    Soarerv8 Über Member

    Sorry only just saw this, yes definitely up for that
     
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  4. Im only an hour away and could pop up north and ride the flats of Lincolnshire
     
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  5. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    We've got hills, there is one near Navenby, see :tongue:
     
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  6. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Veteran

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    Any route suggestions? I generally want to head towards Scotland. Distances of between 60 and 100 miles. I saw @Goldwolfie did a Skegness ride last summer.

    https://www.cyclinguk.org/journey-planner#
     
  7. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    Location:
    I'boro
    Once your near the east coast you could latch onto the London Edinburgh audax route - not bad and misses most the hills out
     
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  8. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Randy if you're heading North from Peterborough, then you will be heading towards Hull, over the Humber River. The wolds in North Lincolnshire. Then up into Yorkshire, from there you could either go further north or north west to take in Cumbria. Scotland border not so far then. Lee has done a fair bit of touring, goldwolfie too I believe.
     
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  9. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Veteran

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    Have you done that ride? It looks like it takes place every 4 years. with the miles you put in maybe a 2 day ride for the 1400 km.
    I was thinking of North on the east coast and South down the west coast or lake district / Dales.
     
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  10. Randyberlin

    Randyberlin Veteran

    Location:
    Sitka, Alaska
    I don't think we should mention Hull and Berty in the same post. I think that's where he got run over.
     
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  11. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    It was Bardney(i think) near Lincoln. Its out in the countryside, just unlucky to meet SMIDSY driver. More lucky to be alive!
     
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  12. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    Location:
    I'boro
    i've done a bit of it -went from my house at a sort of north east direction , bumped into the l-e route , stayed on it to edingburgh then carried on to the top - from what i remember it wasnt a bad route
    if you are coming down the west side of scotland - the further north you are the hillier it is , as you come down it is well worth ( in my humble opinion ) to hop onto Arran then hop off the other side as the scenery is amazing ( its another place i fell off just looking around instead of the road !) and you miss glasgow
    i am sure our Scottish members will steer you right
    only other thing i can say is it would be well worth taking some time planning a route round the Manchester area - i didn't and i hated going through warrington - there must be a quieter route
     
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  13. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    Location:
    I'boro
    mg4Cr.gif just a flesh wound :laugh:
     
  14. Jim Brown

    Jim Brown go on then.. just one more...

    Location:
    Arrochar
    I agree with both route recommendations however the Warrington/Manchester diversion isn’t that easy without coming ‘back in land’ and hitting hills - it is however a lovely part of the world heading down through east Lancashire and Derbyshire. Coming down the West of Scotland, head for Oban then take the ferry’s through the western isles, down Kintyre over to Arran, then down through Ayrshire/Dumfries - Lovely.. I’m heading the other way this summer on a short loop tour from home.

    Summer’s coming... :sun::bicycle::hyper::hyper:
     
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  15. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs

    Yes, we started at Tower bridge. I'll dig out the route for you if you want. We went over the Ditchling Beacon down into Brighton and along the coast to Newhaven.

    Here you go https://www.strava.com/activities/1159842738

    You can see we made an error just outside Brighton and could of taken a more direct route into Brighton. You can alter the route to suit you. The route right along the front of the cliff is nice(except we have terrible rain from Brighton to Newhaven)
    The route finishes a few yards from the ferry entrance.


    Are you staying overnight in Newhaven before catching ferry? You will know there are only a few crossing per day . The afternoon ferry gets you into Dieppe very late. It makes the first day an early start and you must keep the pace up(12mph). I know it doesn't sound alot, but with novices it's plenty.

    Once in Dieppe the route Becomes alot more relaxing in pace, there is no time penalty issues with catching ferries
     
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2018
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