Turbo Club - Meet Ups / Events

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

  1. peterob

    peterob Senior Member

    Location:
    Chester
    Cheers Andy - I appreciate that :smile:. I'll take a good look at your route.

    We're planning on catching the 5:30pm ferry after reaching Newhaven. The first one the next day won't get us into Dieppe until 2pm so need to get the 5:30 one. I'm assuming an average of 12mph which will help dictate the start point/time in London. Two of us will be cycling Chester to London over two days beforehand, so the slower pace to Paris will be welcome ;)

    The French side of the route I'm planning looks really quite nice with plenty of off-road cycle paths (mainly along the Avenue Verte) and enters Paris from the West along wooded paths.
     
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  2. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Good luck Peter. We set off at 8.30 from Tower bridge. With 2 stops we made it to Newhaven with about 45 mins to spare

    French side is something quite lovely. deserted roads and endless miles of cycle routes. We had to leave the Avenue Verte to get to stay at our hotels/guest houses, but we rode 30-40 miles on the verte
     
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2018
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  3. bobinski

    bobinski Guru

    Location:
    Tulse Hill
    I took an alternative route to Newhaven that supposedly has less traffic and it was good. I can post it if you are interested. Goes around Lewes. Newhaven is a bit of a pit. We timed our arrival for 2 hours before boarding giving time to stock up on some food. There are not many options and we ended up having McDonald’s.
     
    Last edited: 18 Feb 2018
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  4. peterob

    peterob Senior Member

    Location:
    Chester
    Any suggestions of good routes welcomed thanks @bobinski :rolleyes:

    Thanks!
     
  5. Goldwolfie

    Goldwolfie Senior Member

    Location:
    Chesterfield
    @Randyberlin - Apologies as I've just spotted your post. My email address that was attached to my CC account was
    defunct, but now updated, so should pick up alerts from now on. I haven't been monitoring this forum either, but will from now on, as there seems to be a few events being planned that I could be interested in joining.

    Sounds like you are in the process of planning an interesting trip around this year's DD - heading North from Peterborough to Scotland. I see Andy mentioned that I may do a bit of touring at times, but what I generally do is say around an 80 mile trip to somewhere for a football match, or to see a friend, stay overnight and cycle home the next day. Two days of those sort of mileages is normally quite enough for me.

    Today we are having some of the weather you are probably more used too, so thoughts of outdoor riding is far from my mind, but want to start planning a few trips for when the weather picks up.

    Would be really good to catch up with you during your trip, and possible ride a 'few' miles together on your journey North - perhaps we could try a bit of slow speed drafting.

    BTW my Skegness trip was a West to East route from my home in Chesterfield, so unlikely to help your planning.

    Good luck with the planning, and hopefully you'll get to meet a few of 'Team's on your travels.
     
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  6. kipster

    kipster Veteran

    Location:
    Hampshire
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  7. bobinski

    bobinski Guru

    Location:
    Tulse Hill
  8. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
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  9. bobinski

    bobinski Guru

    Location:
    Tulse Hill
    Nipper and I watched Kill Command the other day in part about autonomous drones. All very scary! Decent sci fi.
     
  10. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Battery life is apparently around 15mins, and max speed is 20mph.
     
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  11. berty bassett

    berty bassett Veteran

    Location:
    I'boro
    As long as you carry it and a battery pack feel free
    Looks good
     
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  12. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Really only for slower sports, ideal for me cycling up a mountain :laugh:
     
  13. maxap

    maxap Well-Known Member

    Whats this about the Pyrenees? I am going end of June, - near Lourdes. Where are you guys going?
     
  14. We're going the 29th of June and stopping at Bagnères-de-Luchon,
     
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