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What cycling are you looking forward to in the coming months?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Bimble, 20 Mar 2017.

  1. Bimble

    Bimble Bimbling along ... Staff Member

    What rides, challenges or tours have you got coming up over the next few months?

    Anything you're looking forward to that you've been planning for a long while? Maybe just getting out and spending a day rolling steadily along in the lovely warm sunshine (it's coming, not long to wait now!)? ^_^ Maybe a tour or something adventurous that you've never tried before?
     
  2. johnnyb47

    johnnyb47 Über Member

    Location:
    Wales
    I'm planning a 70 mile ride this year to visit my dad. I honestly don't know whether or not i will achieve it but one thing for certain I'm going to give it a try.
     
  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    No specific journeys, but I'm looking forward to going trig point and OS bolt/bracket hunting, starting later this week.
     
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  4. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    Cycling home from work.(and the dentist on the brommy again)(sic)
     
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  5. Glow worm

    Glow worm Guru

    Location:
    Near Newmarket
    A mini solo tour of south Holland and bits of north Belgium in early July. I'll be aiming for Breda where my wife will join me for a couple of days. I'll then head back via bonkers Baarle Nassau which I have always wanted to visit (lots of islands of Belgian territory within NL).

    So the current plan is day 1 ride to Harwich, overnight ferry to the Hook, day 2 Hook to Willemstad, Day 3 Willemstad to Breda a couple of days there then day 6 Breda to Baarle Nassau, Day 7 Baarle Nassau to Hook of Holland Day 8 Harwich to Newmarket.

    Not the most adventurous of tours but I'm really looking forward to it.
     
  6. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    Location:
    N Ireland
    With only a few games in the Irish League football season left, I'm planning on cycling to at least one away game and I'm working on the logistics of a 70-80 mile round trip in 2 weeks.

    I've then booked my accommodation for my annual overnight pilgrimage to Athlone in May along the ever-developing Dublin to Galway greenway. Hoping to locate a few new sections this year. The weekend after I'll be riding the 120 mile Gran Fondo closed road sportive for the first time. Many say that it'll be too tough.

    I have also started looking at a family cycle trip from Belfast - Dublin - Holyhead - Chester - Birkenhead - Belfast with my wife (who has never cycled more than 22 miles in a day) and our 3 and 5 year old. I've been researching what is possible, what it safe, what is achievable then what trains there are and forever checking the ferries. My wife thinks it can't be done with 2 kids in a trailer but I'm determined and still working on it and still working on convincing her!
     
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  7. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    I'm considering doing the Cardiff Roubaix, if there are still places left when I've made up my mind! I want to do my first 100 miler at some point this summer as well.
     
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  8. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I'm down to ride LEL in July-August but there's a major risk I won't make it. Therefore I'm looking forward to the prep. rides I've set up:
    • This Saturday with my youngest - he's doing 100k getting used to tri-bars whilst I do a before-and-after ride to make it a round 200k
    • The GHS Memorial ride 100 in 8 on the 9th of April, I'll be riding with my 12yo
    • 300k Everybody Rides to Skeggy audax in April - complete that and I'm riding the
    • 400k Llanfair audax in May - finish Llanfair and I'm then riding
    • Hopefully a 600k 3 Coasts / E&W Coasts audax in June
    If I can get through all those I'm heading to LEL. If not then I've booked time off work and I might do some little rides elsewhere.
     
  9. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    Location:
    SW19
    Any would be good!

    Rehabbing my ACL.
    Primary caring for D2 through her ACL rehab (10 days in)
    And doing all domestic driving and shopping while Mrs PK rehabs a broken toe.
    All rather get in the way!

    I'm rapidly going stir crazy
     
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  10. oldfatfool

    oldfatfool Veteran

    Round and about in the Dales.

    If, and it is a big If, fitness level is high enough I might wander to the Alps for a week in August.
     
  11. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Any cycling will do when after a long gloomy winter, I can look up and see a blue sky and feel the sun's ethereal warmth on my face.
     
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  12. Pretty much everything on the FNRttC calendar, including -- and especially -- the 8-day tour in July. :okay:
     
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  13. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    Hoping to do more on 2 wheels this year, the trike is good but I miss my other bikes. :bicycle:
     
  14. Will Spin

    Will Spin Senior Member

    Just joined up with a friendly CTC (Cycling UK) group who do Wednesday rides. The meeting point for the start isn't very convenient from where I live, but it looks as if I can join up with the ride at the elevenses stop I most cases. Went out last week with them, glorious spring day, reasonable pace and beautiful Hants and Sussex scenery, looking forward to more.
     
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  15. Grant Fondo

    Grant Fondo Parks, Hotels and Palaces, Europe Endless.

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Anything that gets me out of couch potato mode will do!