FNRttC York to Hull Friday Night Ride - 23rd June 2017

Discussion in 'CycleChat and Recreational Rides' started by Flying Dodo, 20 Mar 2017.

  1. Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    This is a pre registration advance warning for anyone thinking of coming along on this ride and wanting to enjoy such delights as seeing the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe; cycling below the level of a canal, viewing what is possibly the blankest square kilometre marked on OS maps in England; and, if you can stand the excitement, having the chance to ride, for free, on the 8th longest single suspension bridge in the world!

    Cheap train tickets are available for getting to York on the Friday, and then returning from Hull on Saturday. Although bearing in mind Hull is this year's City of Culture, and there are lots of events on, you might want to stick around for a few days and soak up some .......culture.

    There are a few train web sites, which let you book bike spaces at the same time as getting a ticket (provided you reserve a seat), such as Hull Trains, Virgin East Coast or TransPennine Express.
     
  2. mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

    A word to the wise: if you can't get your bike its own booking out of Kings Cross on the Friday evening you can remove the wheels, wrap the frame in clingfilm and leave it in the guard's van as an item of luggage, then take the wheels with you into the train (prob best to wrap them in something just to keep your hands clean).
    There's a nice Pizza Express in York where we tend to congregate and eat before the ride, which is one of the very best we do: extremely flat, interesting and if you've never ridden over the Humber Suspension Bridge in the dawn light you've never lived.
    And for Gnarly Members, you can ride 300k back to London along the route of LEL. If you plan to stay the night after the ride, remember the Ibis hotel lets you in at midday but the Travelodge is a bit cheaper but you can't get in until 4pm.
     
  3. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    I'm in. Email sent
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    The ride's not open yet!
     
  5. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    Duh. Just spent 5 mins on the FNRttC website looking for the link to send an email.

    Note to self: read things properly.
     
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  6. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Tickets aren't available just yet, according to either the National Rail or Hull Trains web sites…should be later this week though.
     
  7. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    Can I throw my name into the hat please? I missed the last one and know the York-Hull FNRttC has had a break, so looking forward to another night ride. ^_^
     
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  8. mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

    Pay your massive £2 annual sub and you can join us on all of the rides! Prob best to sign up for news updates, via thr website, as they go out first, and CC & Facebook come later.
     
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  9. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    Done - and taken advantage of the affiliate link to renew CTC subs too. Thanks. :okay:
     
  10. wanda2010

    wanda2010 Veteran

    Location:
    London
    Questions for The Ride Leader:

    1. Is the route Brommie friendly?
    2. If so, could I use mine given my slow pace (despite spinning like a loon at times)?

    Cheers
     
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  11. mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

    It's flat, if that's what you mean. And given the bike ticket/space/plastic-wrapping palaver, probs not a bad idea.
     
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  12. wanda2010

    wanda2010 Veteran

    Location:
    London
    @User - Oh no. It's not going over any side of any Humber Bridge.

    @mmmmartin - thanks. Brommie it is.
     
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  13. OP
    OP
    Flying Dodo

    Flying Dodo It'll soon be summer

    You're using the wrong web sites! I bought my cheap tickets on Virgin East Coast last week.
     
  14. mmmmartin

    mmmmartin Random geezer

    Have put the journeys in my "basket" as I'm really keen to do this, one of our finest, love the bridge crossing (last time was heading north on LEL). Not sure if I might stay up for a day or so as it's the "city of culture" thingy. Need to sort out other commitments, which I'm trying to wriggle out of.
     
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  15. wanda2010

    wanda2010 Veteran

    Location:
    London
    Virgin train booked. Arrive in York at 2150.
     
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