PDA

View Full Version : CUK bike ride?



mudskipper
4th May 2012, 07:12
Just wondered if anyone is interested in a social CUK bike ride - leisurely pace, lycra optional!

Open to suggestions, but a couple of ideas below.

For starters, the Benson Vintage cycle rally is well worth a visit. First Sunday of July. Nice ride along very quiet roads from Reading, which has good public transport links. About 40 miles round trip, with nice pub lunch and lots of old bikes in the middle.

Or if London based suits people better, the Putney to Staines (or Reading) route is really nice and fairly easy - again easily accessible on the train, and lots of opportunity to bail en route if you only fancy 10 or 20 miles.

Anyone fancy it?

BrilloPad
4th May 2012, 08:07
Yep - I am up for it - what about OracleSlave? Didn't he do London/Paris and he is based in Berkshire too?

If anyone wants to join me I set off from New Eltham at 5am tomorrow to go to entrance of Channel Tunnel and back.

JamJarST
4th May 2012, 08:58
I am Berkshire based and would be keen. I am training for the Etape at the moment so a leisurely 40 miles is probably not my thing for now but after July I could be pursuaded to slow down a bit ;)

oracleslave
4th May 2012, 09:03
Yep - I am up for it - what about OracleSlave? Didn't he do London/Paris and he is based in Berkshire too?

If anyone wants to join me I set off from New Eltham at 5am tomorrow to go to entrance of Channel Tunnel and back.

Am in Kingston hospital today waiting to become a Dad again so I'll pass for now!

BrilloPad
4th May 2012, 09:12
Am in Kingston hospital today waiting to become a Dad again so I'll pass for now!

Then why are you posting on cuk? :confused: Get organising the drinks for wetting of the baby's head.

northernladuk
4th May 2012, 10:46
Phew, I thought this was a dig at Northernladyuks reputation and I was going to have to fight you all to defend her honour!

BrilloPad
5th May 2012, 09:33
If anyone wants to join me I set off from New Eltham at 5am tomorrow to go to entrance of Channel Tunnel and back.

All was fine until Maidstone - it rained lightly. Then it monsooned! Eventually after 30 miles I had to turn back - but then I started to shiver ALOT. Got on the train at West Malling and I went into shock - a lady gave me some "little hotties" - shake bags of stuff that give off warmth. Mrs BP had to pick me up from Swanley. :emb

After long hot bath and an hour in front of first I am only just starting to feel okay. Well I am never okay - but as close to okay is I get...

mudskipper
5th May 2012, 17:37
Horrible when you get proper cold. I find tea and doughnuts help.

JamJarST
8th May 2012, 12:58
All was fine until Maidstone - it rained lightly. Then it monsooned! Eventually after 30 miles I had to turn back - but then I started to shiver ALOT. Got on the train at West Malling and I went into shock - a lady gave me some "little hotties" - shake bags of stuff that give off warmth. Mrs BP had to pick me up from Swanley. :emb

After long hot bath and an hour in front of first I am only just starting to feel okay. Well I am never okay - but as close to okay is I get...I went to Dorking and the Surrey Hills on Saturday to do my regular training ride along the route of the Surrey Legs of Steel, it is a nice hilly one and includes Box Hill and Leith Hill and one particular 21% bastard!!! I got so cold and wet that after the ride I couldnt feel my feet at all!!! Took 20 minutes before I could drive home!!

hyperD
8th May 2012, 13:31
All was fine until Maidstone - it rained lightly. Then it monsooned! Eventually after 30 miles I had to turn back - but then I started to shiver ALOT. Got on the train at West Malling and I went into shock - a lady gave me some "little hotties" - shake bags of stuff that give off warmth. Mrs BP had to pick me up from Swanley. :emb

After long hot bath and an hour in front of first I am only just starting to feel okay. Well I am never okay - but as close to okay is I get...

Eeek, nasty one Brillo.

It was bloody cold on the weekend - I ended up putting a fleece on when I was cycling.

mudskipper
30th June 2013, 08:02
Next Sunday (7 July) is the Benson veteran cycle rally.

I'm thinking about cycling from Reading station to Benson (to the pub where they stop for lunch to have a look at the bikes) then back again - about 40 miles round trip with long stop in the middle.

Anyone fancy it? The pace will be leisurely - that means average 10mph and walking up steep hills.

Pictures of the sort of bikes that are there here (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=benson+veteran+cycle+rally&rlz=1C1AFAB_enGB447GB447&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IOPPUc3XM4eI4AToh4CYDw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643) - the owners are very enthusiastic and happy to tell you about their pride and joy (and sometimes let you have a little go)

DaveB
30th June 2013, 09:07
Next Sunday (7 July) is the Benson veteran cycle rally.

I'm thinking about cycling from Reading station to Benson (to the pub where they stop for lunch to have a look at the bikes) then back again - about 40 miles round trip with long stop in the middle.

Anyone fancy it? The pace will be leisurely - that means average 10mph and walking up steep hills.

Pictures of the sort of bikes that are there here (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=benson+veteran+cycle+rally&rlz=1C1AFAB_enGB447GB447&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IOPPUc3XM4eI4AToh4CYDw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643) - the owners are very enthusiastic and happy to tell you about their pride and joy (and sometimes let you have a little go)

Would love to but I'll be back up north unfortunately.

SimonMac
30th June 2013, 12:01
Would love to but I'm incredibly lazy and look shocking in lycra

mudskipper
30th June 2013, 12:36
Would love to but I'm incredibly lazy and look shocking in lycra

I don't think we deserve that image.

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=57360&stc=1&d=1266384870

BrilloPad
30th June 2013, 15:09
Next Sunday (7 July) is the Benson veteran cycle rally.

I'm thinking about cycling from Reading station to Benson (to the pub where they stop for lunch to have a look at the bikes) then back again - about 40 miles round trip with long stop in the middle.

Anyone fancy it? The pace will be leisurely - that means average 10mph and walking up steep hills.

Pictures of the sort of bikes that are there here (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=benson+veteran+cycle+rally&rlz=1C1AFAB_enGB447GB447&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IOPPUc3XM4eI4AToh4CYDw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=643) - the owners are very enthusiastic and happy to tell you about their pride and joy (and sometimes let you have a little go)

I would love to - but I never tackle anything less than half iron.