Fred Whitton course/ride summer ride in the lakes

A very slow and social outing.

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AndrewSmith    pirate
07/03/2011 at 11:14

Anyone want to do a ride around the Whitton course in the summer, probably August time. A nice gentle poodle with enough stops for everyone and the emphasis on sociably getting everyone round even if we have to walk up all the mole hills.

Plum    pirate
07/03/2011 at 14:05
Is it flat or is this where the lilac lovely fell off the back of his bike on one of the upflats?
07/03/2011 at 14:36

The link to website with some info on it (including profiles!) and the ominous opening sentence:

"The Fred Whitton Challenge is a 112 mile ultra hilly (mountainous!) challenge ride over all the famous Lake District passes in a single day ride"

The ugly truth...

Would love to... but in NY for a family wedding in August

07/03/2011 at 20:54
If my legs don't object too much after the outlaw I'd be up for it
M...eldy    pirate
07/03/2011 at 21:07

Feck right off
07/03/2011 at 21:22

Max grad 30%, only 3950m of climbing. What a shame I'll be washing my hair that day.

Edited: 07/03/2011 at 21:24
AndrewSmith    pirate
07/03/2011 at 21:45
Isn't that just a beautiful picture
Tommygun2    pirate
07/03/2011 at 21:49

How many days are you thinking of doing this over....................... nice long weekend pehaps

feck I have just looked at that link from LN just that one picture is

I think I'd rather try Alpe d'huez thanks

07/03/2011 at 21:52

You've got a really odd descripton of beautiful. Maybe next year

07/03/2011 at 22:58
I have a DVD of the Fred Whitton Challenge. Might watch it while I turbo. That'll do for me
08/03/2011 at 16:46
amazing course, great idea Andrew, might join you mate if I am free, love the FW course. Will be doing it justice in May with a certain sideways runner, a flying jock and a irish pirate ! Good times,

As you were.
08/03/2011 at 17:12

Hills you say?

I think this may be a go-er, i'm in, (till the wife tells me i'm not)

M...eldy    pirate
08/03/2011 at 22:53
... which shouldnt be too long !
Cona    pirate
10/03/2011 at 11:21
pencil me in.
AndrewSmith    pirate
10/03/2011 at 18:44
Why, are you a dot to dot man?
10/03/2011 at 21:09

I'd love to do this but only if some slower people are doing it.

I reckon I can do the distance (with cake on board) and can manage uphills pretty well, but am seriously pants on the downhills


and there is the small proviso of having recovered from an arthroscopy I'm having in May-ish


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