Not The Ridgeway in summer

Monday 29th August

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13/08/2011 at 19:56

After the few issues we have had this week the top brass are running scared of NH this week and i reckon they will throw every semi-fit body they can finds at it.

13/08/2011 at 20:19
Flat Foo.ted wrote (see)

...I reckon they will throw every semi-fit body they can finds at it.

That rules you out then

13/08/2011 at 20:21

Those interested so far:


13/08/2011 at 20:29
Yup NH is going to be bloody awful this year.
M...eldy    pirate
13/08/2011 at 21:17
We have a leave embargo til 1st September but I am off on the bank holiday anyway

We may have a few more usual suspects playing as well 
13/08/2011 at 21:29
I have always wanted to go to Notting Hill Carnival.  Reckon it would be oarsum
14/08/2011 at 04:08
Oarsum as in when you have route canal treatment at a dentist???
14/08/2011 at 07:58
But it looks so good on telly
14/08/2011 at 12:46
HC - I din't know you used to have flat feet too!
14/08/2011 at 13:48
They were flat for about 10 years Jj. Id rather have root canal treatment without anasthetic than have to step anywhere near NH ever again.
14/08/2011 at 14:00
Cool. [pads off, feeling nice and protected with all these flat feet around]
M...eldy    pirate
14/08/2011 at 14:24
I have actually had root canal without anaesthetic ... and it was on a live tooth as well, I cannot begin to describe the pain

I am looking at locations and I wonder if Henley ish may be a good place to try?  Maidenhead for somewhere different ...  open to suggestions for this one within reason (and travelling!!)
14/08/2011 at 14:45
Ouchy meldy :0(
14/08/2011 at 15:15

Cycling on the Ridge is fun.... though tiring, as it's not flat ( as in smooth ) Try to avoid leaving your vehicle in an official ridgeway car park as it screams " this car will be unattended for the next few hours... "

There are a few nice hills to play with, and some sections are narrow footpath near Goring, so you'll have to walk those bits ( detour via the shops/pub if you so wish ) There's a great bit of technical single track down ( from the Ridge ) to the Village/Hamlet of Ginge, then 100mtrs of road, and back up a bit of singletrack to make it a challenge.  

Do try + visit the Court Hill centre, they have great cakes + hot drinks though check opening times first. they also have somewhere to water your horse.... or park a cycle for an hour or 2.And beds if taking longer.

Make sure your brakes work well,( eg really stop you, no point having "squeeze+hope", you can get up to 40mph in places......) fit good, fat, grippy knobbly tyres. Plenty of drink, as it can be a tad exposed in the sun+wind , basic tools+spares, and have a ball up there.

I can't make it, though I know a few who have run the whole length....

14/08/2011 at 15:20
wiggrun wrote (see)

Village/Hamlet of Ginge,

Is that in Milton Keynes?

Edited: 14/08/2011 at 15:20
14/08/2011 at 15:22
If this ride combines Meldy with looking for the Ridgeway, I take it mountain bikes won't actually be needed? I haven't got one anymore but I'm sure I could 'borrow' one from one of the teens if Meldy is really serious about finding the elusive Ridgeway!
Holly_Golightly    pirate
14/08/2011 at 15:55

Think wiggrun has just given us a great plan cos it involves cake! 

Although me getting up to 40mph on a mtb isn't going to happen I can assure you.

14/08/2011 at 16:14
There was a plan there? I only saw the word cake
M...eldy    pirate
14/08/2011 at 16:26
'Cake' and 'The Ridegway'

What a perfect day  
14/08/2011 at 16:46
OMG we have to go to Ginge. It's like the mother ship calling.
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