Ride London

Who's in?

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M...eldy    pirate
09/02/2013 at 18:57

Only if you are in the front Dusty    .... which in itself would be a rare event !!!

OC good effort  !!

09/02/2013 at 21:31

I'm in. Huzzah! First time I have ever made it through a ballot (got rejected 9 times for FLM/VLM),

Just booked an apartment to stay in the night before - apparently I have saved myself £540 for booking early. Lawks! 

TheEngineer    pirate
09/02/2013 at 21:32
20000 people surely necessitates a wave start... How's that structured?
09/02/2013 at 21:36

apparently we all start between 6 and 8 and there is a neutralized start for 2 miles (whatever that means).

09/02/2013 at 21:49
Dustboy wrote (see)

Hey, I just thought, if I crash (by no means a rare event), will I bring down 20,000 others jammed up against me?

Just make sure you crash on DB corner.

09/02/2013 at 22:22

I'm in too although goodness only knows how I'll manage the logistics of it all

Mr P isn't and at first I thought about dropping out as we were going to do it together and I don't want to hold up faster peeps but we both agree it's a shame for one of us not to do it........and anyway he's doing Dragon ride on his own if his knee recovers so that's one each

Dustboy    pirate
09/02/2013 at 23:20

Bring me home this time eh Podds?

Where does it start and finish then? (You can tell I took my entry seriously, eh?)

Dustboy    pirate
09/02/2013 at 23:35

OK, just looked at the website for the first time.

1. How the hell do you get to the start and get home?

2. Note Newlands is about halfway and cheeseburger time

3. Whether I do the big ride or not, assuming I am cleared by the medics, I will run at least one beginners guide training ride through the Surrey part of the route, starting and finishing at Newlands Corner. I will probably cut off the Dorking bit coz it's tough to manage riders when not in an organized race and will pop over Whitedown and get to Boxhill via West Humble instead. Back through Bookham to rejoin the route. Usual gang/newbies etc welcome. And Melds. Mwah!

4. Newlands, Holmbury drag from Abinger, Leith and maybe Boxhill are the only significant climbs I can think of on the route (plus Whitedown on the training bit). 

5. Special request for Ferrets special talents.

10/02/2013 at 14:36

Didn't get in but not too worried.




Edited: 10/02/2013 at 14:44
10/02/2013 at 15:18

I live in Kingston so will v. tempting to pop in on the way out and on the way back as it goes right past my house. 

Given I'm so slow I've calculated that if I finish in just under 9 hours I should Wiggo and Cav overtaking me on the Mall so guarnteed to get on the telly. Result!

M...eldy    pirate
10/02/2013 at 17:54

Nice one Deb!!

We were discussing logistics this morning and I have no idea how it is going to work and I do not intend to worry too much about it until the clocks have changed at the very least!

10/02/2013 at 18:43
re logisics - piratey people I know can camp in my back garden before the event - or crash on the living room floor - camping mat and sleeping bag only required.

Just bring beer for the barbie the night before???

- 2 miles from the event
Edited: 10/02/2013 at 18:43
M...eldy    pirate
10/02/2013 at 18:51


10/02/2013 at 20:37
I've booked in the premier inn which is supposed to be near the Olympic park start point. Not silly money either. No idea about anything else yet
10/02/2013 at 21:39
as you are outlawing, then you can have an invite to the social

unless I meet you at the outlaw and you decide against it!
10/02/2013 at 23:18
Dustboy wrote (see)

Bring me home this time eh Podds?

Where does it start and finish then? (You can tell I took my entry seriously, eh?)

 it would be my pleasure Dusty - and a relief!!

Really hope the medics give you the ok to come out and play again

Logistics wise I think I'd go and get my stuff on the friday and then on the sunday possibly get up at stupid o'clock, drive to somewhere like Bexleyheath with early trains and chuck the bike on the train.......having said that my geography of London is such that this might be completely impractical

Otherwise it'll be empty the pockets time again for accom in which case I'd pick up number etc on the saturday

Hey ho as Meldy said plenty of time to worry about that later

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/02/2013 at 23:38
I'm in but racing for a friends charity
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/02/2013 at 23:39
Sorry to confirm I'm not really racing, hoping to make it round and not walk the hills
M...eldy    pirate
11/02/2013 at 09:00

Just sorting my shifts out hopefully ....

Would much prefer to pick up number et.c on the Saturday as well, the rest I shall worry about on the Friday before 

11/02/2013 at 09:39
O.rangeCannon - 7 hr marathons are cool..... wrote (see)
as you are outlawing, then you can have an invite to the social

unless I meet you at the outlaw and you decide against it!

Yay, although you wouldn't be the first to change your mind once you've met me. If we meet on the marathon can I plead exhaustion as an excuse?

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