The London Ride thing next August on the Olympic course

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Dustboy    pirate
05/09/2012 at 22:29

Likely to be good or just a charidee fest

The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/09/2012 at 22:45

not sure it's organised by the LM peeps so it'll be well organised, it uses the Olympic Road Race course so includes the hill (box hill?) which may put off some especially as there is the 9hr cut off. So maybe less so than VLM


ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
05/09/2012 at 22:45
Don't know but I've paid my ballot money....
Dustboy    pirate
05/09/2012 at 22:49

I'm in the ballot. Box Hill is peasy. And half of it is downhill.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
05/09/2012 at 23:16

in the ballot too!
Pixie's don't do hills but I figure that if I survive outlaw the month before I'll have the fitness to potter about in the school holidays - something to do at least!

Trogs    pirate
05/09/2012 at 23:38

With 20,000 riders I think it'll be incredibly crowded even with their best efforts to put people in appropriate waves at the start.

06/09/2012 at 04:19

Dustboy corner will be errr interesting, esp if there's lots of people not used to riding in groups. I think you should plan another date DB

06/09/2012 at 07:30

Er...4.19 ninja you holding all night parties again?

I've entered, can see it being a massive cake and arse party but hey.

Mr StOat    pirate
06/09/2012 at 07:56

Yup, I'm signed up for it

Dustboy    pirate
06/09/2012 at 09:25

LN, hey, I could flame out spectacularly on my corner and bugger up the race! LOL

06/09/2012 at 09:30

At 48 quid, no thanks.

06/09/2012 at 10:45

I am in the ballot. The charity I am running the london marathon for offered me a place if i will pledge another massive chunk of money. Since I have already pledged more than i can raise (it seems) to get in to the VLM I passed on the offer. 

There will be a shed load of charity riders there - it is being offered to all the usual suspects (BHF etc). I reckon it could be quite 'interesting' if there are less experienced riders attempting it on their BMX bikes Some of those roads around boxhill are very narrow.

06/09/2012 at 10:46

ps. boxhill is not that hard. Even i can ride up it.

Edited: 06/09/2012 at 10:46
06/09/2012 at 11:07
Flat Foo..ted wrote (see)

Er...4.19 ninja you holding all night parties again?

I've entered, can see it being a massive cake and arse party but hey.

Hmmm I wish

Dustboy wrote (see)

LN, hey, I could flame out spectacularly on my corner and bugger up the race! LOL

Go on go on go on. Umm don't damage any bikes in the process please.

06/09/2012 at 11:34

Eh what ?   What ride is this - anyone got a link ?  

20k people is a lot if there are no big mountains to split it up early on (which admittedly would be difficult near London) but if they stagger the start sufficiently should be doable - sufficiently being over 3-4 hours or so.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
06/09/2012 at 11:34

Im looking at doing this

DB, would you like to join forces and arrange an Introduction to the Surrey Hills newbie ride later in the year, perhaps November?

Trogs    pirate
06/09/2012 at 19:12

Popsider - it's Ride London 100   At the moment the info says riders will be set off between 0600-0800, must be able to complete the course "within around 9 hours in order to finish safely in advance of the RideLondon Classic finish and ride safely within a large group."

Can't help thinking that it'll be as crowded and potentially dangerous as the London-Brighton.

06/09/2012 at 19:21

I reckon it will be worse because lots of people will be trying to get a fast time. Zig zag rd + thousands of people = madness. Still I will give it a go if I get a space May wear my mountain bike body protection though!

06/09/2012 at 19:58

If you're riding with Barlos you need a full Kevlar bodysuit

Dustboy    pirate
06/09/2012 at 20:59

I thinnk intro/beginners guide to the Surrey Hills is a deffo Barlos, be honoured to sort with you though I did promise Soupy she could lead up Combe, she's earned that!

Dates available? Fairy help? Fairy attendance???

Wonder if we could tempt his Smiffiness out to join us?

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