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

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.

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?

06/09/2012 at 21:09

Fairy attendance is highly likely, subject to dates

Edited to add - my availability for November is good except for 11 November.  I have also put my name down provisionally on Not The Ridgeway thread for November, but this would be higher priority

Edited: 06/09/2012 at 21:19
07/10/2012 at 17:18
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