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British Cyclosportive

jimmoffattjimmoffatt Posts: 57
Any forum members riding this? Is it likely to be full of frequent sportive riders or full of inexperienced corporate types? Is it a glorified London-Brighton?

œ40.00 is a lot to pay to ride on open busy roads through sarf London with 8500 cyclists and I predict chaos. Hope I am wrong but I see it ending in tears and I am glad I did not bother to enter.


Jim

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  • bofbof Posts: 372
    The artist formally known as boring old fart
  • Chris42Chris42 Posts: 809
    I'm riding!
    I won a place in the cycling plus comp!
    I've not done a sportive before but my recent rides I've been doing 75 miles

    must ride hills must ride hills!
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  • I think the weather will probably sort the men from the boys...

    Wet weather, busy roads, random riders trying to slipstream in groups - I'm sticking to doing it solo for the most part!

    S
  • Chris42Chris42 Posts: 809
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by simon_adams_uk</i>

    I think the weather will probably sort the men from the boys...

    Wet weather, busy roads, random riders trying to slipstream in groups - I'm sticking to doing it solo for the most part!

    S
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    I figured I'd be doing much the same.
    Drove the last climb and into Canterbury on Sunday as I only live 18 miles from Canterbury.
    Could be a little scary at the traffic lights as you come into canterbury.

    Good news they have removed the traffic islands on the 'old Dover Road, the road into Canterbury so a little safer

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  • drhaddockdrhaddock Posts: 664
    Anyone with some local knowledge of Kent know if flooding could be an issue on the route? The Met Office have issued a severe weather warning for Sunday. I'm looking forward to it but do not fancy the thought of being marooned in Kent in nothing but lycra...

    Doc
  • Chris42Chris42 Posts: 809
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by drhaddock</i>

    Anyone with some local knowledge of Kent know if flooding could be an issue on the route? The Met Office have issued a severe weather warning for Sunday. I'm looking forward to it but do not fancy the thought of being marooned in Kent in nothing but lycra...

    Doc
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    no flooding at all on the route, roads dry in east kent this morning.

    must ride hills must ride hills!
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  • drhaddockdrhaddock Posts: 664
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Chris42</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by drhaddock</i>

    Anyone with some local knowledge of Kent know if flooding could be an issue on the route? The Met Office have issued a severe weather warning for Sunday. I'm looking forward to it but do not fancy the thought of being marooned in Kent in nothing but lycra...

    Doc
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    no flooding at all on the route, roads dry in east kent this morning.

    must ride hills must ride hills!
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    Aye, but (pardon my ignorance) is this area prone to flooding? Which <i>could</i> be an issue if we get some serious rain, as the Met Office are predicting?

    Doc
  • Rode the Tonbridge to Canterbury part last Saturday in mostly torrential rain, thunder and lightening. Mostly undulates so I can't see flooding being a problem. The last climb about 12 miles out drags on and gets steep near the end. Will test alot of people specially after 95 wet miles!
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