London - Bristol ??????

Rich158
Rich158 Posts: 2,348
edited August 2009 in Commuting chat
Given there's a few of us on here who are partial to a long ride or two, is anyone up for paying a visit to our brethren in yokeldom one weekend?
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  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,440
    Sounds like fun, I doublt I'll actually be able to though, time off from the wife and baby is hard to come by at the moment.

    Also london and bristol are a long way from cannock :(
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  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Meh - I'd like to but I don't tour - no way I'm doing that ride and carrying stuff for an overnight stay in Brizzle with me.
  • Fireblade96
    Fireblade96 Posts: 1,123
    I might be interested in joining part way along - you'll be passing by my neck of the woods anyway.
    If you take the towpath route along the Kennet & Avon canal I'll bring my MTB :-)
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  • _Brun_
    _Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    Meh - I'd like to but I don't tour - no way I'm doing that ride and carrying stuff for an overnight stay in Brizzle with me.
    Early start, eight hour(?) ride, plus stoppages, few beers, train back. No need for toothbrush.
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    _Brun_ wrote:
    Meh - I'd like to but I don't tour - no way I'm doing that ride and carrying stuff for an overnight stay in Brizzle with me.
    Early start, eight hour(?) ride, plus stoppages, few beers, train back. No need for toothbrush.

    You might find that The Prince (and I'm talking about The Bike here) doesn't do public transport. :)
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  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,440
    _Brun_ wrote:
    Meh - I'd like to but I don't tour - no way I'm doing that ride and carrying stuff for an overnight stay in Brizzle with me.
    Early start, eight hour(?) ride, plus stoppages, few beers, train back. No need for toothbrush.

    Yeah TBH if I was going to come along I was assuming doing it in one hit, it's not that far is it?
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  • monkeycowboy
    monkeycowboy Posts: 186
    The Action 100 does this the other way around, Ive done it in 6.30 (+1 for stopages)

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  • Bassjunkieuk
    Bassjunkieuk Posts: 4,232
    I'd be interested as this could be my next cycling challenge. My brother lives in Brizzle so I could pay him a visit and eat and possibly kip there :-D
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  • biondino
    biondino Posts: 5,990
    If there were a poll option of "hmm, sounds like a good idea, if the dates work and everything else works then yeah, it's a maybe" then I'd tick it!
  • would be up for it. you will need to come close to me. should be a nice fast thrash by all account
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  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    It sounds like we have the start of a plan. I can make pretty much any weekend other than 15/16th August (no significant other and grown up kids :lol: )

    It shouldn't be more than 120-130 miles from west London
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  • Roastie
    Roastie Posts: 1,968
    Depending when it is, I'd be up for it :).
  • the other me
    the other me Posts: 114
    I'd also be interested in this, depending on when it is....
  • _Brun_
    _Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    Overnight, for a laugh?

    We'd just need to find a convenient place to stop for food at about 3am. Marlborough looks about halfway...
  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    _Brun_ wrote:
    Overnight, for a laugh?

    We'd just need to find a convenient place to stop for food at about 3am. Marlborough looks about halfway...

    I like your thinking sir
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  • lost_in_thought
    lost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    biondino wrote:
    If there were a poll option of "hmm, sounds like a good idea, if the dates work and everything else works then yeah, it's a maybe" then I'd tick it!

    +1
  • You must be mad. But then maybe so am I....

    I have an open invite to stay with friends in Froome and we were thinking of going at the end of august or start of september, so if the timings marry up maybe I could double it up with that, i.e. the trip down there - we were planning on a long w/end so I could spend the rest of the weekend sleeping it off....
  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    OK, how about the 5/6th September? I know trying to fix a date on here is like hearding cats, but it's a start :lol:

    It's long enough after the SCR trip for tired legs and aching backs to have recovered, and just before the Southern Sportive, so an excellent warm up.

    And we're all off to ITB's for midnight snacks by the sound of it :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
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  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    If you add an option of "Only if Sara greets me with a cold drink and a personal massage"

    I'd do it :D
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  • sarajoy
    sarajoy Posts: 1,675
    Hahaha!!

    No massages from me but I'm sure I could organise a big picnic in one of the Brizzle parks with food and drink for you all to gorge on upon arrival :D
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  • Aidy
    Aidy Posts: 2,015
    There for lunch and back after? :)
  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Aye, thats the plan :wink:
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  • roger_merriman
    roger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    I'd be interested as this could be my next cycling challenge. My brother lives in Brizzle so I could pay him a visit and eat and possibly kip there :-D

    I had a very nice though short ride last time i stayed at my sisters who lives in the chew valley south of bristol, chedder gorge is fun though best to go up than down due to the traffic but like others i'm a ooh maybe though don't count me as of yet. partically since new job will not be 9-5 mon-fri
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    I might be interested in joining part way along - you'll be passing by my neck of the woods anyway.
    If you take the towpath route along the Kennet & Avon canal I'll bring my MTB :-)

    Caversham eh! mmm think i'm doing a sportive starting near there on this Sunday, wait i've said too much :roll:

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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    _Brun_ wrote:
    Overnight, for a laugh?

    We'd just need to find a convenient place to stop for food at about 3am. Marlborough looks about halfway...

    :lol:

    Any fool crazy enough is more than welcome.
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  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    itboffin wrote:
    I might be interested in joining part way along - you'll be passing by my neck of the woods anyway.
    If you take the towpath route along the Kennet & Avon canal I'll bring my MTB :-)

    Caversham eh! mmm think i'm doing a sportive starting near there on this Sunday, wait i've said too much :roll:

    Afternoon Rich :wink:

    Afternoon ITB, how's that dodgy knee, obviously not keeping you off the bike then :evil:

    I'll not divulge how many miles Saturday will involve, you'd better ply me with drink to stop me getting a few extra miles in on the way home :wink:
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  • Gavin Gilbert
    Gavin Gilbert Posts: 4,019
    I do London to Bath as a semi-regular spring training ride. If I leave Ealing at 5am on a Sunday morning I can arrive at Bath Spa station just in time for the coffee bar to open.

    Depending on the date and my racing commitments I'd be up for it.

    I'd recommend staying off the A4 if you're doing this overnight. I've done enough long Audax rides to know that the section between Newbury and Slough is the haunt of MaxPower types once plod retires for the evening.
  • symo
    symo Posts: 1,743
    OK is this still on?
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  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    I'm definately up for it :roll: It'll be the 5/6th September

    Having lost track of who's in and who's lets have a list

    Rich158
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  • _Brun_
    _Brun_ Posts: 1,740
    First weekend in Sept is good for me.

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