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Sherwood Pines 1st of November. BHF event.

northevents@bhf.org.uk[email protected] Posts: 20
edited March 2010 in MTB rides
36 mile off-road bike ride challenge taking place on 1st November. The event starts from Sherwood Pines Forest Park in Nottinghamshire and goes through Clumber Park, then back to Sherwood Pines.

Fantastic route in a fantastic lcoation. The event is run by British Heart Foundation, registration is £10 adults and £5 for children, who can take part in the family scrmable route - a continuous 3 mile route which you can complete as many times as you like.

For more information on this great event, please visit bhf.org.uk/robinhood
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    Sounds like a nice route. Do you have to rase a minimum amount of sponsership or is it just 10 pounds to enter?
    And why oh why do all cycle events happen on the same day! The Thetford winter series starts that day. :?
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  • OH NO DanOH NO Dan Posts: 186
    Im going to have a go at this. Trying to gather friends together to maybe do it in fancy dress :D Any thoughts?

    Mr bump, the website says £50 minimum sponsorship.
  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    Thanks mate.
    Just looked on their website, im gonna enter this event tomorrow. al for a good cause. :D
    Not quite brave enough to do it in fancy dress though!!
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • OH NO DanOH NO Dan Posts: 186
    How will the minimum sponsorship thing work? I will hopefully raise more than that, but is it just a target?

    Quite looking forward to it now!
  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    Right thats it im regestered! just trying to sort out my sponsership page now. :D
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • OH NO DanOH NO Dan Posts: 186
    All done, registered and ready to go. Is the 36 mile route circular or an A to B thing? Cant find any info on it.
  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    OH NO Dan wrote:
    All done, registered and ready to go. Is the 36 mile route circular or an A to B thing? Cant find any info on it.

    If they are running the same route as 2 years ago you ride out the back of Sherwood Pines and pick up national cycle route 6 to Clumber Park, ride a loop around the perimeter of Clumber then pick up route 6 back to Sherwood.

    I'm doing it, if you see a knackered bloke wearing number 5, give us a wave but don't be offended if I'm too out of breath to chat!!!!! :oops:
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    Any ideas how many people will be riding? :D
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    last time I saw vest numbers up in the 900's but I don't know how many were riding he full distance and how many were doing the family loop.
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    Has anybody got their numbers yet?
    Im 345 so keep an eye out for me and say hi.
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • Guess who got number 69...

    See you there, I'll be on a black rockhopper looking fooked...!
  • I'll be looking out of place in my "road" gear on my cheap as chips Giant "Rock", number 106, complaing about the mud :roll:
    Wind. Cold. Rain. Pick two.
  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    If i see you shelduck il say hi. Il be rocking my Remedy with the spank 777 bars, great for downhill but not the best in the trees! :roll:
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    something I have seen done before at events like this one is to write your BikeRadar screen name under your number so peeps can say hi.
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    Now there is a good idea. as im useles with numbers. :D
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    I think I'll laminate mine, there's a good chance we're going to get very wet and/or blown away on Sunday!!!!!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/4271?area=NG22
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    I have done that with my number. is it forcast for rain on sunday? :shock:
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    didn't you click the link to the forecast? heavy rain and 24mph winds..... :(
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    Doh!! :roll:
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    EVENT CANCELLED!!!!!! WTF?????

    Hundreds of people had seen the weather and still decided to travel, so you have to assume that they were willing to ride and get wet but noooooooooooooooo, BHF had to cancel it. This weather has been forecast since Tuesday so why wait till the morning of the event to call it off instead of doing it yesterday and saving everyone the unnecessary journey?

    Annoyed.
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    The funny part is i have just recieved an email from justgiving saying congratulations on completing the event!! :roll:
    They now say is likley to take place in Feb 2010.
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    yeah, I got that email as well, I've informed JustGiving that the event didn't take place so no money should have been taken and I'm waiting for a response.

    Where did you get the new date info from? I wonder what they'll do when it's raining in February!!!!!
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    They rang me on the day and i asked if it would still be taking place at a later date and they said they would be looking around feb time.
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    I spoke to the Events Manager today, they are hoping to confirm the new date by the end of this week but looking like late Feb/early March.
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  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    event has been rearranged for Saturday 13th March 2010
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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    Time to revive this thread, whos entered and any ideas of numbers taking part? :D
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  • ShelduckShelduck Posts: 18
    I'll be there !

    Number 69 (chortle)..dirty looking rockhopper :D
  • CheshleyCheshley Posts: 1,448
    yup, I'll be there, wearing number 5. Not decided if I'll be taking the Spesh or my Hardtail Marin yet tho.
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    2008 Scott Speedster S30 FB

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  • Mr bumpMr bump Posts: 369
    345 and 634 Team 'Im alright you Alright' feel free to come over and say hi. :D
    Eagles may fly high but Weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

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  • Rob_SRob_S Posts: 12
    I'll be sporting 560!
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