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Sky Ride London - Sunday 4th. Post Ride Beers in Morpeth

SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
edited September 2011 in Commuting chat
Anyone going? Morpeth beer after anyone?

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Chris

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  • I assume you mean on Sept 4th... yes I'm going, but Morpeth a bit out of my way. Given there was already an SCR meet down that way how about somewhere more central?
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    The last was at the Roebuck, Morpeth is Westminster
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  • oh... got that wrong, thought it was down Richmond way.... in that case....:)

    this? http://www.youngs.co.uk/pub-detail.asp?PubID=428
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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    I think I know that place, yes
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  • PufftmwPufftmw Posts: 1,941
    Fantastic, a purpose instead of riding around aimlessly :D

    Will have to "navigate" over with the g/f & kids & "just stop" for a light refreshment.... ;)
  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    Good we have a plan. Sky ride finishes at 12 noon, exactly the same time the Morpeth opens. See you there.....
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  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    What time does sky ride start, where does it start from. Am registered with the missus but the map seems to be one continuous look open from 9am to 5pm. Do you just ride up, join the loop and do what you want?
  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    Yes I got that wrong I thought I read it Finished at 12pm. My plan is to be there in the morning, do a couple of "laps" see the stalls etc, head for Morpeth around 12 before route gets really busy.


    http://www.goskyride.com/london click on route.

    "The circular route of the capital will bring cyclists closer to the London Eye than ever before, running across Westminster Bridge, before looping back up past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, up the Mall, out onto Trafalgar Square, down through Whitehall and out onto the river views of The Embankment. The route also passes St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and London Bridge.

    The route will be traffic-free from 9.30am to 4.30pm, allowing participants to take part in the ride at their own pace and enjoy some of the exciting entertainment en route. Last year the Mayor of London’s Sky Ride saw over 85,000 people dust down their bicycles and take to the streets to enjoy a day of brilliant bike-based entertainment.

    If you've taken part before, you’ll know it’s an extremely popular day and the route does get busy. We'll do all we can to avoid any congestion but please bear in mind the busiest times are between 12 noon and 3.00pm. So come early to beat the crowds!"
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  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    and in FAQ section

    Do I have to cycle the full route without stopping?

    No, there will be various rest, refreshment, toilet and first aid points along the way. You can join and leave the route at any point.
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  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    Ah so I can get a lie in. Afraid won't make the Morpeth - half way through a course of antibiotics.
  • SteveapsSteveaps Posts: 36
    is anybody doing the guided ride abbey wood to tower hill and then the sky ride and then back again to abbey wood
    Steveaps
  • I would have enjoyed to have done the London Skyride, but some inspiration for effective birth control has just backed a volvo into my beloved rockhopper whilst I was at the gym last night!!! yes it was securely locked to a bike rack too!!!

    GRRR! :twisted:

    Totally fuggered the back wheel and may have also fuggered the rear frame.

    Thankfully said bimbling eejit has left some contact details so He'l be getting the bill. yes it was for a medical emergency at the gym (his daughter had feinted in the pool) but this still doesn't allow for his inability to park said Main Battle Tank outside the front doors of said establishment!!!

    Sorry i wont be tehre guys

    Regards

    Paul B
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  • SteveapsSteveaps Posts: 36
    heres my ride for the sky rid[/img]
    Steveaps
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 25,292 Lives Here
    I was trying to get the family alongfor the ride, but Morpeth would have been tricky with the kids. Unfortunately can't do it as I have other family related stuff to attend to.
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Moving house on the Sat, no doubt will still be doing that on Sun. Likely out
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  • JZed wrote:
    Ah so I can get a lie in. Afraid won't make the Morpeth - half way through a course of antibiotics.

    Pretty sure the only one you can't drink with is Metrinidazol. 'Iffy spelling'. I'll check that with wifey though.
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  • jzedjzed Posts: 2,926
    JZed wrote:
    Ah so I can get a lie in. Afraid won't make the Morpeth - half way through a course of antibiotics.

    Pretty sure the only one you can't drink with is Metrinidazol. 'Iffy spelling'. I'll check that with wifey though.

    Ok seems like I may be there.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,035
    Nice of FGW & SWT to lay on plenty of engineering work that weekend AGAIN!

    Still am I bothered ...? Nope we have tickets for the Dorset steam fair. Mmmm tractor pulling, steam engines and lots of beer/cider drinking.
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  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    I might be able to come along, is there a meetup point then for SCR people??
  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    Paul E wrote:
    I might be able to come along, is there a meetup point then for SCR people??

    Apart from the Morpeth about 12 not yet. Care to suggest somewhere and a time?
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  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    Looking at the route I would say tower hill but not having done one of these before not sure if the crowds around there would make finding everyone a nightmare.
  • Well if i do my usual Sunday ride then drop into town I'll be in the vicinity of Westminster for about 1ish +/- 15min or so... so could have a swift pint before a couple of circuits of the skyride... or afterwards (reckon a circuit is about 45+min), say about 2:30 - 3ish

    what do others think, or are the logistics going to be problematic?
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  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    I'll be in the pub from about 12. Not sure about the rest yet.
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  • OK, I will see how the time fares and take a view when i get nearer the location... do you normally drink inside and leave bikes outside (where?)...or drink outside with bikes?
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  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    Outside with bikes, railings to lock bikes up.
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  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    Do I need to bring along a lock then, I wasn't going to, as I said in another thread shout if you see me, red and white sworks helmet and red and white craft jersey on this

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    hope to be there at or just before 12

    Paul
  • SketchleySketchley Posts: 4,235
    No need to bring a lock, unless first one there and want to lock bike while buying beer.
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  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    I will just in case then although I will try and pace myself
  • better bring a brolley too, weather forecast isnt so promising - 80% chance of 3h 30min of rain starting 10-11am with thunderstorms

    I like thunderstorms :)

    It's only water, Dorothy... :)
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  • Paul EPaul E Posts: 2,052
    I'm not going to make it anyway, woke up with a stinking cold, I thought I was getting a sore throat yesterday and now the motherload has hit, buggeration :(
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