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Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 8,191
edited November 2011 in Pro race
Just a heads up...

from the cav facebook thing

Hi everyone, join me for a 20km #HolidayInncycle in London on Monday 31 October at 8.30am. Register at http://tinyurl.com/3rnjbm6 for more details

Should be fun.
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
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  • Beat me to it. I have a different URL though http://tiny.cc/11l4h
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    Read that it was limited to 150 riders so highly likely filled by now.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • I'm in!!!

    Can't ever remember winning anything in my life before, but did it this time!
  • rebsrebs Posts: 891
    I'm in also \o/
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 867
    I'm in. Hope it's dry :D
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,918
    Didn't get an invite :cry:

    Then see somene in the Commuting forum who did and can't make a Monday morning.

    WTF clearly stated had to be available Monday am.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,990 Lives Here
    I'm in :)

    Now...to find a way to get there on time...
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,369
    I'm in :)

    Now...to find a way to get there on time...

    Perhaps stay in a Holiday Inn conveniently close..............
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,990 Lives Here
    I'm in :)

    Now...to find a way to get there on time...

    Perhaps stay in a Holiday Inn conveniently close..............

    Haah.

    Very good.

    Looking on twitter. Seems A LOT of people won.

    My wafer like physique is unlikely to survive the rough and tumble of getting a position near Cavendish.

    Shame.

    Edit: Oh, and the only bike available is a single speed.
    Hah twice.
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Just go any way! It's a public road, so it's hardly like they can stop you joining on the end...
  • Just go any way! It's a public road, so it's hardly like they can stop you joining on the end...

    Looks like it's going to be on the cycle track at the Redbridge Cycle Centre which (i assume) is not a public venue.
  • BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 867
    Just go any way! It's a public road, so it's hardly like they can stop you joining on the end...

    Looks like it's going to be on the cycle track at the Redbridge Cycle Centre which (i assume) is not a public venue.

    On the invite it says

    This is a private invite so please do not share with friends!

    I won't share with friends I'll just post it on a public forum. [email protected]
  • Brakeless wrote:
    Just go any way! It's a public road, so it's hardly like they can stop you joining on the end...

    Looks like it's going to be on the cycle track at the Redbridge Cycle Centre which (i assume) is not a public venue.

    On the invite it says

    This is a private invite so please do not share with friends!

    I won't share with friends I'll just post it on a public forum. [email protected]

    The invite says "This is a private invite so please do not share with friends as we have limited capacity. For security on the day you will need to bring a print out of this invite and photo ID"

    In other words don't bother bringing you mates or passing on your invite as they won't get in.
  • Yippee! I'm going! :)

    Gazzaput - if people can't make it their places get reassigned...
    Nice weather bike: Fondriest TF2 (white/ black)
    Training Bike: Giant Avail (white/ blue/ green)
    Track bikes: Planet X Franko Bianco (white) and 7VRN (white/ black)
    CX: Kinesis Pro6 (sick green)
  • rebsrebs Posts: 891
    We should try and form a BR breakaway while on the ride ! :P

    I'll be their with my Felt bike in Cycling Club Hackney colours.. come say hello!
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    (dabs eyes with pristine linen handkerchief)

    You will remember me to him, won't you?

    (gentle ladylike sniff)

    And you will all promise to return immediately to this place with every last detail of Mr Cavendish: his apparel, his words of wisdom, his physical supremacy?

    (lower lip trembles)

    Perhaps if you all each suggested, ever so politely, that his next ride would benefit from being held in Fort William, or even Inverness, he may...........he could.............he would.........


    (collapses on to the hearthrug sobbing)
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    ( with a little more cheer)


    So, Iain, I imagine you were the first to apply, and just can't wait for The Great Day.
    Right now, you're probably standing in front of a full length mirror, trying on your full kit. Will you be going with the Sky look, or a retro Columbia one? Will your copy of "Boy Racer" fit into you rain jacket pocket for him to sign?
  • rebs wrote:
    We should try and form a BR breakaway while on the ride ! :P

    I'll be their with my Felt bike in Cycling Club Hackney colours.. come say hello!

    Will look out for you - will be on my Eddy Merckx wearing Twickenham CC kit (and probably go by the name of Emma!) :)
    Nice weather bike: Fondriest TF2 (white/ black)
    Training Bike: Giant Avail (white/ blue/ green)
    Track bikes: Planet X Franko Bianco (white) and 7VRN (white/ black)
    CX: Kinesis Pro6 (sick green)
  • SnorebensSnorebens Posts: 759
    Blimey - looks like I won a place on this too; need ot check my e-mail more often!

    Rebs - I assume you know the route well; I'll be heading out on the Burls Titanium down Leabridge Rd at 7:15 so I'll keep my eyes peeled for the CCH kit...
  • MoomaloidMoomaloid Posts: 2,040
    I'll get ma' coat then :(
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    a 150 man lead out eh? That's impressive, even for Cav!

    Have fun everyone and no half wheeling the world champ!
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • I wonder if anyone will turn up in a 'i havent earned it' world champs jersey. :)
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,990 Lives Here
    a 150 man lead out eh? That's impressive, even for Cav!

    Have fun everyone and no half wheeling the world champ!

    It's going to be like the last 10km in a Tour stage, only with no talent.

    Expecting carnage.

    Also, if the speed goes much above 35kph I'm out the back on my singlespeed...
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,779
    Tusher wrote:

    So, Iain, I imagine you were the first to apply, and just can't wait for The Great Day.
    Right now, you're probably standing in front of a full length mirror, trying on your full kit. Will you be going with the Sky look, or a retro Columbia one? Will your copy of "Boy Racer" fit into you rain jacket pocket for him to sign?

    I was going to apply, but then I realised it's for people who ride bikes.

    Also, I'm not sure how he'd react if I asked for the money back for his book. Or would be send me Dan F's way :wink:
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,990 Lives Here
    iainf72 wrote:
    Tusher wrote:

    So, Iain, I imagine you were the first to apply, and just can't wait for The Great Day.
    Right now, you're probably standing in front of a full length mirror, trying on your full kit. Will you be going with the Sky look, or a retro Columbia one? Will your copy of "Boy Racer" fit into you rain jacket pocket for him to sign?

    I was going to apply, but then I realised it's for people who ride bikes.

    Also, I'm not sure how he'd react if I asked for the money back for his book. Or would be send me Dan F's way :wink:

    He may not ride a bike, but Iain cuts a strong figure in lycra.
  • Will there be a cake stop?
    62% of Cav's Tweets mention food*

    * I made this up
    Cannondale Supersix / CAAD9 / Boardman 9.0 / Benotto 3000
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 23,826
    edited October 2011
    Will there be a cake stop?
    62% of Cav's Tweets mention food*

    * I made this up

    I'm not going to bother counting, but you're probably not too far wrong. He does mention food a lot.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Is our very own world champion Colin Pokerface going?
  • rebsrebs Posts: 891
    Who went in the end? I couldn't make out many folks at all.

    Was a nice little event and Cav was a true gent. Managed to hang out at the front and I'm just on the left on Cav's shoulder is the early photos for the event which was nice (/EBH:P)
  • jon snow of c4 news did an interview with him

    http://blogs.channel4.com/snowblog/spin ... ocom=39210

    oh and cavs also said that fotos will be uploaded soon to his fb account.
    The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns
    momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
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