Discussion in 'UK Rides' started by FazerPhil, Dec 30, 2016.
A nice little bit of off-roading to get to Dover lighthouse
Nice day in the P
Don't know what happened above tried to say nice day in the Peak District with a picture in the sun of The Knights Table Buxton
But hy ho you get a picture of Potter Heigham Bridge
Think I will go for a pint JC.
Firstly I need to apologise in the delay up dating the current standings. I have been feeling a little sorry for myself, I was coming to the the European RTE from work, unfortunately less then an hour before leaving work I managed to break my left hand in two places, so currently my hands in plaster.
So yet again my IBAUK luck strikes again.
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NO NAME TOTAL
1 John Cox 34
2 Robert Hook 36
3 Martin Grafton 25
4 John Morning 0
5 Gordon Sears 19
6 Kim Leeson 0
7 John Cunniffe 0
8 Graeme Dawson 0
9 Martin Buck 0
10 Neil Smith 0
11 Dave Thomson 0
12 Neil Frost 4
14 Wulstan Melling 4
15 Debi Devine 0
16 Steve Kirk 0
17 Chris Butler 0
Myself and Rob Hook had a great weekend. Picked up every location North of Manchester,
and a few in between. (37)
Highlights, 1. Slight navigational error while looking for petrol in the Lake district,
leading to crossing the Wrynose and Hardnott Passes in the snow.
2. For our first night in the Britt Butt Hotel. We should not of chosen Inverness on 3rd March. Stuck it for 2 hours.
3. The road to the Glenelg Ferry Shop was just like the Alps...Even down to the snow!!
4. 2285 miles door to door
Well done lads !
At this time of year that's impressive. You cant have many left and its only early March.
Wow ee I am impressed that's great I did laugh about the Hardnott and Wrynose I think twice in Summer if its a bit damp.
Well Done again just brilliant. JC.
Finally got off the mark...
03 - Triumph Memorial, Meriden
73 - George Hotel, Stamford
89 - Jaspers Coffee Shop, Market Bosworth
Got to Jaspers at 4:40 on Saturday afternoon, looking forward to coffee and cake. Alas, it was shut. Oh well...
A few more bagged. In ascending numerical order...
32 - Neenton Church
47 - Stone cross, Ludlow
52 - Indian/Victory Dealer, Bewdley
53 - Ruins, Waterperry
77 - Memorial, Tewkesbury
85 - Llangynidr
Finally off the mark...
Well after miles and miles of searching, Rob and I have found the elusive number 24.
It was in Phil's back garden after all!
A lovely day yesterday, though a bit chilly first thing. Another four ticked off...
23 - Thomas Telford Bridge Memorial thing
60 - Battlefield Church
72 - St Mary's Church
87 - St Garmon's Church
Competitors for the tour will note that checkpoint 24 as no details, please note that their is no checkpoint can be claimed.
What? Damn - I had planned to pick that one up by submitting a photo of bike plus rider flag, together with a pineapple. If the photo was taken outside the King Power stadium, I figured I'd be sure to be awarded it...
There you go Derwenlas Number 86 and Dolgellau Number 72 the is a story behind these two locations if you are at Squiers on Sunday I will tell you
A good ride out last weekend, plenty of miles and sights on the way
And some more, it was a good ride
I thought I had lost one
Finally got out for a pleasure ride on the motorbike this weekend! I bought it last year but for one reason or another have had very few opportunities to ride it. Deliberately picked a route today to give me a nice variety of roads so I can start getting used to the new bike.
Started off with 50 - The Owl, Kingsfold. Only a few minutes up the road for me:
Next was into London for 34 - Chiswick House
Very hot day for riding in city traffic! City riding continued to pick up the Regent's Park double; 79 - Jubilee Gate:
Then just up the road for 44 - Chester Road Gates:
Then last city location for me, 66 - Henry Irving statue:
Then it was out of the city and on to a bit of motorway to pick up 30 - Hadlow Castle and some very familiar roads for me:
Followed by a trip to the Isle of Sheppey to pick up 16 - St. Thomas Church:
Only a couple of miles as the crow flies to 05 - St. Jude's Shrine, but quite a few road miles:
Then on to 21 - Two Pilgrims Statue where I stopped for a spot of lunch in the very nice tea room opposite:
Shortly after I got to practice a bit of light off-roading picking up 58 - Dover Lighthouse:
Then a little more off-road practice riding over cobbles to pick up my last one of the day, 40 - Mermaid Inn:
Final mileage once I got home was just shy of 290; not a huge amount in mileage terms, but given the temperature, lack of familiarity with the bike and the city centre riding I'm certainly feeling it now!
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