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Postby Bendy Ben » 11 Apr 2015 17:09

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Re: Wiggle Ride - Dorking

Postby scibby » 11 Apr 2015 22:40

Yeah, why not...


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Re: Wiggle Ride - Dorking

Postby Kevy427 » 12 Apr 2015 15:58

<cynical>So, let me get this right; you're going to pay £23 to ride on roads local to yourself, upon which you can ride any other time you want, stop at a feed station to fill yourself up with processed food (flapjacks, jaffa cakes and fig rolls), rehydrate with an energy drink which has a similar look and taste to that of the cooling water used in Chernobyl (the volunteers tend to make it up to a 43% carb mix), and then cross the finish line to be handed a piece of cheap Chinese tin being described as a medal?</cynical>

What's not to like about it...?
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Re: Wiggle Ride - Dorking

Postby scibby » 12 Apr 2015 19:12

Not sure about bens motivations but for me:
- when I've signed up, it's on the calendar and then it's my time, cleared.
- despite living here for over four years I've literally been out a handful of times on my bike, because I don't really know the roads (my life is based with a 5 mile circle, or motorways)
- I generally am not confident cycling on roads anymore. So feel safety in numbers...




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Re: Wiggle Ride - Dorking

Postby CCS » 13 Apr 2015 09:55

Kevy427 wrote:<cynical>So, let me get this right; you're going to pay £23 to ride on roads local to yourself, upon which you can ride any other time you want, stop at a feed station to fill yourself up with processed food (flapjacks, jaffa cakes and fig rolls), rehydrate with an energy drink which has a similar look and taste to that of the cooling water used in Chernobyl (the volunteers tend to make it up to a 43% carb mix), and then cross the finish line to be handed a piece of cheap Chinese tin being described as a medal?</cynical>

What's not to like about it...?

Jaffa cakes & fig rolls... there you have it!
Actually, it's quite nice occasionally to have someone else go to the trouble of planning a route for you (though as I get more and more familiar with finding my way around the home counties countryside, I am perhaps less inclined to do local sportives)
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Re: Wiggle Ride - Dorking

Postby Jack Hughes » 13 Apr 2015 10:05

I think kevy is now allergic to UK Cycling Events. :D
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Re: Wiggle Ride - Dorking

Postby Kevy427 » 13 Apr 2015 10:53

Jack Hughes wrote:I think kevy is now allergic to UK Cycling Events. :D

What on earth makes you say that?! :lol:
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Re: Wiggle Ride - Dorking

Postby Tarka the Nutter » 14 Apr 2015 17:10

That would be great, but it's marathon day, which means I won't be able to get there due to road closures. Boooooo. Might double check the road closure times :lol:
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Re: Wiggle Ride - Dorking

Postby Bendy Ben » 15 Apr 2015 19:13

Im out

Im off work but Sam has had her leave refused

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