Author Topic: Fridays to Southend  (Read 898 times)

telstarbox

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Fridays to Southend
« on: 31 January, 2024, 01:05:33 pm »
Does anyone know when the Fridays ride to Southend will be this year? 
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jiberjaber

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #1 on: 31 January, 2024, 05:28:39 pm »
Does anyone know when the Fridays ride to Southend will be this year?

https://www.fnrttc.org.uk/2023-rides


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Joergen

Tim Hall

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #2 on: 31 January, 2024, 06:02:17 pm »
Does anyone know when the Fridays ride to Southend will be this year?

https://www.fnrttc.org.uk/2023-rides


10th March
Umm, that's last year's calendar. 2024 dates aren't out yet.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #3 on: 04 February, 2024, 04:58:55 pm »
Did anyone find out about the FNRTTC 2024 Southend ride date? I quite fancy doing that one, as it is so easy for me to get to / from, living near the Fenchurch St line.
"Ott's Law states that the worst weather will coincide with the worst part (for that weather) of any planned ride"

jiberjaber

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #4 on: 04 February, 2024, 07:39:21 pm »
Does anyone know when the Fridays ride to Southend will be this year?

https://www.fnrttc.org.uk/2023-rides


10th March
Umm, that's last year's calendar. 2024 dates aren't out yet.
Of course, I got the email and still managed to get the current year wrong lol

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Regards,

Joergen

Tim Hall

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #5 on: 05 February, 2024, 04:58:45 pm »
Two things:

1. Calendar is here : https://www.fnrttc.org.uk/ride-calendar-2024
B. No Southend ride
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

jiberjaber

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #6 on: 05 February, 2024, 06:04:38 pm »
You beat me to it!  :)
Regards,

Joergen

Kim

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #7 on: 05 February, 2024, 07:30:22 pm »
1. Calendar is here : https://www.fnrttc.org.uk/ride-calendar-2024

Now added to the YACF calendar.  Wonder why I didn't get an email about it...

Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #8 on: 05 February, 2024, 09:00:59 pm »
"Ott's Law states that the worst weather will coincide with the worst part (for that weather) of any planned ride"

Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #9 on: 06 February, 2024, 07:08:21 pm »
But there is a Maldon run :thumbsup:
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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #10 on: 06 February, 2024, 07:36:46 pm »
But there is a Maldon run :thumbsup:

All they need to do now is move Maldon 12 miles south and I am in.   ;D
"Ott's Law states that the worst weather will coincide with the worst part (for that weather) of any planned ride"

Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #11 on: 06 February, 2024, 07:40:56 pm »
I've not done a Fridays ride for years.....    Can I get fit enough in time for April  :-\
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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #12 on: 06 February, 2024, 10:43:24 pm »
Two things:

1. Calendar is here : https://www.fnrttc.org.uk/ride-calendar-2024
B. No Southend ride

Typical

Why typical ?
I ask as a Friday's ride leader (Manchester-Morecambe and York-Hull in 2024, train strikes permitting).


Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #13 on: 06 February, 2024, 10:46:42 pm »
I've not done a Fridays ride for years.....    Can I get fit enough in time for April  :-\

Only you will know Andrew but (bias here), Manchester-Morecambe is in May and the section to Blackburn is very hilly. York-Hull is in late August (more time to get fit !) and is very flat.
Cambridge-King's Lynn is even flatter. Not my ride but I'm planning on being there.
Just sayin'......  ;) ;D


Tim Hall

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #14 on: 06 February, 2024, 11:10:40 pm »
I've not done a Fridays ride for years.....    Can I get fit enough in time for April  :-\
From memory Shoreham isn't that hilly. The North and South Downs stand between London and the coast but the South Downs are conquered by sneaking through a river valley. The North Downs these days tend to include grinding up Farthing Down, which isn't that gruelling, only a bit gruelling. The north face of the North Downs tend to be less steep than the south face. If the midway break is at The Edifice the next bit of business is Turners Hill, which is a it rude. After that the ride is mostly flat.

Do it
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

StuAff

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #15 on: 06 February, 2024, 11:19:59 pm »
I've not done a Fridays ride for years.....    Can I get fit enough in time for April  :-\
From memory Shoreham isn't that hilly. The North and South Downs stand between London and the coast but the South Downs are conquered by sneaking through a river valley. The North Downs these days tend to include grinding up Farthing Down, which isn't that gruelling, only a bit gruelling. The north face of the North Downs tend to be less steep than the south face. If the midway break is at The Edifice the next bit of business is Turners Hill, which is a it rude. After that the ride is mostly flat.

Do it
+1!

Gattopardo

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #16 on: 07 February, 2024, 12:18:44 am »
Quite fancy a group ride and no where near fit enough ever.

Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #17 on: 07 February, 2024, 10:27:30 am »
Typical

As has become the case for the last n years, typically I have a calendar clash for the Manc-Morec ride.

I don't think I could get from Morecambe to Druridge Bay before my swim starts. Mrs Google says driving: 147 miles / 2hr 43. Registration starts at 13:00 and the compulsory briefing 13:45. Hmmmm.

Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #18 on: 07 February, 2024, 05:39:21 pm »
Two things:

1. Calendar is here : https://www.fnrttc.org.uk/ride-calendar-2024
B. No Southend ride

Typical

Why typical ?
I ask as a Friday's ride leader (Manchester-Morecambe and York-Hull in 2024, train strikes permitting).

Because I have never wanted to do any FNRTTC before, and I really fancied doing the Southend FNRTTC this year, because I live close to the best Southend to London train route...
"Ott's Law states that the worst weather will coincide with the worst part (for that weather) of any planned ride"

sam

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Re: Fridays to Southend
« Reply #19 on: 07 February, 2024, 05:44:49 pm »
(Pencils in London to Brighton Ditchling Beacon, little London being a pain to get home from.)

(If only they'd go to Hastings.)