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FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« on: August 04, 2019, 04:19:42 pm »
Almost Dutch. From the Greens of Cambridge across Fenland, a vast watery landscape of rivers, peat beds and marshes. A short stretch of bridleway, followed by the only climb to The Ship of The Fens, Ely Cathedral at all of 26 metres above sea level. Onwards along canal banks with sodium-lit crop picking to our halfway stop at Welney Wetland Centre. Final leg through a village named for us to the Cathedral of Marshland at Terrington St Clement and then West Lynn for a ferry (£1.20) to our destination. For a feel of where we're going, settle down to this video: http://meadesshrine.blogspot.com/1997/01/efa.html#ep5

Meet in front of Cambridge station by 23.30 for midnight start. Cheapest trains from London are from Liverpool Street, alternatively faster but more expensive from King's Cross. Cycles are allowed on both routes, no reservation required. King's Lynn trains return direct to King's Cross. A ride of 110km, with just 340m climbing. And no shelter if there's a headwind.
Register here: https://www.fnrttc.org.uk/30-august-cambridge-to-king-s-lynne.

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 04:18:03 pm »
In.
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

ElyDave

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 01:00:20 pm »
what time are you expecting to be in Ely, or even pass through Little Downham?
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 04:32:14 pm »
what time are you expecting to be in Ely, or even pass through Little Downham?
Probably between 2 & 2.30 a.m.
But we don't let riders join part way. There are others coming to the start from Ely, and riding back there after breakfast.

Kim

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 06:04:45 pm »
I don't think there's a rule against cheering the ride on or distributing CAKE, thobut.
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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 06:24:01 pm »
I think I've only ever been out this way once, but I think this ride has epic potential.

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2019, 06:33:31 pm »
It sounds to me like a Very Good Idea. The trouble is I will probably be Oop Noorth in hilly regions when it is happening.
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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019, 08:54:38 am »
I'd like to do this one but have somehow found myself having to endure the second part of Harry Potter and the Ridiculously Convoluted Plot in London that evening so won't be able to get to the start on time, even by train  :'(
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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 09:56:11 am »
I think I've only ever been out this way once, but I think this ride has epic potential.

I joined you on a Cambridge to Kings Lynn ride - one that Regulator organised.
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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2019, 10:24:22 am »
I think I've only ever been out this way once, but I think this ride has epic potential.

I joined you on a Cambridge to Kings Lynn ride - one that Regulator organised.
I was wondering whether or not it was Greg's ride - memory fails me.
Chris Smith and Lynsey on it as well?

Kim

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2019, 10:57:21 am »
That was my first forum ride.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2019, 01:21:35 pm »
I think I've only ever been out this way once, but I think this ride has epic potential.

I joined you on a Cambridge to Kings Lynn ride - one that Regulator organised.
I was wondering whether or not it was Greg's ride - memory fails me.
Chris Smith and Lynsey on it as well?

I think Chris & Mrs were on their Tandem, but I belive they packed before Lynn. Lynsay, Kim, Greg, Teethgrinder & myself camped outside Lynn, and return rode, into a headwind to Ely the following day.
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mmmmartin

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2019, 01:33:54 pm »
camped outside Lynn.
This was my plan but sadly I have an un-get-out-able commitment on the Sunday so have to postpone it until next year
Besides, it wouldn't be audacious if success were guaranteed.

ElyDave

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2019, 04:25:19 pm »
what time are you expecting to be in Ely, or even pass through Little Downham?
Probably between 2 & 2.30 a.m.
But we don't let riders join part way. There are others coming to the start from Ely, and riding back there after breakfast.

The reason I'm asking is that I'm in London that day taking my disabled son to the Nat Hit Museum, and no idea when I'll be back.  Your route, if taking NCN 11 through Ely to Downham market passes less than 500m from my doorstep.  I know I can get that far in time, but not sure about Cambridge.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens


Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2019, 09:36:04 pm »
what time are you expecting to be in Ely, or even pass through Little Downham?
Probably between 2 & 2.30 a.m.
But we don't let riders join part way. There are others coming to the start from Ely, and riding back there after breakfast.

The reason I'm asking is that I'm in London that day taking my disabled son to the Nat Hit Museum, and no idea when I'll be back.  Your route, if taking NCN 11 through Ely to Downham market passes less than 500m from my doorstep.  I know I can get that far in time, but not sure about Cambridge.

I've sent you an email

ElyDave

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2019, 10:10:04 pm »
seen that, thanks, will respond there
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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2019, 10:24:10 pm »
what time are you expecting to be in Ely, or even pass through Little Downham?

But we don't let riders join part way.

??? Aren't they public roads...

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2019, 12:28:18 am »
I'm in.
Just bought train tickets; not too expensive though still not cheap and I'll spend a lot of time travelling but I think it'll be worth it.
I'm going to have a lot of time to kill in KL before my 13.44 train home.


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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2019, 12:29:24 pm »
Unfortunately, I can't make it.  Although Cambridge to King's Lynn is a favourite ride (some of you may have done one of my King's Lynn rides in the past).

Have fun everyone!
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MsG

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2019, 10:54:18 pm »
Signed up.
Should be riding back to Ely from King's Lynn to make 162km. Bit of a wiggle en route to make up the distance. Different route back.

Looking forward to it.

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2019, 01:05:37 am »
May need to drive 1000 miles to Scotland and back either next weekend or the FNRTTC weekend. If I'm free on 30th, I'm hoping to sign on as another Ely Rider.

It's starting to look as if we have enough Ely riders to organise an event of our own...  :D
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MsG

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Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2019, 08:51:33 am »
May need to drive 1000 miles to Scotland and back either next weekend or the FNRTTC weekend. If I'm free on 30th, I'm hoping to sign on as another Ely Rider.

It's starting to look as if we have enough Ely riders to organise an event of our own...  :D

I did wonder! There are a few locals who can't make this date but we're interested.

Re: FNRttC Cambridge to Kings Lynn August 30th
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2019, 07:53:55 pm »
I've finally got around to filling in the registration form.
Work has had me away from home for a few days (ironically enough in Kings Lynn; yes, I did take a bike). I forgot to register before the trip and I didn't have my CUK info with me.
I'll be back in KL again Tue-Thu next week. Not really where I want to be but needs must, sigh. Originally I'd planned to be elsewhere......

Even if I hadn't already bought the train tickets I wouldn't have stayed over 'til Friday (work would have paid for the hotel) because it would have meant driving home after the ride and that is A BAD THING.