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Christmas Ride to Bradford

Would be good to do a trot to Bradford-on-Avon for lunch before the year is through, then we can meander back with a Christmas stop in Bath. Hopefully the weather will be kind enough to allow us this ride, we shall see closer to the time.

We'll be covering around 30 miles before lunch at a reasonable speed, flat along the railway line and then the tow path. This ride is more suitable for the 'skinny' bikes. You can do this on a mountain bike, however you will probably be tired and grumpy by the end, so inadvisable unless you replace your winter tyres for slicks.

Bring get-me-home lights; a spare inner tube (punctures are common on the tow-path); a pump; and lunch money. I will be wearing my helmet, I suggest you do too.

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  • Emma

    Sorry for not letting you know I wasn't coming along. I tried to email the night before but my internet was playing up and wouldn't let me make a comment. Glad the rain didn't cancel it. Hope you're all warm and dry now! Emma

    December 24, 2012

  • Martin E.

    Excluding the weather is was a most pleasant ride with excellent pub/brunch stop and some fantastic Kingfisher spotting, good chat and company. Including the weather it was dreadful!!!! still drying out. Would I do it again - yes and take more photos and wear a wetsuit.

    December 23, 2012

  • Matt B.

    Don't fancy cycling in this rain, have a good one if you do venture out. Tried to text you Julia but can't, the Orange top up system seems to be down at the moment

    December 22, 2012

  • Martin E.

    Julia When do you plan to arrive back to Bristol, (roughly). I am driving up to Reading late afternoon. Martin

    December 20, 2012

    • Martin E.

      Thanks Julia see in the morning M

      December 21, 2012

  • Dom

    Sorry, not going to be able to make this now as I'm increasingly under the weather this week and am not sure I'd make Bath, let alone Bradford-on-Avon :( I hope to make it to see you all for coffee before you set off though.

    December 21, 2012

  • Dom

    Hi All, looking forward to catching up with you on Julia's ride this Saturday! If anyone's planning a slightly longer pre-ride fueling, I'll be coffee-ing up from 9ish in Lashings :) Dom

    December 17, 2012

    • Ruth T.

      Hi all - sorry I can't now come - my partner's sons and their families are coming for lunch on Saturday. Hope you enjoy - think of me slaving over a stove as your pedals go round. Happy Christmas. Ruthx

      December 20, 2012

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