Spin to Cafe Ventoux

8:30 Sat, 11 Aug 2018

Distance: 128.75km

Duration: 5hr 0



Usual pace approx 16-18 mph average

Did this 2 years ago and remember it being a good ride. Weather is looking promising for Saturday so get your names down!


Can't make it tomorrow, which is a shame - looks like a good day for it.

Quick word of advice though, as I think that's originally my route from a few years back. [The gratuitous extra hills are a dead giveaway. ;-) ]

With hindsight, the bit where the route crosses the A46 coming back is not a very good idea - it's the T-junction, not a flyover, and when we did it it was a real faff (not to mention a bit scary) trying to get a group across the 70mph dual carriageway. I'd suggest going via Hoby-Ragdale-Six Hills instead - it's a nicer road anyway, and goes under the A46 rather than straight across.



10:24 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Thanks Rich, I'll take a look at that tonight after work and update the route.

I hear that you're planning a route the following weekend? I'm hoping to join that.

Jonathan H

10:28 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Where as I'd say the junction is fine, but go right at Seagrave and back via 6 Hills then Wymeswold. But all options are just fine. I have more issues with the cafe ;-) I'll stick a route up some time and do my best to absorb the consensus on route style :-)


10:56 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

OK Mike, I trust your local knowledge! I remember the cafe being ok, as I said though...haven't been for a while.

Jonathan H

11:48 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

I think the problem is me rather than the cafe ;)


11:50 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Long one (200km-ish) next Sunday is indeed the plan Jonathan. Still need to finalise the route, but will post it up as soon as I can.


14:04 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Can imagine it’s going to be a really enticing meet time ;)


14:29 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

I've reimagined the route, it's the same really except I've straightened out the bit to Waltham. That's what's one my garmin anyway.


18:46 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

If everything goes to plan I'll meet you guys at the cafe, along with Phil R. Looking to get there at about 11:15.


19:04 Fri, 10 Aug 2018

Out down canal and through Rudd? I'm planning to join you but have to drop my car off at 8:30 so may catch you later.


8:02 Sat, 11 Aug 2018

Cheers all, cracking day for it.


14:57 Sat, 11 Aug 2018

Yep great, completely spent now. Thanks all.


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